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Can a pci x1 be used in a pci x4 slot?

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January 27, 2011 12:16:21 AM

I have a Dell Precision 3500 with 2 PCIe x16 slots (both occupied with Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 x16 video cards. I also have two PCIe x4 slot available. I just purchased an Nvidia NVS 295 x1 video card to add to one of the available PCIe x4 slots... is this ok to do? Or am I going to break something?

Thanks!

Bill

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January 27, 2011 12:32:41 AM

bilbo_77 said:
I have a Dell Precision 3500 with 2 PCIe x16 slots (both occupied with Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 x16 video cards. I also have two PCIe x4 slot available. I just purchased an Nvidia NVS 295 x1 video card to add to one of the available PCIe x4 slots... is this ok to do? Or am I going to break something?

Thanks!

Bill

Yes, they are backward compatible to my understanding.
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January 27, 2011 12:46:32 AM

It's forward compatible, you can put it in any PCIe slot available...
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January 27, 2011 1:00:37 AM

marcellis22 said:
It's forward compatible, you can put it in any PCIe slot available...

What I meant... But yes, it is compatible.
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January 27, 2011 2:07:17 AM

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If the card fits it then it will work

Well put.
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January 27, 2011 2:37:43 AM

Kind of sucks that they don't sell PCIe x4 cards.
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January 27, 2011 2:59:31 AM

Thanks all. I got it installed and running nicely.
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