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Will a PCI-E V2.0 Graphics Card work with a PCI-E V1.0 Motherboard?

Will a PCI-e 2.0 card work in a PCI-e 1.0 motherboard?

Currently I've got an older ASUS M2N-E motherboard, and I would like get a newer video card (GTX 280 or similar) which will last me a while after I upgrade my motherboard at some point in the future. I currently have a 6600 GT which has served me well for a long time, but it's time to upgrade.

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marked as duplicate by Troggy Mar 5 '11 at 7:19

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Yes, it will work in your mother board. PCI-e 2 is backwards compatible with PCI-e 1x. Check your PSU to be to make sure it can supply the require wattage. Here are NVIDIA's complete spces for the GTX 280.

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From what I understand it is supposed to work, but of course only at 1.0 speeds.

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See this thread, the slots are cross compatible.


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