PCI Express help

Hello there, My current Motherboard: MSI K9AGM2 says on the package that it supports 1 PCI-Express 16z VGA card
and 1 PCI-Express 1x.. does this mean i cant run a card that supports PCI-express 2.0 like the 4870 that im going to buy.

Thank you.
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  1. No Nytz, pci express is backwards compatible, you can run a 2.0 card in a 1.xx slot, or a 1.xx card in a 2.0 slot without problems.

    1x16 has the same bandwidth as 2x8, and 2x18 has twice what 1x16 has and you can run any card in any of those, exen in a pcie 1x8 although it would be a bottleneck to your card.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCIe
  2. Ok, thank you alot :)
  3. that was 2x8 btw not 2x18...lol. sure np.
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