PCI-Express Compatibility Question

Hey All,
I have upgraded from old PC to a dual core. However the specification for the motherboard i have chosen (Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2) i believe only has a PCI-Express 1 slot on the motherboard. So the question i put to you can i buy a PCI-Express 2.0 card for my motherboard (and work!)? - as this would help for future upgrades if i do not need to keep buying high-spec graphics cards.

The card i wanted is:
XFX GeForce 9600GT 512MB DDR3 PCIE 2XDVI 670/1.8GHz

Pressumably the cards are backward compatible aren’t they?
Does anyone see any reason why it shouldn’t work?


Yes they are backwards compatible :slight_smile:

How much are you looking to spend and what are you going to do with it, games? Maybe we can suggest a better choice. :cool: