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GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?

GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« on: February 23, 2011, 05:47:52 am »
Hello...

Just a quick question: Does the GA-G41M-COMBO motherboard has PCI Express x16 2.0?

Downloaded the manual and it doesn't seem to specify. It just says PCI Express at x16.

Thank you--

- Alonso

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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 08:20:07 am »
Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte Forum.

I am not sure whether you are asking if the PCIE x16 slot is version 2.0 or 2.1 but all the x16 slots fitted to motherboards now are 2.0 at least and most newer ones are 2.1.

Hope that helps, if not please post back.
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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 08:22:51 am »
Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte Forum.

I am not sure whether you are asking if the PCIE x16 slot is version 2.0 or 2.1 but all the x16 slots fitted to motherboards now are 2.0 at least and most newer ones are 2.1.

Hope that helps, if not please post back.

Just wanted to make sure it wasn't 1.0 or 1.1, since my video card would perform worse that way.

Thank you for the answer!  ;)

Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2011, 06:08:30 am »
hy
i just wanna ask a quick question. So i got g41m-combo motherboard and i wanna get a Sapphire radeon hd 5770 graphic card. My question is does the g41m-combo support that card cuy if not i gotta buy a new motherboard. Im worried a bit cuy the graphic card description said the card is 2.1 pci-e x16 and i don't really know if my motherboard is support the card or not. I don't wanna waste my money so please help me with an answer. Another question
if i buy a card and it's say 2.1 but the motherboard is 2.0 weill it work or i just wasted my money????
thanks for your answer. 

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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 07:17:04 am »
Hi

Your motherboard should support the card you have picked because they are all backwards compatible. Obviously you must have a spare x16 (or x8) slot to put it in though.

Just make sure that the card is good enough to meet your requirements as far as the gaming aspect goes though.
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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 01:13:05 pm »
My pc details is:
Intel core 2 quad 2,5GHz
4GB ram
Powersupply 400W

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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011, 02:00:16 pm »
Your PSU is certainly a bit small. If it is a goiod quality one you might just get away with it for now but it is debateable.
Never buy a cheap and nasty power supply they can go wrong and take out all you other expensive components at the same time. Not only that just because it is marked 600W often they are nowhere near that rating. Purchase a good make like Seasonic, CWT, Corsair, Thermaltake, Enermax, Gigabyte, Coolermaster, Antec, etc and try and get one with a single 12V rail if possible. I would advise you to get one of about 650W minimum.
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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 06:09:32 pm »
I think that PCI-e 2.0, 2.1, 3.0 are not depends on motherboard  :)

Next year I'll buy Nvidia Geforce GTX 550 Ti (PCI-e 2.1)  OR  Nvidia Geforce GT 620 (PCI-e 2.0)

Which is best compatible with my motherboard?


My current PC details:
 -Monitor > 1366x768
 -CPU > Intel Core 2 Dou E7500
 -GPU > Nvidia Geforce GT 220 (PCI-e 2.0)
 -RAM > 2x 4GB DDR3
 -HDD > 2xHDD
 -PSU > 650W
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 06:29:11 pm by JIMMYN »

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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 07:30:18 pm »
You didn't mention your motherboard?   But, if it's G41 based, then 2.0 or 2.1 card will work fine, either one, so you pick whichever you think performs the best and is the best price, ect.

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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 08:22:33 am »
In this forum you should know my motherboard is GIGABYTE G41m-Combo

Geforce GTX 600 series are better than Geforce GTX 500 series
But I think  that GTX 600 series are not compatible with my motherboard?
Because that support PCI-e 3.0 :(
« Last Edit: April 02, 2012, 08:54:34 am by JIMMYN »

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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 07:38:06 am »
Yes, sorry, not sure why or how I missed that as it's the title!

PCIE 3.0 is backwards compatible, so it should work fine but only at PCIE 2.0.  Yes, to run PCIE 3.0 you need PCIE 3.0 motherboard and PCIE 3.0 compatible CPU too.

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Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 10:52:41 pm »
I'll buy new Nvidia Geforce GTX 550 Ti (GIGABYTE: PCI-e 2.0)  OR  Nvidia Geforce GT 640 (GIGABYTE: PCI-e 2.0) in next year.

Which is the best compatible with my motherboard?
Which is better performance?


My current PC details:
 -Monitor > acer 18.5"
 -CPU > Intel Core 2 Dou E7500
 -GPU > Nvidia Geforce GT 220 (PCI-e 2.0)
 -RAM > 2x 4GB DDR3
 -HDD > 2x HDD
 -PSU > 650W

« Last Edit: July 04, 2012, 10:58:21 pm by JIMMYN »

Re: GA-G41M-COMBO: PCI-E 2.0?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 12:41:54 pm »
bullsh*t  this mobo is basedo n g41 chipset and has pci-e 1.1 x16 not 2.0. I have this motherboard and its latest revision (2.0) and all my graphic cards work at pci-e 1.1 when they are under stress test .... This mobo DOES NOT HAVE PCI-E 2.0 !!!

 

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