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PCI express 2.0 card in 1.0 slot

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My EVGA 8800 GTX sadly is dying.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130072

I'm getting red horizontal lines across the display whenever I load anything graphically intensive and then the whole system locks up. In my infinite wisdom, I neglected to turn in the warranty paperwork in time so I can't RMA the card. Give my motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131073

What kind of a performance hit would I get buying a PCI express x16 2.0 card and putting it in a motherboard that only supports PCI express x16 1.0?

I'm not sure if I should just spend like $75 dollars and get a basic card that will work and build a separate whole new system from scratch, or if I should buy a really nice card and try to extend my system for another 6 months to a year...

Suggestions? Thanks.

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it should be backwards compatible. it might mean its a little slower on clock speeds and you wont be able to overclock

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Everything I've read pretty much states that the 2.0 slots may have twice the bandwidth as the 1.0 slots but it hardly ever uses any more than what the 1.0 slots offer anyhow and you may never be able to see any difference while playing games.

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Looks like a good choice to replace your GTX8800. Turn your warranty info in and hope they don't fold like BFG Tech did. My GTX 280 died not long after they folded so I had to take it on the chin on that deal. :angry:

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I don't see EVGA going anywhere, That's a nice choice and I have been told 1.0 vs 2.0 means very little at this point in time.

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