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SLippe
11-15-07, 05:15 AM
I'm curious if I'd run into any problems installing an 8800GT on my eVGA NForce4 (NF41) SLI Edition motherboard? I ask because of the PCI-e slots. I'm not sure if they are PCI-e 2.0 or not. What happens if they are only PCI-e 1.0? I'm looking at an eVGA 8800GT 512MB card. Here's the motherboard I have;

http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/evga_nforce4_sli_edition_mainboard/index.shtml

Thank you.

Airbrushkid
11-15-07, 05:51 AM
Hi Slippe,
Think about it. That board is old and 2.0 just showed up not long ago. I have the same board and am waiting.

SLippe
11-15-07, 05:57 AM
Hi Slippe,
Think about it. That board is old and 2.0 just showed up not long ago. I have the same board and am waiting.
Yeah, I wasn't sure when 2.0 surfaced. Hmmm...

Airbrushkid
11-15-07, 06:01 AM
Here I found this on EVGA's forum. It seems that are board is 1.0a.

http://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/list_messages/1241374/0

You'll need to translate it.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/tr

Shamrock
11-15-07, 06:02 AM
AFAIK they are backwards compatible. They should work on PCIe 1.0.

Airbrushkid
11-15-07, 06:06 AM
They should be but I have read many that are having problems with the older 1.01a not working with the 8800 GT.

K-1
11-15-07, 10:27 AM
I have a DFI Lanparty Expert, which is an NF4 SLi board with PCIe 1.0a slots, and my 8800GT is humming along just fine :).

SLippe
11-16-07, 11:26 PM
Okay, I just sent an email to eVGA's Customer Support asking if the 8800GT will run on the NF41 motherboard. However, I just realized it's Friday evening, so I probably won't hear anything back from them until Tues/Wed of next week.

SLippe
11-21-07, 10:30 PM
Got a reply;

Question (11/16/2007 9:25:08 PM): Will the 8800GT run with this motherboard? (NF41)
Answered By Eric A (11/17/2007 5:31:24 AM): Yes, the 8800GT is 100% compatible with the NF41 -EVGA Tech Team

:)

SlieTheSecond
11-21-07, 11:20 PM
I'm running the 8800 GT on my Asus P5B which is pci-e 1.whatever with no problems.

It has always said to be backwards compatible. It would be a bad move to make it not because the video cards would be limited to a few people.
Kinda like making a game DX10 only would be a bad move.