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The maximum length for PCIe cable (all lane sizes) generation wise are as follows: PCIe Gen 1: 15 inches. PCIe Gen 2: 12 inches. PCIe Gen 3: 8 inches. Source


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Your motherboard supports PCI Express version 1. There is no problem if the PCI Express version of your card and motherboard are different, they are backward and forward compatible so you should be fine with the card. I used to have a very similar system like you. I had a Intel 945GZ chipset based motherboard which supported PCI Express 1 and on it I used a ...


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BARs are not used for device buffers in system RAM, and the device does not request such buffers via BARs. Rather, the host driver will allocate a buffer from system RAM and will tell the device where it is, perhaps by simply writing the address to a device register, perhaps as part of a more complex protocol. The device then accesses the system RAM buffer ...


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PCIe SSDs aren't going to enter the mainstream until 2H 2015 at this point. You're going to be paying a huge price premium for a gain in performance that you honestly won't notice over a SATA SSD. Since you're currently on 3TB platter drive, I offer the following advice, as a Z77 Extreme 4 owner who made this switch several years ago. 1) The cheapest ...


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It doesn't look like the motherboard's chipset supports PCIe 2.0 - for example, the Wikipedia entry for the nForce 630a states 20 lanes of PCIe 1.1. Edit More information: running at PCIe 1.1 x16 is probably not something to worry about, Guru3D just did an article on it: PCI Express Scaling Game Performance Analysis review which concludes "if you use a ...



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