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MagicFlyingfish
20-12-2008, 08:59 PM
Hi,

Is it possible to use a graphics card that requires PCI express 2.0 8X with a motherboard that has a PCI Express 16X (Unsure is 2.0). Graphics card is a Sapphire RADEON HD 3450
link - www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=236
and motherboard is a MSI P4M900M2-F 1GB DDR2 and 2.26GHZ Celeron D
link - http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=1123

Thanks,

Speedy Gonzales
20-12-2008, 10:29 PM
Hmm down the bottom of the card link it says

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

So, I cant see why not

Can you get a mobo with an x8 PCI-E slot?? Cant say I've seen or heard of one

I've heard of 1,4 and 16

Thebananamonkey
20-12-2008, 10:50 PM
8x slot exists in the form of a reduced second and third bus when using CF or SLI. But not as a standalone bus.

That card is PCI-E 2.0 compatible, but will also work with 16x to the best of my knowledge.

qazwsxokmijn
20-12-2008, 10:59 PM
The PCI-E x8 slot is physically shorter than a x16, and since the 3450 is a PCI-E x16 card, it is physically impossible to fit it in the x8 slot.

memphis
21-12-2008, 01:02 PM
quote=Thebananamonkey;8x slot exists in the form of a reduced second and third bus when using CF or SLI. But not as a standalone bus.

That card is PCI-E 2.0 compatible, but will also work with 16x to the best of my knowledge.

Yeah that's right!!!:thumbs:

Netsukeninja
21-12-2008, 01:39 PM
The motherboard says it has a PCI-e x16 and the card uses PCI-e x16