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Compatibility with PCI Express x8 motherboard

I have a Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2 motherboard, which has a PCI express x16 slot. However in the user's manual it states that motherboard supports only upto PCI Express x8 mode. I ordered a 8600GT and am worried whether its performance will be affected by this. (I'm currently using onboard graphics)

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You rock i got the xxx version but those rock and yes it will work im on pci 8x it will just adjust the performance to 8x instead untill you get a 16x but xfx is a good company consumer suport is good

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Does GA-G41M-ES2L Motherboard support asus gtx 650 graphic crad?


http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3500#ov

Specification:
Motherboard chipset;
Intel G41 Northbridge; Intel ICH7 Southbridge,
(The Intel ICH7 is also Intel part number 82801GB)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

(CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

G41, scroll down towards the bottom of the chart.
(Past P45)
Introduced in the last quarter of 2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_2.0

The PCI Express 2.0 technology came out January 15, 2007

Means your PCI-Express x16 slot is based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121725

The Asus GTX650 graphics card, (No matter which version), is based on the PCI Express 3.0 technology

PCI Express 3.0 technology is Backward Compatible, with PCI Express 2.0 technology,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_3.0

"PCI Express 3.0 Base specification revision 3.0 was made available in November 2010, after multiple delays. In August 2007, PCI-SIG announced that PCI Express 3.0 would carry a bit rate of
8 GigaTransfers per Second, (8GT/s), and that it would be backward compatible with existing PCIe implementations."

PCIe =PCI Express

So yes it will work, AND will work at FULL capacity.
Also your motherboard chipset (Northbridge), will support Intel processors that utilize an LGA 775 processor socket, AND up to an Intel Core2 Quad CPU. (Processor)

DOES TAKE SOME POWER, though!
You need a Power Supply that will not only deliver the necessary Wattage, for the computer system; but also need Up To an additional 150 Watts JUST for the graphics card itself.

Know what happens when you try to under power, a powerful graphics card?

Things BURN,
Or
The computer doesn't work

A) The contact pins in the PCI-Express x16 slot, will burn
B) The gold plated contact pins on the bottom, of the graphics card will burn

C) The graphics card requires more power, than the PCI-Express x16 slot can deliver.
A PCI-Express x16 slot can only deliver Up To 75 Watts.

A 6-pin PCI Express power cable is required.
This power cable can deliver Up To 75 Watts.

If there isn't enough power the contact pins, in the 6-pin PCI Express power cable will burn.
So will the contact pins for the power cable, on the graphics card.

The motherboard by itself requires 120 to 150 Watts.
Depending on Processor, Up To 130 Watts.
For each stick of Ram Memory add 25 Watts
25 to 30 for each Optical Drive. (CD/DVD drive)
2 to 3 Watts for each fan; to include the Processor fan, and computer case fans.

Now add 150 Watts for the graphics card.........

For additional questions please post in a Comment
Regards,
joecoolvette

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Southbridge_9xx_and_3.2F4_Series_chipsets

May 04, 2013 | Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Motherboard

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My asus p5nsli has no graphics soket on board but has got a sater in the place it should be can you tell me wot lead i nead thanks


Asus P5NSLI mobo?

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5NSLI/#specifications

Supposed to have two expansion slots for PCI Express graphics cards.

If the Blue one is used ONLY, it is PCI Express X16

When two -> SLI-Ready <- PCI Express cards are plugged into the Black PCI Express slot, and the Blue PCI Express slot; the Black PCI Express slot operates at x8.

PCI Express x8

The Blue PCI Express slot does also. PCI Express x8.

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

Motherboard User's Manual download page,

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5NSLI/#download

Scroll the page down using the Right side bar; then scroll down the inner scroll bar to the English version of the manual,

P5N-SLI User Manual for English Edition (E2234)
4.46Mbytes -> 2007.06.12
Click on the blue Global

[PDF file form. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on Global it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

Hover your mouse cursor at the bottom/middle, and the ghosted out navigation guide will appear.
Go all the way to the right, and click on the Adobe PDF icon.
When you hover your mouse cursor over it, Show Adobe Reader toolbar, will briefly appear.

Click on the Zoom In ( + ) icon at the top to Increase the view size; Zoom Out ( - ) icon to decrease ]

1.8.6 Two PCI Express x16 slots -
Page 24 for the PDF file; Page 1-24 for the actual manual page.

So you're stating that one of the PCI Express slots are gone?
Just solder blobs where it should be?
Reply in a Comment.

Both PCI Express expansion slots are gone?

There are still the white PCI expansion slots. Not ANYWHERE as good, but any of them can be used for a PCI graphics card.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 08, 2012 | ASUS P5NSLI (0610839134670) Motherboard

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Which graphics card is best for ga-h55m-s2 motherboard?


http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3509#sp

Has a PCI Express x16 expansion slot for a graphics card, that uses the PCI Express 2.0 technology.

Use a PCI Express 2.0 graphics card.
The thing you need to be concerned with, is what is the maximum rated Wattage for your Power Supply.

Graphics card recommendation?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=41125&Sku=E145-0550

(Scroll the page down)

Power Supply recommendation, if yours does not have enough Wattage for the above graphics card, (The above graphics card needs a minimum of a 400 watt Power Supply),

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4252526&CatId=1078

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 29, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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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

Apr 29, 2012 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

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Do GeForce GTX 550 Ti fit with igabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 (rev. 4.4, motherboard, micro ATX, AMD 740G) specs mobo


This GeForec graphics card connects to a PCI-Eexpress 2.0 x16
and this Gigabyte has a PCI-Express 16 expansion slot which is compatible with the GeForce graphics card.
You may need to disable the on-board graphics card in the BIOS.

Mar 10, 2012 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

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Will GeForce GTX 550 Ti fit with Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 mobo


This GeForce graphics card connects to a PCI-Eexpress 2.0 x16
and this Gigabyte has a PCI-Express 16 expansion slot which is compatible with the GeForce graphics card.
You may need to disable the on-board graphics card in the BIOS.

Mar 10, 2012 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

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Need to get sound card working on intel S3210SHLX motherboard... Any cards that work ???


Try using this link:

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/

This utility will find the driver for you.

Or find the driver manualy from here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%22S3210SHLX%22

The slot type is following:

One PCI Express* x8 with x 16 connector

One PCI Express* x 8 with x8 connector

Two PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz

One PCI 32-bit/33 MHz One PCI Express* x8 with x16 connector

One PCI Express* x8 with x8 connector

One PCI Express* x 4 with x8 connector

Two PCI 32-bit/33 MHz One PCI Express* x 8 with x16 connector

One PCI Express* x 4 with x8 connector

Two PCI 32-bit/33 MHz


A creative sound card, PCI type will work


Hope this was helpfull.

Mar 14, 2011 | Intel Entry Server Board S3210SHLC -...

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What are the three expansion bus slots that are found on the mainboard?


  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) (Note 4)
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8) (Note 4)
  3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slot (All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  4. 2 x PCI slots
(Note 1) Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.
(Note 2) The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connector by adapter.
(Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported.
(Note 4) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot. The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When PCIEX8 is populated with a PCI Express graphics card, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
(Note 5) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
(Note 6) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.

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Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 motherboard I am getting no onboard video installed a pic-e video card and I am still getting nothing as well as no BIOS access either


if there is no onboard video then either go for the agp card or pci express card ,which ever is compatible with ur system. u will get the display certainly...

Sep 04, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 Motherboard

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