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Can I plug my PCI-Ex1 sound card in a PCI-Ex4 slot?

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Hi,

Title says it all...

I need to know if I can plug my PCI-Ex1 Xonar soundcard in a PCI-Ex4 slot on an Intel motherboard.
The x4slot is longer, so it fits but there's still room left, maybe it can work with - or without - some kind of adapter?

Please help - thanks.
post #2 of 18
Yes they are backwards compatible.
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Yup, not a problem.
 
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yep. even on the regular 16x slot you can plug it no problem
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Wow, thanks indeed, +rep for you all.. But I mean, there will be some room left? The card won't slip as the slot is too long? I don't need an adapter.?
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Wow, thanks indeed, +rep for you all.. But I mean, there will be some room left? The card won't slip as the slot is too long? I don't need an adapter.?

Nope, you're golden.
 
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Wow, thanks indeed, +rep for you all.. But I mean, there will be some room left? The card won't slip as the slot is too long? I don't need an adapter.?

Nope, you won't. Just properly screw the card into the rear of the case so there isn't wiggle room, basically in the same way you mount a graphics card / any PCI card and you're ready to roll smile.gif

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So I can even plug my 1x card in a 16x slot?
You bet! It's all backwards compatible as Evilsplashy said. smile.gif
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So I can even plug my 1x card in a 16x slot?
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So I can even plug my 1x card in a 16x slot?

Yeah! In fact that's what I've done with my Xonar.

The screw to the motherboard tray will hold the card in place no problem smile.gif
   
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One of the few things that are backwards compatible in computers tongue.gif
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