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Will this work? Can you install a 2.0 PCI express card in a PCI express 1.? slot?
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yep,I'm running a 8800GT 2.0 in my 939 rig which PCI-E 1.0
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The graphics card will fit in the PCI 16x Slot.
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post #4 of 17
PCI-E 2.0 is backwards compatibility with 1.0.
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It won't run full speed (bandwidth), but it will work.
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Cards are not technology capable of utilizing the full bandwidth of pci-e 1 yet so no worries about the 2.0 it is just a marketing ploy for now.
    
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post #7 of 17
it will run 16x which more than fast enough. Just make sure you PSU will have enough AMPs to push and extra 6pin or 8pin power connectors.

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Originally Posted by an51r View Post
Cards are not technology capable of utilizing the full bandwidth of pci-e 1 yet so no worries about the 2.0 it is just a marketing ploy for now.
yeah what he said
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post #8 of 17
If I remember correctly, both cards and sockets for PCIe 2.0 are supposed to be backwards compatible. You can run a 1.0 card in a 2.0 socket or a 2.0 card in a 1.0 socket. The 2.0 parts just disable the extra features.
 
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post #9 of 17
The only differences between 1.0 and 2.0 is the bandwidth and that 2.0 slots push more power through the slot so that you don't need to use external power unless you're running a high-end card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryude View Post
The only differences between 1.0 and 2.0 is the bandwidth and that 2.0 slots push more power through the slot so that you don't need to use external power unless you're running a high-end card.
I belive the correct term when it comes to computer hardware is "throughput", "bandwidth" typically refers to an internet connection, and yes you can put a 2.0 card in a 1.1 slot, hovers i would strongly advise against doing the opposite as i have tried this and the 1.1 card was fried out by the 2.0 capable motherboard, and both the motherboard and video card where the same manufacturer.
    
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