PCIe 2.0 mobo -- can it take a PCIe 1.0 vid card?

I have a new MSI mobo in my latest system, and due to being broke this winter I haven't been able to buy my final component (the video card...). It's a PCIe x16 2.0 board, and a friend just gifted me an old PCIe x16 1.0 video card. Can I pop this card in my board or will I fry something?

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  1. It will work fine!
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    It will work; you won't fry anything. You may want to visit the video card's manufacturer website first to download the drivers for the gifted card. Then install it, boot, and load the drivers!
  3. Awesome! Thanks guys :) That'll buy me some time til I can save up for my 460gtx :)
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