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Can I use a PCI-e 2.1 video card in a PCI-e 2.0 motherboard?

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August 24, 2011 6:26:30 PM

Hello,
Can I use a PCI-e 2.1 video card in a PCI-e 2.0 motherboard?
I have an older PC with PCI-e 2.0 but I want a new video card and all of the newer ones specify 2.1 are they interchangeable?

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August 24, 2011 6:29:52 PM

Yes, there aren't actually PCI-E 2.1 slots, just 2.1 cards that have some extra features that will work when 3.0 slots come out.
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August 24, 2011 6:30:21 PM

yes.
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August 24, 2011 6:37:08 PM

Absolutely, as benski said there aren't any 2.1 slots yet, the card will work no problem in a 2.0 slot.
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August 25, 2011 3:26:21 AM

Best answer selected by earle.
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