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 : solutionSolvedExpresscard slot 2.0 supports pci express 3.0 graphics card solutionSolvedwill a graphics card with PCI Express 2.0 x16 work with my 3.0 PCI Express x16 expansion slot? solutionPCI Express 3.0 Graphics card not working with 2.0 slot ForumSolvedWill pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x8 slot solutionPCI-E3.0 (x16) Graphics Card in PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot possible? solutionSolvedWill this a gpu that has pci express 3.0 work on a 2.0 express slot? solutionSolvedHow can I tell if my motherboard has a PCI Express x16 2.0 graphics slot or a 3.0 graphics slot? 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? solutionCross firing two 7870s between a PCI express 3.0 and a 2.0 slot. Forum PCI Express 3.0 in a 2.0 Slot (Performance) solutionSolvedWill this graphic card work the same in the PCI Express 2.0 x16 1(running at x4) slot? solutionSolvedpci express 2.0 card in old pci express slot solutionSolvedPCI-E 3.0 Slot and Card @PCI-E 2.0? solutionSolvedWill 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 solutionSolvedpci express 3.0 graphics card in 2.0 performance difference solutionSolvedwill PCI-E 3.0 Bus Standard graphics card work on PCI-Express x16 2.0 solutionSolvedPCI-e x16 3.0 card in a PCI-e x16 x 2.0 slot? solutionSolvedAdvice on SLI/gpu pci 2.0 slot vs 3.0 card/ mother boards solutionShould I buy a PCI-Express 2.0 graphics card if my motherboard has PCI-Express slot 1.0? 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 !