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PCIe x4 card in a PCIe x8 slot

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Can I put a PCIe 4x card in a PCIe 8x slot?  I have a Dell Precision 670 and I want to put a HP SMART ARRAY E200 in its PCIe 8x slot.  Will this work?  I assume I won't be able to boot to it...  If not I'll end up booting to a USB memory stick instead.  
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