can you put a pcie 1 into a pcie 16 slot

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  1. alanwest09872

    alanwest09872 Golden Member

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    Not to complicated of a question. can you place a pcie1.0 accessorie (example usb 3.0 card_ into a pcie 16 slot
     
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    airdata Diamond Member

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    I'm pretty sure you can.

    It will access the same part of the card even if it's not filling the entire slot.
     
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    ViviTheMage Lifer

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    yes, you can put 1x/4x/8x PCIe 1.0/2.0 cards into a PCIe 2.0 16x slot.
     
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    AznAnarchy99 Lifer

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    Yes, I did it with a wireless card.
     
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    Ben90 Platinum Member

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    Whats interesting with PCIe is the massive compatibility. Any PCIe device will work in any PCIe slot. A modern PCIe 2.1 x16 video card will work in a PCIe 1.0 x1 slot.
    The video card won't even fit into the x1 slot, but if you file a notch into the card, or file down the back of the plastic on the slot to make it fit, it will work.
     
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