Im wanting to add a PCI e 1X TV card to my board but I dont want to use my 1x slot next to my video card which would run my temp up on my video card.
Seem like I heard that you could use 1x in the 16x slot.
Can someone confirm?
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 06:24 PM
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 06:37 PM
I believe the answer is "yes". Not only that, you should even be able to do the opposite. For example, you plug a PCI-E X8 device into a PCI-E X4 slot, it should still work, albeit with reduced bandwidth. That's why PCI-E is called scalable.
Posted 01 March 2006 - 07:36 PM
That was one one of the design aspects of PCI-Express - backwards compatibility.
A PCIe card will physically fit (and work correctly) in any slot that is at least as large as it is (e.g. an x1 card will work in an x4 or x16 slot), and a slot of a large physical size (e.g. x16)
Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:03 PM
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