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XPS 420 Support PCI-E 2.0?

I bought a XPS 420 at the beginning of the year and want to upgrade my video card to something faster.  Does the XPS 420 support PCI-E 2.0?  I've been looking everywhere to find out the make and model of my motherboard, but have been unable to do so.

 

Thanks,

Erik 

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 Yes the 420 is 2.0 compliant. 

I stand corrected miss read and looked at a 410..

Message Edited by Davet50 on 09-17-2008 12:57 PM

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great.  that's what i needed to know.  thanks for the help.
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Your welcome

 Home Built Sandy Bridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
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the XPS 420 has a PCI Express 2.0 slot. It's using the Intel X38 chipset.
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well according to the FAQ and manual the 420 does support PCI-E 2.0.

 

Check the FAQ - http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=Tech_Talk_XPS&thread.id=21301

 

The owner's manual also states that it's gen2

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps420/en/OM/HTML/appendix.htm#wp1057811

 

It has an x38 chipset dell implementation which is suppose to support pci-e 2.0.  Dell just included one instead of the two that the x38 supports. 

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That's because it's the X38 "Express" chipset. I guess anything with the word Express means a more economy version of the full version motherboard which only works with ATI Crossfire video cards anyway so who needs it? Unless you like ATI. It's a nice motherboard though.
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