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PCI Express 2.0


So my Vid card(99% sure) took a dump on me not to long ago and its an PCI Express 1.0. Well sense I dont have the $$$ right now to build a whole new computer I just wanted to replace the card and upgrade bit by bit. Well every thing now is PCI Exp. 2.0 or 3.0 and I was wondering if they are backwards compatible. From what I have found I think they are...

PCIe 2.0 motherboard slots are fully backward compatible with PCIe v1.x cards. PCIe 2.0 cards are also generally backward compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1. Overall, graphic cards or motherboards designed for v 2.0 will be able to work with the other being v 1.1 or v 1.0.

So I was wondering if any one had any advice and/or more info/suggestions on what I could do and a good card that would work.


My current MoBo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131013
current Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103191

This is the Vid card I was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490


Well since you bought an SLI board might as well try to use it.

Maybe 2 of these?