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Old 02-16-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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I have just gotten a new computer and want to put a graphics card in it. In looking at the different types of cards I have no idea what will fit in my mobo. I know my computer has PCI-E x16 slots but most graphics cards I am looking at have PCI-E 2.0 or 2.1. I don't know if they will work with any pci-e slot or if i have to have a 2.0 or 2.1 compatible slot. Any explanations of pci-e slots would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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Hi there. If you do not mind reading a little bit, this should answer your questions. PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I hope this helps, Brian...
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:37 AM   #3
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Thanks, I definitely don't mind reading as long as I can find the right info.

For all those other people wondering out there I found out that PCI-E 2.0 cards are backwards compatible with older mobos and that PCI-E mobos are backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.x cards
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