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Gen 1 PCIe Card fit in Gen 2 PCIe?

Wed May 13, 2020 5:43 am

I want to buy an Intel WLAN Card which uses 1x PCIe 1.0 x1 and I was wondering if it fits in my Gigabyte B450M which has 2x PCIe 2.0 x1.

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Re: Gen 1 PCIe Card fit in Gen 2 PCIe?

Wed May 13, 2020 6:44 am

Yes, it'll fit and work just fine. The PCIe 2.0 slot will only operate at 1.0 mode though to handle the card.
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Re: Gen 1 PCIe Card fit in Gen 2 PCIe?

Wed May 13, 2020 6:51 am

Should work, they are supposed to be backward compatible.

If it's an older card, just make sure it has current drivers for whatever OS you're running.
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Re: Gen 1 PCIe Card fit in Gen 2 PCIe?

Wed May 13, 2020 9:36 am

With non-display cards it works 99.99% of the time. With GPUs you sometimes end up hitting odd compatibility issues with newer cards in older slots.
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