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PCIe Speed and versions

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I would post a test, however it fully completes and then tosses me to a *no session* page. Anyway, I had an old Packard Bell AM2+/DDR2 which I had been upgrading over the years, vid cards and recently a processor ( AM3 CPU fits ). LOL, that was like puting a V8 into a Cortina .. the 10+ year old board died 3 months later, * POP * oops :P .. So, I spent $50 on a Foxconn AMD AM3 (A76MLK_3.0) PCIe V2 board that would take all the stuff off the old board, and give it DDR3 RAM and allow the video card to run closer to proper speeds. Board came as OEM, no disc.

 

FOXCONN (channel) site is dead .. no further support of any sort, it seems.  Everything I find is linked to their sites .. all of which are closed .. Some site must have stored the files. ... As, even with a  PCIe version 3 vid card, the version 2 board only runs at 1.1 .. .. 2.5GTs v's 5GTs .. version 3 is up to 8GTs.  Nothing in bios seems to change that .. PCIe Auto detect is off, or on .. and only seems to reduce EMI from any vacant PCI slots  ... It offers a GFX engine over-ride, but that is for the on-board ATI chip, and makes no difference if any aspect is on or off.  AMD standard M/B drivers work .. but nothing seems to make the PCIe lane run at the correct speeds. It has an nVidia GTX780 purring in it .. a version 3 card. Had that card in another V2 machine, and it worked at V2 .. so, any ideas, or links to active sites where branded drivers/bios can be found?

 

Thanks in advance. :)

 

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Bud, I can't fathom putting money into such an old pc, nor do I know where to find the drivers you seek. The driver repository in Windows has become really good, but you're dealing with a dinosaur. 

 

You might read this and see if any meet your needs. https://www.lifewire.com/free-driver-updater-tools-2619206

 

Tx 🤠

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