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Old 12-05-2007, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Pci-e 2.0?

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I am planning a new build and I want to get a GeForce 8800 GT. The only problem is they only fit PCI-E 2.0 slots (or so newegg says). So what's the deal with that? This is the motherboard I was going to get. So what I'm asking is; what is PCI-E 2.0 and is this mobo compatible with it. Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:19 AM   #2
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i think i read somewhere that pci x16 is the same slot as 2.0.

maby some else will help u further
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: Pci-e 2.0?

I just did a little research on it and I guess it is backwards compatible. Can someone expand on it for me?
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an 8800GT will work on on older 16x motherboards no problems, you just wont get the extra "performance" increase from PCI-E 2.0. although the performance increase is probably unnoticeable.
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Default Re: Pci-e 2.0?

The PCI x16 utilizes the same slot as PCI 2.0. So using a 2.0 card in a standard x16 slot will work, but you wont get the full performance out of the card.
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ok.so do all new mobo's have pci 2.0 slots instead of x16
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Default Re: Pci-e 2.0?

In the future most will,but at the moment most still have 16x.
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oh ok im still on the agp.ahhhh

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Old 12-05-2007, 05:46 AM   #9
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Well, let's see...erm...AGP is considered dead, but it has still room, enoguh room that it could even take an 8800GT.

As for PCI-E 2.0, all motherboard with the X38 and X48 chipset will be able to have it ATM.
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I dont think that they are making AGP past the 7950gt
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