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PCI-X and PCI Cards

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by klassic, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. klassic

    klassic Regular member

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    I am looking at getting a new motherboard and it only has 1 PCI slot, but it has 2 PCI-X slots. My questions is how do I know if my current PCI cards will work in the PCI-X slot. From what I read the PCI card has to be keyed to allow 3.3 volt operation. I have no idea what that means.

    The motherboard is an Asus M2N32-WS Pro. I am getting this for 50 bux from someone I know so please no links to other motherboards I should consider.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131026

    The PCI cards in question are an old Belkin 54G Wireless Network Card (don't know model number offhand) and a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150.

    Thanks in advance for the help. Everyone here is great.
     
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  2. TY4ever

    TY4ever Regular member

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    You will be able to install only one of your pci cards as the motherboard has only one pci slot.You can't install pci cards on pci-x slots and vice versa.
     
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  3. klassic

    klassic Regular member

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    This is from Wikipedia (I know its not always correct).
    I am not sure if you are confusing PCI-X with PCI-Express.
     
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    TY4ever Regular member

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    OOOPS!!!!I guess i just mistook the PCI-X you're talking about with PCI-Express.My bad,sorry.Then i should go and learn the difference myself.


    Sorry again.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    klassic, look at the difference between the pci slot & the pci/x slots. notice the slot divider in the pci is towards the bottom of slot compared to the 1 in the pci/x slots which is at the top of the slots? see which of your 2 pci cards would appear to fit in the pci/x slot as that divider will prevent a pci card that doessn't have that notch there to fit in the slot.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...Force+590+SLI+ATX+Server+Motherboard+-+Retail
     

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