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Hi, I have a gateway 700gr and I cant tell what type of slot I have. The front of the tower says that its a pci-express but I want to be 100% sure before I buy a card later that it will WORK and fit into the slot.

Are the x16s and pci-expresses cross-compatible or different size slots or what? I have no knowledge regarding these whatsoever and like I said I have to be sure cause I dont want to get the wrong card like a moron (which I may still do)

So if I buy a x16 could it still work if its just a pci-express? Vice Versa? I have to be sure. Like I said it says pci-express but it doesnt specify which one. I have a ATI Radeon x300 if this helps.

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What the real question is, is if you have PCI, AGP, or PCIE (PCI Express) the x16 is the speed. Your Mother Board has the following slots:
* PCI-E x16: 1
* PCI-E x1: 1
* PCI: 3

So what you want is a video card that is PCI Express x16. Here is a link to the site where I got your Mother Board Specs:

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/3726/3726sp27.shtml

Cheers,

~Mike

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