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Windows 7: Purchased a graphics card but might of hit a snag

29 Dec 2009   #1
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Purchased a graphics card but might of hit a snag

I've purchased Gigabyte GTS250 1GB PCI E 1024MB Graphics Card GTS 250

I didn't realise it's interface is a PCI-E 2.0

I only have PCI-E, will it work? And if it doesn't is there a way around it???

Regards


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29 Dec 2009   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

As long as it's a PCI-E 1.0 slot, you will be fine. PCI-E 2.0 hardware is backwards compatible.
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29 Dec 2009   #3
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cheers for that hopefully it will work, keep you updated
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29 Dec 2009   #4
willhub

Windows 7
 
 

Won't the card run slightly slower than it could? As PCI-E 2.0 has extra bandwidth, so with PCI-E 1.0 bandwidth will be limited?
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29 Dec 2009   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

welcome to seven forums wllhub: Please fillin your system specs so we can have a better idea f what MB you have thanks. Purchased a graphics card but might of hit a snag-usercp-1.png


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29 Dec 2009   #6
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

I agree with Fabe, Let us see what motherboard you are plugging into so that we can help you research what your possibility's are with your graphics card purchase.
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29 Dec 2009   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willhub View Post
Won't the card run slightly slower than it could? As PCI-E 2.0 has extra bandwidth, so with PCI-E 1.0 bandwidth will be limited?
Yes it will, but the important thing is that it will still work
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29 Dec 2009   #8
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you might have meant me to update my specs so I have anyway.

Thanks guys.
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29 Dec 2009   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As the others have said it will be fine in a PCI-E 16x 1.0 slot. Of bigger concern is the power supply, that GTS 250 requires a lot more power than your old 7300 LE. What is the total wattage of your current power supply (make and model number would help a lot)?
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30 Dec 2009   #10
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's 350w bit on the low side, I will upgrade it a 450W psu soon, but the card came today and is running fine, but if any one reads this please refer to my new thread in the graphics section.
Thanks
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