Graphics card Issue. Old motherboard, new graphics?

I have a motherboard with an open PCIe slot, it's a bit old. Can I put any PCIe video card in the slot? Or do I have to abide by the original chipset in some way?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Pcie is forwards and backwards compatible so in theaory a graphics card using 2.1 interface will be supported on a motherboard that uses Pcie 1.0 its just the bandwidth is slower on older Pcie interfaces. Physically they are the same size.

    If anything will determine what graphics card you can use it will be your power supply,most half decent graphics cards require you to have a minimum 500 watt powersupply to power the graphics card and the rest of your hardware.

  • D.J.
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    as long as the pcie slots are compatible then it should be fine ^___^

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