2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2009 12:40 PM by kolotyluk

    4-Lane PCI Express slot in S5520SC?


      I have an Intel S5520SC motherboard which has a 4-lane PCI-Express slot. Mechanically it will support an 8-lane PCI-Express card.


      If you put an 8-lane card in this slot will the card work? More specifically, will the PCI-Express interface be able to figure out that there are only 4-lanes electrically and just operate at half the throughput of an 8-lane interface?


      Presumally Intel put an 8-lane socket there just for this situation, but I wanted to check first before purchasing an 8-lane product and trying it.


      Cheers, Eric