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Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset & PCI E x16 2.1


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#1 Mazter81

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:16 AM

I'm in need of an upgrade of my computer, particularly my graphics, so I decided to switch the onboard to this:

Club 3D Radeon PCI-E HD5550 1024MB Eyefinity 3 - PCI Express 2.1 x16

But I'm wondering whether my motherboard is capable of running the ver 2.1 PCI Express, as I'm guessing it's a newer standard than when I purchased the computer...

Can someone help me - I've been googling around but it's all a bit too technical for me.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:32 PM

Well, we need to know either your motherboard model, or your computer brand and model.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:53 PM

if you have a PCI express x16 slot, it will work, regardless of whether its 1.0 or 2.1, if its a 1.0 or slot, it will just slightly bottleneck your GPU speed, however I doubt you will notice it, I would be more concerned with whether your PSU can support it or not, what kind of computer/power supply unit do you have?

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