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PCI express 2.0 card in a 3.0 slot?
May 9, 2013, 4:37 PM
Can I do this?
May 9, 2013
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May 9, 2013, 4:39 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 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
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May 9, 2013, 4:52 PM
No issue and it will run full 2.0 bandwidth too.
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