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Can a Gigabyte K8N Pro SLI mobo support a PCIe 2.0 video card?

I want to upgrade my video card but need to be sure this mobo can support PCI e 2.0. I buy online and there are NO returns of course!

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  • Rachacha Mar 11, 2009

    AMD Socket 939

  • Rachacha Mar 11, 2009

    Current video card is a BFG (Nvidia) 7800 GT 256MB.

  • Rachacha Mar 11, 2009

    Found answer on Tom's Hardware. The answer is YES, this mobo does support PCI Express 2.0 video cards.

  • Rachacha Mar 11, 2009

    Although I got my answer on Tom's Hardware, I'll post the full model number here for those that may have the same question. I assumed that most know that the K8N starts with GA but of course, never assume, we know what happens! So.. it's a GA K8N Pro SLI motherboard, socket 939 and yes, it supports PCI Express 2.0 video cards.

  • Rachacha Mar 12, 2009

    The solution posted is appreciated but it is NOT an answer to MY question. If you look back you will see in my comments that I found the answer, on Tom's Hardware, and posted it here just in case others may have the same question.

    To clarify, I've learned that the PCI Express (PCIe) 16x slot, which this mobo has to of for SLI application if desired, is compatible with a PCIe or PCI E, 2.0 card. PCIe 2.0 is backward compatible.


  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Incomplete model numbe.r see link below:


    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Mothe...

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    To look up your board we ned to know which CPU socket number it has? 

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Hi Rachacha!

I have lait a few moths.
Off course, you can use the pcie 2.0 card on pcie 1.0-1.1 mobo, but the card effiency is only 90%, because the mobo have not enough power for the card.

Best regards
Kommy

Posted on May 27, 2009

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Does the MSI K8n NEO4 Platinum SLI motherboard support the Geforce GTX 550 Video Card?


The MSI K8N NEO 4 Platinum Edition mobo, has an AGP graphics expansion slot. (Accelerated Graphics Port)

It uses AGP graphics cards that are either 4X, or 8X. (Supports 1.5 Volt AGP graphics cards, hence 8X)

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K8N-Neo-Platinum.html#/?div=Detail

Click on the Specification tab. Look under the bold - Slots - subheading.

(Overview, { Which is the tab it automatically opens to}, Specification, Download, Support, News and Awards, Where to Buy )

This is Evga's version of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

Click on the Details tab. (Overview, Details, Feedback)

Under the bold - Interface - heading, and to the right of the subheading - Interface, we see the interface is - PCI-Express 2.0 x16.

Tells you a lot right off the bat, if you know what you are looking at.

1) The graphics expansion slot you need on your motherboard, is a PCI-Express x16 slot.

You have an AGP graphics expansion slot. (That uses either 4X, or 8X AGP graphics cards)

2) The PCI-Express technology used is PCI-Express 2.0

Therefore the answer is No, Stephen.

[ More info on AGP graphics technology, and PCI-Express technology,

1) AGP:

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

2) PCI-Express:

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

Now if someone asks you, why the GeForce GTX 550 graphics card will not work on your motherboard, you can explain why in detail, instead of just saying some dude/dudette on FixYa, said it will not work.

Are you sure some 'Mom and Pop' computer store will not trade out, a decent AGP graphics card, for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 you have?
Always worth a shot. Just MHO.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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New motherboard GA-p67x-ud3-b3 no video on boot


  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
    * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
    * The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
  3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    (All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  4. 2 x PCI slots

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How many graphics cards can you run on this motherboard ? also whats the maximum ram you can install on it ?


Hi,

You may install 2 x PCI-Express X 16 slot, supports two PCI-Express interface Graphics cards with SLI mode and 4x1Gb Dual channel DDR400/ 333/ 266 -184pin RAMs onto your AMD Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI nVidia nForce4 SLI Chipset 2000MT/s FSB Dual Channel DDR400 Socket 939 ATX motherboard.

Check out your motherboard's specifications through this LINK.



I hope this works for you. Kindly reply/comment for further assistance. Good Luck!


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What is the specification for my GA-K8N Pro motherboard?


CPU
  • Socket 939 AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 / Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon™ 64
Chipset
  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCPs (media and communication processors)
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8712
  • CICADA VSC 8201 Gigabit LAN PHY
  • T.I. IEEE1394b
  • AC'97 Realtek ALC850
Memory
  • Dual channel DDR 400 / 333 / 266 184pin
  • 4 x DIMM slots up to 4GB
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI Express x1
  • 2 x PCI Express x16, supports two PCI Express interface Graphics cards with SLI mode
  • 2 x PCI slot (PCI 2.3 compliant)
Internal I/O Connectors
  • 1 x CD in
  • 1 x FDD
  • 2 x IEEE 1394b (supports 3 ports)
  • 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE
  • 3 x cooling fan pin headers
  • 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 (support 6 ports)
  • 4 x SATA II 3Gb/s
Back Panel Connectors
  • 1 x COM
  • 1 x LPT
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 6 x audio ports (Line In / Line Out / MIC In / Surround Speaker Out(Rear Speaker Out) / Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out / Side Speaker Out)
  • Coaxial SPDIF input/output function
  • PS/2 (Keyboard/Mouse)
H/W Monitoring
  • H/W detecting and reporting for case open, CPU voltage and fan speed
  • System health status auto-detect and report by BIOS
BIOS
  • 2 x 4 Mbit flash ROM
  • Award BIOS
CPU/AGP/DIMM setting
  • CPU HT / Multiplier / Vcore Voltage adjustable via BIOS
  • DIMM Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
  • PCI-ExpessX16 Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
Unique Features
  • @BIOS™
  • Download Center
  • NVIDIA Firewall
  • NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU support
  • Q-Flash™
  • Xpress™ Install
  • Xpress™ Recovery
Bundle Software
  • Norton Internet Security™
Power
  • ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector
  • Power-off by Windows 98/Me/2000/XP shut down and switch
Form Factor
  • ATX
  • 305mm x 244mm
Remark
  • Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website
  • This product does not support Win9X/ME, due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. However we still offer available related drivers to serve our customers.

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Oct 19, 2008 | Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard

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Ga k8n ultra sli keeps locking my computer up


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CMOS battery drains after one startup. Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI


OK lets see here! Make sure your CMOS jumper is set properly on the board(Set to Normal) or Did you configure your bios after flashing the bios(going into bios and Load Optimized Defaults!)? or I don't think it would be another device in the system, but you can try troubleshooting by starting up with only what you need to run the machine (Mobo, memory harddrive, keyboard and mouse) then one by one adding devices back! or Did you have problems like this b4 you flashed the bios! Try flashing the bios back to an older version! post back if anything new or if i'm way off! Good Luck regards, babb

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When i boot Gigabyte K8N-SLI a long beep is heard untill completely booted


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