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Old 06-21-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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Will a PCI-E x16 card run in a PCI-E x4 slot? Also, what kind of PSU would be required to power say a HD3650 or HD3870? That's it for now, probably have a few more in the near future. Helping a friend with his build and also planning the next(better/smarter) upgrades for my rig.

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Old 06-22-2008, 12:17 AM   #2
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Yes, a PCIe x16 will run fine in an older slot. You'll need at least a 450W power supply to run either of them.

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Old 06-22-2008, 05:45 AM   #3
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You will lose a fair bit of bandwidth and you won't get the full performance of the card, but it will work.
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