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Old October 10, 2009, 07:30 PM
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Default Pci-Express 1.1/2.0/3.0

I was going to upgrade my video card but what's the point my motherboard runs Pci-express 1.1.Does bandwith really matter that much when i'm only playing games that i buy,i don't online game.I realize that they are backward compatible but in theory am i only using half the power of my video card?I read an article that they are working on Pci-express 3.0.I blink and my computer is out of date.

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Old October 10, 2009, 08:09 PM
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All current video cards are backwards-compatible with PCI-E 1.x, so you can upgrade to a newer card with no problems. Current video cards don't require more bandwidth than a PCI-E 1.x 16X slot or PCI-E 2.0 8X slot can provide.
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