Hi everyone, I just have a little confusion.
I'm adding a USB 3.0 PCI-E card to my comp. (USB 3.0 PCI-E - Cavalry
I'm running a Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 (rev. 1.0) mobo. (GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1156 - GA-P55M-UD2 (rev. 1.0)
It has 4 expansions: 2 PCI, 1 PCIe x16 running at x16, 1 PCIe x16 running at x4. I think i'm using the x16 for a graphics card, and 1 PCI for a wi-fi card.
The part that I'm getting says it is a PCI-Express (maybe 2.0, not sure b/c of different listings). But looking at the picture, the connectors don't fit the leftover PCI-e slot that I have (the x4 appears to look the same as the x16). I thought the "x" type is the length of the slot. The 3.0 card's connectors are very few.
So, my question is that will the card work in the current x4 slot that I have even though there will be 'open' connectors? How can I tell if my PCI-e x4 is 2.0 compatible? Also, will I need extra power to the card as well? It doesn't seem like it, but I'm not sure.
Thanks in advance!