Solved Use of a PCI Express 2.1 GPU in a PCI-E 1.0 port.

December 21, 2012 at 09:15:21
Specs: Windows XP Professional 32-bit, AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.6GHz OC@ 1.8GHz | 2048MB DDR-400

Hello,

I have a fairly simple question today. Will a PCI-E 2.1 GPU work properly in a PCI-E 1.0 port? The GPU and board in question are as follows.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

GIGABYTE GA-K8N Ultra-9

I can acquire this board for a good price, but I need to make sure that I will be able to use this graphics card with it.

Thanks in advance,

Comguy

AMD Sempron 2600+
1.6GHz OC@ 1.8GHz, 2048MB of DDR-400 RAM
Windows XP Professional 32-bit
ATI Radeon X1650 AGP GPU
120GB IDE HDD
160GB IDE HDD
1TB SATA WD Caviar Green


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#1
December 21, 2012 at 09:21:48
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This issue has been covered several times before. PCIe 2.1 cards will NOT work in 1.x slot, however, 2.0 cards WILL work. See below. It's possible that a BIOS update will do the trick, but do your homework before making a move.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Ex...


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#2
December 21, 2012 at 09:25:27

@riider

Ah, alright. I'll see if I can get a 2.0 card then.

Thanks,

Comguy

AMD Sempron 2600+
1.6GHz OC@ 1.8GHz, 2048MB of DDR-400 RAM
Windows XP Professional 32-bit
ATI Radeon X1650 AGP GPU
120GB IDE HDD
160GB IDE HDD
1TB SATA WD Caviar Green


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#3
December 21, 2012 at 09:29:02

I just looked at the board specs. That's really an old timer. It doesn't look like any of the BIOS updates address the PCIe slot.

http://ee.gigabyte.com/products/pag...


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