PCIe compatability question...

By joetree8
Sep 25, 2005
  1. Since I built my first computer about two years ago, I have unfortunately stopped paying alot of attention to the ins and outs of the industry. I am at the point I need to upgrade my video card, and am very interested in a 6800gt. The problem I have come across is not knowing if a new card runs PCIe instead of AGP, with my current mobo (GA-8INXP, +/- 2 years old) would I be able to use a PCIe card with the obviously older more common version of PCI. I have a guess as to the answer, just dont want to spend the $$ to get something I cant even use. Any insight to this problem is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Posts: 259

    your mobo supports AGP 8x. PCI-E wont work in PCI slots (or at least not that i know of :confused: . I wouldn't try it. I would just buy the AGP card for the 6800gt. :approve:
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    You'll have to stick with an AGP card unless you get a PCI-E compatible motherboard. PCI-E slot is different from AGP or regular PCI.
  4. joetree8

    joetree8 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you for the quick responses! I suppose i will go with the agp until next year when i am ready to build a new puter. Thanks again, i really appreciate it!
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