Will nvidia gt 240 1gbg ddr5 run in PCI Express x16 slot

March 25, 2012 at 04:15:03
Specs: Windows XP, 2 gb
Will nvidia gt 240 1gbg ddr5 run in PCI Express x16 slot
In motherboard
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#1
March 25, 2012 at 04:56:46
As far as I can tell your MB has a PCIe 16x slot that is first generation (1.0 pr 1.1) since the information I find (including manual) only mentions 'PCIe 16x' without the version number. The video card should work fine in that slot except that you will just not get the maximum performance out of the video that you would if your MB supported the later 2.0 standard since these cards are backward compatible. This is still better than the older PCI or AGP slot capability so you should be fine though for some gaming you may need to back down on some of the settings to play them smoothly.

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#2
March 26, 2012 at 03:12:35
I indeed have a PCIe slot
So..i will get good performance or not for
NVIDIA GT240 1GB DDR5

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#3
March 26, 2012 at 05:16:09
It should work fine. Some performance loss should be expected though so it will depend on what you are using the system for. I doubt you will notice anything for watching movies say.

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#4
March 27, 2012 at 03:25:31
My system is AMD ATHLON X2-245 ....
SO i should but the card or not...... Bcoz..i hav to play games lik.
Prorotype...fifa 11,nfs shift,Gta iv.,call of duty 4

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#5
March 27, 2012 at 05:00:56
The limit is your motherboard, they will work together but there is a limit to how much information can flow between them due to the older PCIe 16x capability. All you can do is try it, though if you get jumpy or pauses then use lower settings on the game. Another card, even a faster one would not make much difference due to your slot's capability. You will still have much better graphics than the onboard graphics or an older lesser card, so it should be worth the try. Think of it this way, if you connect a fire hose to a garden hose spigot on your house you could not expect to be able to fight a fire since the pipes feeding the connection outside of your house is either 1/2" or maybe 3/4" on the inside whereas the pipe feeding the fire hydrant is 3 or 4 times as large carrying 10 times the water. The only really significant step beyond upgrading to that card, would be building or buying a gaming specific machine with more modern hardware.

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