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Hello!

Do anyone know if a old GPU like the 8800gts which normaly fits in a 775 socket will fit in a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3? - thinking there might be a backward compatible PCI port?

Thanks

*edit i meant which normaly fitted in a 775 socket board...
Edited by Bird - 10/16/11 at 10:10am
post #2 of 9
PCI Express is PCI Express. Everything will work.
post #3 of 9
Socket 775 is a CPU socket - nothing to do with graphcs card.

The 8800gts is pci-e, so yes, it will work fine with that board.
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Of course it should. The PCIe ports are backwards compatible.

Got ninja'd pretty quickly.
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I smell a simple question from someone who doesn't know a lot about computers on a forum of people who DO.

Besides, if this is your definition of trolling, you either must be very lucky or don't use the internet much.
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As long as the motherboard has pci-e your good to go.
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post #8 of 9
Yes, you don't have to worry about sockets when it comes to graphic cards. Your 8800gts uses a PCI-e slot, and as long as your next motherboard has a PCI-e slot of any rating you will be fine.

If you are upgrading to such a beast of a motherboard, though, perhaps it is time to start looking for a new video card?
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Thanks for answers, and yes im upgrading my pc, its because the gtx590 card is out of orders in my country currently, so i want to use the old card to set up the new rig.

If any interest i will build this:

NZXT Phantom crafted series
PSU: Corsair AXN1200
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
CPU: I7 2600K
GPU: ASUS ENGTX590
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB 1866Mhz
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB
HDD: Seagate Baracuda 2TB
Coolers: CM MegaFlow 200
Noctua NH-14c might go with the Noctua NH-U12P Special Edition 1366
I just dont know if it will fit on top of the vengeance ram.
Might even go with corsairs watercooling, H100. What do you guys think?
Edited by Bird - 10/16/11 at 11:20am
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