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PCI-E in a PCI-E X8 slot

Last response: in Components
January 12, 2011 7:15:34 PM

Have a question. Should a PCI-E x1 card work in a PCI-E X8 slot? I have tried this combination and the server keeps giving me an error when it tries to boot up. Error is "PCI express error. Statrup halted", then stops have to turn off remove card then server will bootup. MOBO has a X8 slot card is a X1 card. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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January 12, 2011 10:25:40 PM

perhaps you are trying to use a PCIe 2.0/2.1 card in a 1.0 slot and the card is not backwards compatible?
January 14, 2011 7:19:22 PM

Best answer selected by jmillerwv.