Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:02 PM
Ya I agree. Get a better motherboard from a more reliable company such as Asus, Gigabyte, or MSI.
Anyway, to answer your question, the slots are interchangeable. You can put a PCI 2.0 card in a X16 (1.0) slot. In fact, I'm running an ATI HD 3870 on a board with a PCIx16 slot. It works perfectly fine, and I read a review that the 2.0 slot only gives you an average of maybe 2-3 more FPS in games.
If you're looking for crossfire capabilities, you'll want a better board anyway. The other slot only runs in X4 mode, and that can really bottleneck a graphics card. I probably wouldn't even be worth having two graphics cards in that board.
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