PCI Express slots on mobo question

  spras 13:29 31 Aug 07

I am currently in the market for a new mobo, my first one with PCI express. Most mobo between £50 and £100 have 1 PCI Express x16, 1 PCI Express x1 and 2 PCI Slots. The PCI Express x16 is for the gfx, does the PCI Express x1 just act as a PCI slot if I want it to? For example could I plug my Creative X-Fi in to it?

  Totally-braindead 13:34 31 Aug 07

No its designed for items that can use the PCI x1 slot. You cannot use it as a PCI slot. Its a different size apart from anything else.

  ambra4 13:36 31 Aug 07

There are 4 type of PCI-E connectors X16 and X1 are for difference pci-e display cards

Read the difference type at this site

click here

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