A couple of days my graphics card went pop, it was a Zotac 8600 GTS 512mb. My motherboard is the ASUS PK5-E, which is quite good, but only has the P35 chipset which is only PCI-E x16 and not PCI-E 2.0. My question to the boffins out there is, can I use a graphics card that is PCI-E 2.0 on my motherboard, as finding a good PCI-E x16 card seems to be hard. Are they backward compatible?
My aim would be to put something like GeForce 8800 or ATI 3650. I don't play games, so super speeds aren't needed. My budget is up to about £80 if anyone can recommend anything.
There isn't any real information on the ASUS website, in the mobo manual or if I try a search on Google.
Any information would be greatly received. :-)