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Can the intel i3 3225 use a pci-e 3 slot.

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June 14, 2013 4:42:19 PM

I am new to building PCs, and was planning on ordering a ivy bridge i3 3225, but I read it can't use pci-e 3 slots. It seems that every third generation intel motherboard that supports ivy bridge has a pci-e 3 slot. Will the processor recognize the slot and just use as pci-e 2 or something similar?

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June 14, 2013 4:49:20 PM

The pci-e slot(s) will run a 2.0 speeds. With current video cards there is very little performance difference between pci-e 2 and 3.
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