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will pcix16 hold a card that is pci2.1?

By buddy062695 ·
i plan on buying a vidoe card but my mobo only has a pcix16 slot in it this is my mobo right here http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P25.html and this is the video card i am going to get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540&nm_mc=BAC-GDR&cm_mmc=BAC-GDR-_-dyn-_-NA-_-NA&gclid=CLqT5eusvbICFYKK4AodHjEAEw it is a pci2.1 will it go into my mobo and work thank you for answering my question and for your effort

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That Video Card will fit onto the M'Board

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to will pcix16 hold a card t ...

And there shouldn't be any Incompatibilities between the M'Board and the Video Card.

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by buddy062695 In reply to That Video Card will fit ...

thank you for the help and effort :)

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As odd as it sounds, if it will physically plug in, it will work

by robo_dev In reply to will pcix16 hold a card t ...

So, for example, a PCI-X card will work in a PCI slot (have a server at home setup like this).

Even though a whole part of the board contacts hang out past the shorter PCI connector, it works just fine. If it will fit, it will work.

There is a performance penalty since you're running the card at different bus speed and bus width, but for most applications, you won't notice the difference.

PCI-E works the same way. A PCI-E x16 board will work in a X-1 slot.

Although for PCI-E you need to either hack off the edge of the connector OR (preferably) buy the $10 Startech PCI-E X1 to X16 adapter. (I also have one of those)

And, of course, you can plug a PCI-E X1 card into a X-16 slot.

If your life depended on plugging PCI into PCi-E. there's a $35 adapter for that.

Of course you cannot plug a PCI card into a PCI-e slot, without a hammer that is....and using the hammer will void your warranty :)

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by buddy062695 In reply to As odd as it sounds, if i ...

thank you for the help and effort :).

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by buddy062695 In reply to As odd as it sounds, if i ...

oh and i would still be getting all the like streaming processes even though it is a pci 2.1? in other words i would still be able to play wow and d3

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