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My older PC's video card just kicked the bucket and has been BSODing. It has a PCI-E x16 slot. Newegg has video cards that are PCI-E x16, 2.0, 2.1, etc.

The slot on my ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard is 16x. Can I use 16x 2.0 and 2.1 video cards in it? I'm not too familiar with how that works and couldn't find a solid resource on it through Google.

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You can use a 2.1 card in a 2.0 slot or 1.0 slot it will work fine, I have a 2.1 card running in my desktop which has 2.0 right now. However if it is a 2.0 card in a 1.0 slot it will not be as fast, which is to be expected of course.

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Thank you very much! – I take Drukqs Feb 2 '11 at 2:08

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