2.0 pcie graphics card on 1.0 pcie motherboard?

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Hello, I did some snooping around the internet and found that a 1.0 pcie graphics card can go to a 2.0 pcie motherboard, but I was wondering if I can install a 2.0 pcie graphics card to a 1.0 pcie motherboard.

My computer has a Intel DP35DP motherboard

The graphics card i'm looking at right now is the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143161)

any help would be really appreciated
 
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They are identical, the difference is not in the slot but the circuity attached to it.
Any PCI-E card will run in any PCI-E slot it will physically fit into, it has been known for people to modify a PCI-E X1 slot to accept a X16 card!
Here is a little light reading on the subject, and make sure you take notes, I shall ask questions later;)


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

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:D thanks again! I read through most of the wikipedia page and am starting to get a clue as to what a PCI slot basically is. Thanks again for the help, this really helped. :)
 

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ah! sorry coozie7 but after reading a little more in the wikipedia entry, i came upon something that directly related to the type of intel chipset i have on my motherboard.

In June 2007 Intel released the specification of the Intel P35 chipset which does not support PCIe 2.0 only PCIe 1.1.[18] Some people may be confused by the P35 block diagram which states the Intel P35 has a PCIe x16 graphics link (8 GB/s) and 6 PCIe x1 links (500 MB/s each).

I have the P35. I don't know if this quote is saying that it is compatible or not. The article goes on to say that the first ever 2.0 compatible chipset released by intel was something else (the X38)

Can you (or someone else) clarify this?
 
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Only PCIE 2.0 MB can fully deliver PCIE 2.0 VGA card performance
For example P35 PCI-E 1.0:250mb/s, P45 PCI-E 2.0:500mb/s
 

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Only PCIE 2.0 MB can fully deliver PCIE 2.0 VGA card performance
For example P35 PCI-E 1.0:250mb/s, P45 PCI-E 2.0:500mb/s


Well, that does really matter if the card does not use all that bandwidth now, does it?

It does not really matter if you can drive 100 mph or 200 mph on a road if your car will only do 75.