Wireless Adapter - PCIE Slot - 1X vs 16X

stevetang88
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Wireless Adapter - PCIE Slot - 1X vs 16X

Hi, I only have a free PCIE slot at 16X on my motherboard, and I understand the wireless adapter requires a free PCIE 1X  slot. Will a PCIE 16X slot work as well?

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Re: Wireless Adapter - PCIE Slot - 1X vs 16X

@stevetang88, 16x slots are compatible with the adapter.

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Lestaticon
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Re: Wireless Adapter - PCIE Slot - 1X vs 16X

Be sure to read your MB manual about that too. Sometimes the 16x slots share bandwidth. So when there are two devices in the 16x slots, BOTH run at 8x each. This may affect your video card performance, assuming it is your GPU in the other 16x slot. 

Just something to consider.