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Question is simple, I want to know if a Standard PCI slot card can plug into a PCI x16 slot.

I know PCI Express x1 cards can go into any sized slot, but can a standard PCI Express card like the Xonar ST plug into a PCI x16 slot?

I only ask because I'm noticing a lot of cards seem to have either non or limited PCI slots.
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PCI-e x16 or PCI 16?...
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The Essence ST is the PCI version and only fits in PCI slots. The STX is the PCIe version and can fit in any PCIe slot. My STX is installed in my bottom PCIe slot (x4).
Edited by importflip - 2/20/12 at 2:13pm
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I guess most motherboards have at least two PCI slots on them. From the looks of it though only one is usable if you use crossfire seeing as how they place them above and below the second PCI Express x16.

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Even though the ST is slightly better than the STX, I'd go with the STX. Future boards plan to drop PCI entirely, and the ones out now generally have poor placements for PCI slots.
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by importflip View Post

Even though the ST is slightly better than the STX, I'd go with the STX. Future boards plan to drop PCI entirely, and the ones out now generally have poor placements for PCI slots.

I already bought the ST about a year ago.
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