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    PCIe x16 backwards compatible w/ pcie x8?

    I'm getting a raid card that needs a pcie x8 slot but the mobos i see have x1 x4 x16 will the pcie x8 card fit into a x16 slot and work?

    Also since the motherboards with 2 x16 slots use SLI for video cards, can i have a single video card in a pcie x16 slot and use the other x16 slot for anything pcie, or is it video only?
    Last edited by YARDofSTUF; 10-19-05 at 05:01 AM.

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