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Gigabyte P35-DS3R

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nismodr, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. Nismodr

    Nismodr Thread Starter

    Jul 21, 2012
    Probably a very fundamentally easy question, but I'm cure if this motherboard is compatible with this card :


    It's a GeForce GTX 650 PCI Express 3.0. My mainboard is only PCI Express 1, I believe. Is this card backwards compatible? I can't seem to find any info on the web.

    Thank you very much for reading, and I appreciate any information !
  2. C141


    Jun 7, 2011


    PCI Express operates in consumer, server, and industrial applications, as a motherboard-level interconnect (to link motherboard-mounted peripherals), a passive backplane interconnect and as an expansion card interface for add-in boards.
    In virtually all modern (as of 2012) PCs, from consumer laptops and desktops to enterprise data servers, the PCIe bus serves as the primary motherboard-level interconnect, connecting the host system-processor with both integrated-peripherals (surface-mounted ICs) and add-on peripherals (expansion cards.) In most of these systems, the PCIe bus co-exists with one or more legacy PCI buses, for backward compatibility with the large body of legacy PCI peripherals.

    Read the full article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    PCI-Express is pretty much forward and backward compatible, you just don't get the full speed or features of the interface when using an older card or motherboard. It should work just fine.
  4. dai


    Mar 6, 2003
    just make sure you have the power supply to run it

    video and psu upgrades go hand in hand
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