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PCI express 2.0 card in a 3.0 slot?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 9, 2013 4:37:37 PM

Can I do this?

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May 9, 2013 4:39:30 PM

Absolutely. PCI-E is backwards compatible, so a PCI-E 2.0 card will work in a PCI-E 3.0 slot, and vice versa.
May 9, 2013 4:49:45 PM

the pci-e version number only sets the max limit on amount of data that can be streamed through the expansion slot. Think of it similar to plugging a USB 2.0 drive into a USB 3.0 slot and vice versa
May 9, 2013 4:52:15 PM

No issue and it will run full 2.0 bandwidth too.
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