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Can i use PCIe3.0 slot in PCie 2.0 mod?

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Last response: in Motherboards
October 19, 2012 5:59:33 PM

Hello i have GTX 680 Lightning and i7-2600, most of the motherboards uses PCI 3.0 Slots, i want to buy Msi z77 Mpower and it doesn`t have PCie 2.0 slot only Pcie 3.0.
-- Can i use pcie 3.0 slot with my Cpu and gpu on pcie 2.0 mod. like using pci 3 slot but only with 2.0 bandwidth?
Is it posible? or i need to find motherboard with pci 2.0 slot.
Thanks for help!

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October 19, 2012 7:10:11 PM

Double post. We answered in your first post.

You can run whatever you want. PCI-e 3.0 is backward compatible with PCI-e 2.0. So no need to worry.