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PCI-E 2.0 Card compat. with PCI-E board?

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I'm browsing the Newegg marketplace, looking for a better card than my now outdated GeForce 6600, and I think I found something within my pricerange.

The thing is, the card is apparantly a PCI-E x16 2.0, yet I have a normal PCI-E x16 board (non 2.0).

Does anybody know if the card will run at all if I plug it into my board and if so, how much of a performance hit can I expect to take if any?

If anybody needs any product info, here's the two items in question (Card and Board):

Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130333
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186070

Thanks in advance
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The card will work, PCIe 1.1 & 2 are forwards/backwards compatible. And the difference between 2.0 and 1.1 is very minuscule (if any).
    
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Thanks for the info man, as soon as I have the funds Im gunna get that thing
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
520GBs total, 2 IDE (200GBs), 1 SATA (320GBs) Windows XP SP2 Big ol' CRT "ZMerc" ZBoard gaming keyboard. 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
520GBs total, 2 IDE (200GBs), 1 SATA (320GBs) Windows XP SP2 Big ol' CRT "ZMerc" ZBoard gaming keyboard. 
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