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Dell Inspiron 530 - Can I use a PCI Express 2.0 Video Card ?


I have an Inspiron 530.  It says in the specs - PCI Express 1.0a   - does this mean that I cannot purchase a PCi Express 2.0 card for use in this system ?






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No.  PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible with the older version.  I have used a 2.0 card in my 530 for quite some time. 

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