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PCI-e Issues

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#1 PlyPencil


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Posted 08 May 2010 - 03:34 AM

In a few weeks once the item comes into stock I am getting a new graphics card. Its requires a PCI-e x16 2.0 slot. I have been browsing the site www.dabs.com for motherboards, and on the motherboard I want it only states a PCI-e x16 slot. I am unable to find any that state 2.0.

The motherboard I am looking at is:

My question is, should I assume it is a 2.0 slot seeing as 1.0 has been obsolete since 2004?

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:28 AM

An mATX ECS board with an NVidia chipset? You must like problems.

It is PCIE 1.1, not 2.0, but a 2.0 card will work in it.

Seriously, there are much better solutions out there. I will leave recommendations to the resident AMD experts.

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#3 PlyPencil

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:57 AM

Sorry I linked the wrong board, but still it had a PCI-e slot. How much would it degrade the performance of the device I plug in?

(I am an Intel and Radeon fan, anything nVidia always breaks on me and AMD is just slow.....but thats because the AMD's I have used are about 8 years old)

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 10:47 AM

not a huge deal, I use a 2.0 card in a 1.1 slot and have no issues at all, but I advise people to stay away from ECS boards, I have had nothing but problems with them. I typically recomend Gigabyte or ASUS boards, especially for a AMD build.



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