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Ecs 570

By FoReWoRd
Apr 15, 2008
  1. hi i have got an ecs 570 motherboard and i have been dying to upgrade my video card, it is giving me nothing but trouble.... so i have decided to buy a new 9600gt or 8800gs, is my old battered motherboard compatible with it and with all this pci-e 2.0 im really confused.


    help me!!
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Yes, a video card that uses PCI-E x16 2.0 is backward compatible with PCI-E x16 1.x, so, it should work fine with your motherboard's PCI-E x16 slot.
     
  3. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 204

    hi thanks for the quick reply, but my motherboard slots run at x8 at all times in and out of SLI would this still be a problem
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    As far as the interface is concerned you still have a PCI-E x16 slot, it will just be limited to PCI-E x8's bandwidth. It should run just fine...
     
  5. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 204

    OK thanks for ure help
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    You're welcome and happy upgrading eh? :)
     
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