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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2010 12:44:38 PM

Hello, I would to ask you if i can place a PCIe 2.0 graphics card in a PCIe slot. I thank you in advance

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a c 130 U Graphics card
March 6, 2010 1:42:07 PM

Yes, you can. Though I would advise you to make sure your PCI-E1.0 slot is at least a x8 slot, as any graphics card will be bottlenecked at a speed of 4x. If your slot is 8x, make sure you do not put anything above the HD5770/GTX260 inside of it, as you will see reduced performance.

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Steve.
a c 190 U Graphics card
March 6, 2010 3:56:56 PM

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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2010 9:18:31 PM

He meant X8 electrical, you still need a full slot not just an x8 slot. An x16 slot is longer than a PCI slot, wikipedia helps.
a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2010 11:55:57 PM

A full length pci-e slot has always been 16x.. 8x measure was for AGP slots.. As to answer the question, it's a YES.. The whole pci-e 2.0 interface idea is backwqard compatible.. Thus, you may place any pci-e 2.0 compatible card in a pci-e 16x slot and/or any pci-e compatible card in a pci-e 2.0 slot.. This even holds true for devices such as sound cards, raid cards etc which due to their pci-e compatible interface can be put on any pci-e slot..
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