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compatablity pci slots

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Is the hp pavillion elite 9220f desktop, which only has 1 16X pci slot but extra 3 X1 pci slots( should be enough actual room), able to use Zotac Geforce GTS 450 (1Gb GDDR5) which requires 2 16X pci slots. i do know about power supply upgrade. i have this desktop im just not at home for thanksgiving. thanks for help. just need to know if there is enough room and it will actually work.
 

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I'm not sure what you're asking. No, that card doesn't take two PCI-E slots. Maybe you misunderstood it as being dual-slot, which means the card physically takes up the room of two expansion bays, not that it requires two PCI-E slots. The other thing I can guess at is you read PCI-E 2.0 thinking it needs two PCI-E slots, when in fact PCI-E 2.0 means version 2.0 of PCI-E spec, not that it takes two slots.
 
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Doesn't help that he is confusing PCI and PCIe :rolleyes:
 
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it looks the first one its about your board that has 4 pci (16x and 3 1x)
and the second one is you buy GTS 450 that eats space 2 slots
am i right?
if like that you just fine, so you can use 1 slot pci 16x and 2 slots pci 1x, the other pci 1x is not usable coz its covered by your vga card