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Old 06-19-2010, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PCI-E 2.1 Card work on a PCI-E 1.0 slot?

I got a ASUS motherboard M3N72-D, I can't find in the documentation what kind of slot it is for sure I assumed it was a 1.0 it does say in the book.

"Supports PCIe 2.0/1.0 architecture"

This motherboard was a pretty high end model when I bought it new about 1.5 years ago. I'd love to be able to buy this 2.1 card I've been eyeballing in a few months, but I need to make sure I don't buy the wrong card lol.

Edit: Ahh update, I found in the documentation where it says that they are "PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots", there are two. I assume the 2.0 slot works fine with a 2.1 card. Could I get some confirmation, 500 dollars is alot of money to sink into a new video card.
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Default Re: PCI-E 2.1 Card work on a PCI-E 1.0 slot?

pci-e 2/2.1 cards are backwards compatible.

as long as the card is for the x16 slot, you won't have any problems.
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Thanks a bunch ^^
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