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Old 21st February 2018, 08:38 AM   #41
paulhutch
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Originally Posted by Mongrel View Post
That must have been a while ago, the peripheral connections have been constant for over a decade, PCIE and SATA were introduced 2002 & 2003 respectively.
The PCIE standard has unfortunately not maintained full backward or forward compatibility over it's revisions every 3 to 4 years. This has lead to sometimes needing a motherboard change to upgrade PCIE peripherals and with mobo changes often the processor also needs to be changed. The opposite compatibility problem sometimes happens when a new mobo does not work well with older standard PCIE add-on boards. Sometimes there is just a loss of performance caused by the imperfect compatibility. I've hit this situation often enough that I don't bother trying to upgrade PCs very often anymore because it's usually more cost effective to buy new (when I count my time as money).
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