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PCI-E Question!

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Okay, well Im building this $300 pc for my cousin and im thinking about using this mobo;


and it say it has pci-e 16x, now my question is, can it use pci-e 2.0? Im not that clear in the compatibility.

Also, if you know of a good mobo in that price range thats good for overclocking thatd be cool, i plan on using the e5200 and making this a overclock machine
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its 100% backwards compatable, dont worry, you will have NO issues. How do I know? this is my second 2.0 card ive had running on a pci-e 1.1 mobo, no issues what so ever.
edit: why not go for this, only $7 more dude. SOOOOOOOOO worth it.
You really cant beat that deal.
pcie 1.0 and 2.0 are compatable with each other
a pcie slot is a pcie slot

good luck!
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okay thx! newegg just likes to screw with my head -.-

Originally Posted by pLuhhmm
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okay thx! newegg just likes to screw with my head -.-

So you gonna go with the $60 P45 i linked? buy it as soon as you can, open box items sometimes have very very low stock (like 1-2 units) So try to get it asap!
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thats not true, PCIe 1.0 is not 2.0 combatable, only PCIe 1.1 and 2.0 interchage properly. Remember the 8800GT problems with the K8T890 chipsets and the 925/915 chipsets, ranging issues with stability. But I wouldnt worry thats a 1.1 board
it will work but not to its full potential. done deal.
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