CompTIA A+ 220-901 – Q316

A technician has a work order to install a USB 3.0 expansion card into a PC. The expansion card is a PCI Express 1.1 compliant card and the motherboard has one PCI Express 2.0 slot available. Which of following BEST represents the compatibility between the hardware?

A. It will not install correctly, and the PCI slot is already being used by the video card.
B. It will install correctly to the PCI Express slot onto the motherboard. The card should function correctly, as the PCI Express 2.0 slot is backwards compliant.
C. It will not install correctly into the PC, as the 1.1 and 2.0 slots are not compatible.
D. It will install correctly, but the card will not operate as the PCI Express 1.1 and the PCI Express 2.0 standards are completely different.

Correct Answer: B