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Pluging a PCIe x1 into PCIe x16 slot ?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 31, 2011 5:37:09 PM


Is it possible to plug a graphic card PCIe x1 into a connector PCIe x16? and will it work? I am not expecting the same performance as the x16, but wil it be functional?

Thanks, Frank
October 31, 2011 5:46:52 PM

Thanks, I did not see that you could do that on this page, sorry. It is talking about PCIE ver 1 and PCIE ver 2 compatibility, but not that you can use shorter lane on larger mother board CPU.
And then, who has experience with this? how the software is going to handle it?

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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 5:50:26 PM

Scroll up to the part where it says form factors.
October 31, 2011 5:55:54 PM

Ok, sorry for not being thorough enough.
Great, I hope the software will handle it.

a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 5:57:29 PM

PCIE compatibility doesn't have to do with software just hardware.