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GeForce 6800 and PCI Express...


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I'll make this short...I was wondering, if I bought a new computer that would have a PCI Express slot in it, would I be able to stick in a GeForce 6800 and have it work? Or do I have to buy some highly expensive modified version of that card to make it work? Thanks guys!

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As long as the video card is PCI Express, and you have the power supply it should run no problem.
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Well, what I meant to ask was, are there two different variants of video cards out now that PCI express is available? As in, an AGP variant and a PCI variant? Or will the card designed for the AGP slot work in the PCI express slot?
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Ok, there are two types of PCI Express slots. PCIx16, and PCIx8, the x16 is for video, and the x8 is for addin cards(Sound, NIC, and so on). You cant place a AGP card in any PICx slot, but you can use the old PCI cards in the PCIx8, but the PCIx8 cards cant go in to the old PCI slots:

AGP -> PCIx16 = No
PCIx16 -> AGP = No
Old PCI -> PCIx8 = Yes
PCIx8 -> Old PCI = No

I hope that this helps, understanding PCIx
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Thanks!!! :tazz:
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