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2 years ago#11
It doesn't need a 3.0 slot. It will work exactly the same through pci-e 2.0, as it's backward compatible. You don't need to change your board, so just get your new card and put it in there
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2 years ago#12
The card is backwardly compatible with PCIe 2.0 motherboards, though, and it'll make naff all difference to performance. How much more reassurance do you require?
2 years ago#13
yea Proof that it will work would be nice
2 years ago#14
playdatpsp91 posted...
yea Proof that it will work would be nice


Being as most of these posters offer THE SOUNDEST advice when it comes to building rigs, i would believe them, or at least google some answers son.
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2 years ago#15
playdatpsp91 posted...
yea Proof that it will work would be nice


It works as people have said. PCIe BUS speeds have a touch of the epeen about them in that they've been getting new standards to sell new hardware but can't really use all the extra bandwidth - so no discernible performance loss using an older BUS.
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2 years ago#16
playdatpsp91 posted...
yea Proof that it will work would be nice


There, happy now?

http://i.imgur.com/BaA6mH9.jpg
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2 years ago#17
playdatpsp91 posted...
Example

Model
Brand
EVGA
Model
02G-P4-2760-KR

Interface
Interface
PCI Express 3.0


this states that i need a 3.0 slot


No, it does not. It states that it is PCIe 3.0. But, PCIe is backwards compatible. So a PCIe 3.0 card will work in a 2.0 slot.
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