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Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE video card

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#1 BTC


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:05 AM

I have a Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE video card that I need to replace for windows 10 compatibility.


The current card has a PCI express 1.0 interface.


I am looking for a very inexpensive solution as this is an old computer.


Is a PCIe 2.1 x16 compatible?


If not what exactly do I need to look for to make sure it is compatible?


Thanks for any guidance.



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#2 rqt


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:47 AM

Compatibility is hard to guarantee, but I'm using a couple of AMD PCIe 3.0 x16 cards in a PCIe1 slots (I believe one board is 1.0 the other 1.1, cards are Sapphire HD7770's)

Edited by rqt, 06 October 2015 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 03:43 PM

Yes the PCIe standards are backward and forward compatible - i.e. plugging a PCIe 2.1 card into a PCIe 1.0 slot should work, and vice versa.  In both cases, the connection speed is limited by the slowest part, and will be at the PCIe 1.0 speed (4 GB/s), rather than PCIe 2.1 speed (8 GB/s).  This is not a problem.


I do agree there is no guarantee of compatibility - there can be unexpected problems occasionally, but for the most part it does work.


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:57 PM

Glad to find this post.  I have the same Nvidia card, and the same Win 10 compatibility issue.  Dell XPS410, Intel Core2 6300@1.86 GHz. 4GB RAM 64-bit.  What card did you settle on, BTC? Any suggestions?

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