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Is my graphics card PCI-E 2.0 compatable?


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#1 Alamaxia

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:16 AM

Currently in my computer i'm running to BFG Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT OC cards, got em back in 2005 and I'm wondering if they would work in a PCI-E 2.0 slot. I'm thinking about upgrading my motherboard so I can also upgrade my processor, and I need to be sure to get the right thing first time around.

Current computer specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI
Video Card: (2x) BFG NVidia GeForce 7800 GT OC
RAM: (4x) 1gb DDR (I think PC5300)
Hard Drives: (2x) PATA, (1x) SATA --- thinking about just getting a pata controller card with the new mobo ---
Optical Drive: (1x) PATA DVD DL +/- RW Lightscribe

If you need any advice, i'm all ears! Ideally I want to go to an AMD dual or quad core for under $200 or $250 and be able to keep my vid cards, ram, hard drives, and optical.

Thank you!

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:14 AM

I found on the Nvidia site that the bus technology is PCI express
http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_7800.html

Also I think if you are looking into upgrading or a new system, 6GB of RAM is not a bad idea to consider, specially since all the 64 bit technology (plus your about to drop a pretty penny and want your system to be able to handle the new and upcoming technology)

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:21 PM

those cards are PCI_E x16 1.0 technology, however they will still work in a PCI_E x16 2.0 slot, you just wont get much of a speed difference.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:06 PM

those cards are PCI_E x16 1.0 technology, however they will still work in a PCI_E x16 2.0 slot, you just wont get much of a speed difference.


Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks!




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