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So what is the truth? ARE THE PCIe SLOTS BACKWARD AND FORWARD COMPATIBLE?

The answer is 'YES' and even 'NO'. Confused?

Yep :whistling:


I just roflmao'ed at this!
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See you have already gotten over the very poor Dell technical help that you did not receive earlier <_<
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If your mobo has the pcie version 1.1 then go with the pcie version 2.0/2.1....these version are more compatible with the older mobos anyway...If your mobo has a pcie sot version 2.0/2.1 then the pcie version 3 is suppose to work... The older boards (version 1.1)were left out of the mix as the manufacturers were not willing to make the upgrade to these mobos as they were being phased out anyway. This is why some pcie version 3 cards are not supposedly compatible as believed..


Thanks very much for this Veeg, the card I looking to buy is a 2.0 so I should be fine! :thumbsup:

You should,i have gone thru this as well,i have a 2005/06 system that i wanted to upgrade the graphics,so i did the research and this is what i found... Anyway i went with a GTX 610 pcie version 2.0, in my pcie slot version 1.1 and a new psu..
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I am going with http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814202035 for the computer I am building in my thread "Gaming Build"
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I am going with http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814202035 for the computer I am building in my thread "Gaming Build"

You do realize that this card will take up the space of 2 slots,it's just that wide...
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I only use 1 monitor. Mine is 42 inches and the monitor that card will run to will be 50 inches.

Edited by heartgrave, 08 August 2013 - 12:05 PM.

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I only use 1 monitor. Mine is 42 inches and the monitor that card will run to will be 50 inches.

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