Noob question about PCI-x connections

herb1

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Hi,

I got a mobo with 2xPCI-X 2.0 x16 slots and a few PCI-X x1 slots, then decided to get a RAID card, only thing is the RAID card is PCI-X x4.

Can I plug the x4 raid card into the x16 slot and just not use the whole width, or do I have to get a mobo with a specific x4 slot?

Thanks,
Herb
 

jt001

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First off what you're referring to is PCI-e, PCI-x is a server socket. Anyway yes you can use a lower PCI-e card in a higher slot, it should work just fine.