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2.1 x16 pci express in a 2.0 x16 computer

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June 29, 2011 5:23:12 PM

my question is will a 2.1x16 pci express video card fit in a 2.0x16 motherboard slot im thinking of geting this video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

and this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

will this combo work well as a cheep gameing pc to play games like team fortres 2 and will this combo work well in general
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June 29, 2011 5:27:24 PM

Yes, they do not make PCI-E2.1 X16 slots, only PCI-E 2.0 X16 slots, short and simple answer, yes, PCI-E 2.1 cards were made to work with PCI-E 2.0 slots, though sometimes the have issues with the older PCI-E 1.0 X16 slots.
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June 29, 2011 8:31:28 PM

thanks alot man u saved my butt cuz i was unshure and dint know what to do
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