Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DRDNA, Mar 26, 2010.
Will a PCIe X1 card fit in the PCIe x16 slot and work? Thanks TPU.
I honestly would not try that, but I just found that, interesting read though. Maybe that can answer your question.
My asus xonar dx is a x1 card and it has been quite happy in a x16 slot for a loong time.
I have always thought it not possible. Interesting though, seems you still learn a lot of things lol. I always thought of it like (merely an example) plugging a pci-e in a pci slot. Is it something recommended though?
Yes, you can install PCI-E x1, x4, and x8 cards in x16 slots, just as you can install x1 and x4 in x8 slots, and x1 in x4 slots. They will work perfectly fine.
Ya I was pretty sure they were backwards compatable.
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