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Can I put a PCIe 2.0 x16 card into a simple x16 slot?

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March 3, 2014 3:54:22 AM

Hello, my friend is buying a new video card (HD7770) and he says he wants to give his old one to me (Gigabyte GT220) which enters to a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot. HP says my Mobo has a simple x16 slot, can I put the GT220 into my Mobo?

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March 3, 2014 3:57:02 AM

yes, pci ex is backwards compatible.
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March 3, 2014 4:03:39 AM

yes you can put it
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March 3, 2014 5:23:48 AM

Yes but you won't be getting max performance out of the card.
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