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PCI Express x16 2.0 question

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
May 23, 2008 9:10:58 PM

Can I a PCI Express x16 2.0 graphics card fit into a regular PCI Express x16 slot?

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May 23, 2008 9:14:20 PM

I think youre asking if a PCI2 can fit into a PCI 1? Yes it can, no problems
May 23, 2008 9:17:31 PM

so lets say a EVGA 8800 GTS PCI Express x16 2.0 card can fit in a regular PCI Express x16 slot and still work eventhough it's huge and will take one PCI slot too?
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May 23, 2008 9:21:32 PM

DAM it I could of bought a 8800 instead of a 8600GT!
May 23, 2008 9:21:58 PM

physically the slot is the same. the difference lies in bandwith, 2.0 has more.
May 23, 2008 9:24:34 PM

Although 16x still isnt fully utilized, so its a moot thing to worry about.
May 23, 2008 9:27:55 PM

then return it and get something better. like the 8800 you mentioned
May 23, 2008 9:42:21 PM

agreed, i would to, 8600 isnt even half the card a 8800gt is.
May 24, 2008 2:56:05 AM

it's too late for that...