neodude is right, I was answering the question of whether my mobo was pci-e 2.0 or not. Besides, how does "No it doesn't" sound like an answer to:
I don't do much gaming to need that extra bandwidth PCI-E2.0 offers.
A normal x16 8800 is way way WAY more than enough for my needs. But I'm getting it anyway, cause the thought of it makes me mess myself. lol jk
PuNkY, I doubt my problems will re-occur for you. But I'd recommend getting a pci-e 2.0 motherboard with a pci-e 2.0 video card to be sure (as well as that performance boost). I am using a GA-MS68SM-L2. Just keep in mind that some motherboards will not support some video cards even if they're supposed to, so perhaps be ready to take it back. Like I said though, it probably won't be an issue this is just my experience.