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Which type of PCI Express was the NVIDIA GeForce 6600?


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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 20:05

Trying to replace the video card that came inside an Acer E300-J973 PC (bought early 2006).

It came with a "PCI Express GeForce 6600 256MB" (released late 2005).

The card itself states "VG.66001.256".

Ebuyer has the following types of PCI Express video card:
  • PCI Express (3)
  • PCI Express 2.0 x1 (1)
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 (43)
  • PCI Express 3.0 (3)
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 (83)
  • PCI Express x1 (3)
  • PCI Express x16 (6)
Which type will fit inside the PC?

I am 90% sure it's a PCI Express x16 card (looking at the connection type), but there are three types of PCI Express x16 card above.


#2 ObiWanToby

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 20:08

These were some of the first cards to come with PCIe, they used a bridge chip to convert from AGP to PCIe. My guess is PCI Express x16 will do fine. 2.0 was not out, neither was 3.0.

#3 Crisp

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 23:33

2006, the year after BF2 came out :D from that age, I would say PCI-e x16 also.

The most common one for graphics cards is x16, I'm not sure when 2.0 came out, but first gen PCI-e will fit.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 23:39

PCI-E x16 - Either 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 are all backward compatible with x16 slots, just means they will run at the boards speed

Similar to RAM, so long as its DDR2 it doesn't really matter what speed you get, it will run at the highest supported speed the board can provide

So PCI-E x16 is the slot, - 1.0, 2.0. 3.0 is the interface speed of the card/board

You could install a PCI-E x16 3.0 card into a PCI-E x16 1.0 slot and vice versa

#5 Crisp

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 23:43

So PCI-E x16 is the slot, - 1.0, 2.0. 3.0 is the interface speed of the card/board

You could install a PCI-E x16 3.0 card into a PCI-E x16 1.0 slot and vice versa


That's good to know. Thanks :)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 23:44

PCI-E x16 - Either 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 are all backward compatible with x16 slots, just means they will run at the boards speed


This. As long as you have a PCIe x16 slot (i.e. the 'long' slot type) then any modern graphics card will function in it, provided it will physically fit in the case. If your system is old then make sure you have enough power connectors on your PSU.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 23:46

It is a PCI-E 16x 1.0 card.
You are able to buy a current PCI-E 16x card (of 1.x, 2.x or 3.0 standard) and it will work correctly (but not to full capability) in your computer.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 23:46

Cheers guys :)



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