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    Question Ga-945pl-s3

    Now, I know that this is an old board, I was just wondering what version of PCIe it is, and whether it will work with a GeForce 8600GT or a GeForce 9600GT?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
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    Default Re: Ga-945pl-s3

    The mobo user manual should include the specs that deal with pci-e support.
    It's possible that a newer bios version might improve compatibility issues.
    You'll also need to confirm that the newer video cards will be fully backward compatible with your mobo and operating system.

    You can probably still download the user manual for your mobo from the Gigabyte website.
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    I have the manual right in front of me, any idea where it would say it?

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    Default Re: Ga-945pl-s3

    Page 10 in my GB manuals have the specs, but they don't give the pci-e version support for the video card. Also no luck at GB's website. A quick look at Intel's website didn't do any better.

    Your best bet will be to confirm with Nvidia or the video card manufacturer which of their products will be fully compatible with your mobo.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Ga-945pl-s3

    It would be PCIE 1.0

    PCIE 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCIE 1.0 and 1.1, but the board/BIOS may or may not play well with it. I would suggest you send an email to Gigabyte tech and they will be able to tell you for sure which cards will work in that board >>>
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    Thanks guys :)

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