PCIEX1 and PCIEX4 Motherboard slots

Posted on 2009-12-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have a Gigabyte motherboard GA-EX58-UD4P 1366  socket.  It has a PCIEX1, PCIEX4 slots, and a PCIEX8 slot available on the MB. In the manual, Gigabyte notes that the PCIEX1 slot has a hardware limitation where it can only accomodate a shorter PCIEX1 expansion card. I should use other expansion slots for longer cards.

I am looking to buy an ASUS Xonar D2X sound card that is designed for a PCIEX1 slot, but it is a longer card and will not fit over the obstructions on the motherboard (hence the warning by the mfg.).  If this card is designed for the PCIEX1 slot, will it work if I plugged it into the PCIEX4 or the PCIEX8 slot?

Thank you for your assistance!
Question by:Roger_Doger
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    You can put a PCIe X1 card in an X1, X2, X4 or X16 slot.

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