Solved: PCI-E x16 what version?

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Ziggy1

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Hi

I'm looking for a Video card, but not sure which version my PCI-E slot is? How would I know if it is 1.0, 2.0... I doubt it is 3.0... I just don't want to be wasting money on a 3.0 if it would not be able to use it to the full extent?



HP-Pavilion NY550AA-ABL p6240f

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2.50 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q8300
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http://h20386.www2.hp.com/CanadaStore/images/p6240f.pdf
 

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Assuming the link below is the right machine:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/e...329740-64546-64546-3999459-4006842.html?dnr=1

I believe the motherboard in it is possibly (have a look and check):

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01746799&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=4006089

however I can't seem to find anything at the moment other than it states it has a PCI-E x16 slot! To be honest I wouldn't worry too much about it, it probably won't make that much of a difference to the amount you are likely to spend and the cards are backward compatible. As far as I know there aren't many (if any) games out there that actually 'need' PCI-E 3.0 bandwidth so 2.0 is more than adequate.
 
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Recently we tested an AMD 7850 Radeon HD card (PCIe 3.0) on an Abit p35 pro that ran an E8400 precessor.
It worked fine. Although we could not run any benchmarks (software issues) to compare performance, the card was able to render the scenes rather effectively.
 

Ziggy1

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Assuming the link below is the right machine:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/e...329740-64546-64546-3999459-4006842.html?dnr=1

I believe the motherboard in it is possibly (have a look and check):

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01746799&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=4006089

however I can't seem to find anything at the moment other than it states it has a PCI-E x16 slot! To be honest I wouldn't worry too much about it, it probably won't make that much of a difference to the amount you are likely to spend and the cards are backward compatible. As far as I know there aren't many (if any) games out there that actually 'need' PCI-E 3.0 bandwidth so 2.0 is more than adequate.
Yes that is my computer/ Mother board. It just seems odd that the speck is not referenced, almost as if done on purpose to not affect sales of cards, but I get that it would be backwards compatible ( much like RAM is). Thanks anyways

I'm just looking for a half decent card at around $150 max. I also don't want a noisy fan.
 

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looking at prices the 550ti is around $100 as they are being discontinued the next step up are $200.00+
 

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The Geforce GTX 550, 560, and 650's in both plain and Ti versions are all available in the $100 to $200 price range. AMD also has several models in that price range.
 

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It;s still a decent card and it depends on what games you run, the in-game graphic settings, and resolution. Look up some reviews that have the game or similar games that you play to see what kind of performance you should expect.
 

Ziggy1

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thanks Rob, its what led me to make this post in the first place. If I knew that because my PCI -e, which is likely only 2.0 or 2.1, really can't max out to the rated clock speed of the 3.0 cards then I wouldn't fuss so much.
 
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