Pci-e x1 card into x16 slot Tags: Graphics Cards Motherboards PCI Express Components Last response: November 28, 2009 2:05 PM in Components Share Abdul Rafay November 19, 2009 2:42:46 PM hi i have a rampage 2 gene motherboard my x1 slot is blocked by the graphics card can i put pci-e x1 card into the x16 slot will it be okay or cause any damage to my mothrboard help needed im not doing sli so my other x16 slot is free More about : pci card x16 slot Devastator_uk November 19, 2009 4:20:28 PM Yes you can. m 0 l LePhuronn a b V Motherboard November 19, 2009 8:32:46 PM Can't you put your graphics card in the 2nd PCI-E 16x slot and thereby free up your PCI-E 1x? Obviously I'm not sure but I thought as both the PCI-E 16x slots electrically run at 16x you don't have to prioritise which slot you use. m 0 l Related resources PCIE x1 card in PCIE x16 slot? - Forum Can I install a PCI-e x1 Wireless network card in a PCI-e x16 slot? - Forum PCIe x1 sound card in second x16 slot slowing down my video card? - Forum Will PCI-E x1 card fit in a PCI-e 2.0 x16 slot? - Forum can a pci-e x16 card fit in a pci-e x1 slot? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Devastator_uk November 20, 2009 6:04:07 PM @LePhuronn: You're right although we don't know what motherboard he has and some are only electrically 8x on the second slot. m 0 l LePhuronn a b V Motherboard November 21, 2009 12:01:14 AM He says it's Rampage II Gene m 0 l Devastator_uk November 21, 2009 6:33:58 AM Doh! Didn't see that, sorry. m 0 l LePhuronn a b V Motherboard November 21, 2009 1:46:34 PM @Abdul Rafay There you go then, use your 2nd PCI-E 16x for your graphics card and your PCI-E 1x slot is free. Out of interest though, if you're not going dual GPUs. why did you get a gaming motherboard? m 0 l Abdul Rafay November 28, 2009 2:05:45 PM LePhuronn said:@Abdul Rafay There you go then, use your 2nd PCI-E 16x for your graphics card and your PCI-E 1x slot is free. Out of interest though, if you're not going dual GPUs. why did you get a gaming motherboard? almost every motherboard has dual slots rampage 2 gene is a gaming motherboard but is cheap compared to other boards 212$ and other thing if i put my graphics card in the 2nd pci e slot i think i will not go higher then 800 * 600 resolution. But i will try it thanks for the answers by the way m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can I connect a PCIe x1 card to a PCIe x16 slot? Forum Will using a PCIe x1 to PCIe x16 adaptor give me decreased performance if i use a graphics card in the slot? Forum Dual video card pci-e x16 cord in x1 slot - help requested Forum Can a pcie x1 slot card work in a gen2 x16 slot Forum Use pcie x1 card in all the pcie x16 slots? Forum SolvedPCI-e x1 into a PCI-e x16 slot? Forum SolvedPCIe x1 soundcard in PCI Express x16 slot compatibility? Forum SolvedPCIe x16 with my geforce gtx 770, covers pcie x1 slot. Forum Pluging a PCIe x1 into PCIe x16 slot ? Forum Pcie x1 in pcie x16 slot Forum PCI-E x1 in a PCI-E x16 slot Forum SolvedPCIe Slots (x16) and (x1) Forum PCI-e x16 on PCI-e x1 slot. Does it work? Forum Solvedi5 (socket 1155) MOBO w/ 1x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1, 4 PCI (32-bit) slots Forum SolvedCompatibility in PCI-E x16 and x1 card in Intel MB Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !