PCI express 2.0 card in a 3.0 slot? Tags: PCI Express PCI Graphics Last response: May 9, 2013 4:52 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Asatopgun May 9, 2013 4:37:37 PM Can I do this? More about : pci express card slot Spaniard United 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. dudewitbow 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer smeezekitty May 9, 2013 4:52:15 PM No issue and it will run full 2.0 bandwidth too. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSolvedwill a graphics card with PCI Express 2.0 x16 work with my 3.0 PCI Express x16 expansion slot? ForumSolvedWill pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x8 slot ForumExpresscard slot 2.0 supports pci express 3.0 graphics card ForumPCI-E3.0 (x16) Graphics Card in PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot possible? ForumSolvedPCI Express 3.0 on 2.0 slot? ForumSolvedIf i put a PCI express 3.0 into a express 2.0 slot will it work? ForumCross firing two 7870s between a PCI express 3.0 and a 2.0 slot. ForumSolvedWill this graphic card work the same in the PCI Express 2.0 x16 1(running at x4) slot? Forum PCI Express 3.0 in a 2.0 Slot (Performance) ForumSolvedWill a PCI Express 3.0 video card work on a pci 2.0 x16 mother board with the same performance as it works on a pci 3.0 mobo ForumSolvedpci express 3.0 graphics card in 2.0 performance difference ForumSolvedPCI-e x16 3.0 card in a PCI-e x16 x 2.0 slot? Forumpci express 2.0 card in old pci express slot ForumSolvedAdvice on SLI/gpu pci 2.0 slot vs 3.0 card/ mother boards ForumShould I buy a PCI-Express 2.0 graphics card if my motherboard has PCI-Express slot 1.0? ForumSolvedCan a pci express 2.0 processor work with a pci express 3.0 motherboard and a 3.0 graphics card? ForumCan you put a pci express 2.0 x16 video card in a pci express x16 slot? ForumAbout £100 - £150 budget - what is the best PCI-E 3.0 x16 card for a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot on a P6T Deluxe/OC Palm motherboard? ForumPCI 2.0 x16 slot, PCI-Express card ForumSolvedPci express 2.0 card in pci express 1.0 x16 slot More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !