Can a PCI X8 controller card be used in a PCI X16 slot?

I have a SAS controller card that is PCIE X8 I have an empty PCIE X16 slot open. will the card work in this slot? I also have 2@ PCIE X1 slots However I have read you cannot do this way . Any help out there?
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    yes, x8 work in x16 slot
  2. rgd1101 said:
    yes, x8 work in x16 slot

    Thanks, going to give it a try!
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