Does a new gfx card work on my old PCIe motherboard?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Graphics' started by ToddeSwe, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. ToddeSwe

    ToddeSwe Senior Member

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    Hi!

    I have an old motherboard with just PCIe and not PCI Express 2.0 x16, can i buy a new gfx card that says 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 and still being able to use it?

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    ToddeSwe
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    The short answer is yes. PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 are backwards compatible with the difference being about a frame per second. As long as you fulfill the cards power requirments you should be fine.
     
  3. ToddeSwe

    ToddeSwe Senior Member

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    Thanks! Then i know! :)
     

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