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Can you use PCI Exxpress 2.1 X 16 in a PCIe 2.0 slot?


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#1 skymaster191

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:54 AM

I'm having a hard time deciding which video card to purchase. This can be a tricky decision with a Micro-ATX motherboard. I already ordered this huge EVGA dual-slot card. But there are cooling, space management, and obstructive issues to consider. I'll probably return it to Newegg in the unopened box. And it seems that single-slot cards are fading away.

Can you use a PCI Express 2.1 X 16 video card in a PCI Express 2.0 X 16 slot? Will it fit? And will it run at the PCI Express 2.0 X 16 speed?

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Dave

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:02 AM

Yes you can and they are cross compatible. You won't notice the difference with the speed.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:00 AM

Excellent, then I know a single-slot card that will give me the power I need. Thanks




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