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I'm looking to buy a Wifi adaptor for my desktop, and came across this: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/centrino/centrino-advanced-n-6200-brief.html

It looks like what I want, but my concern is that it is a 'half form' PCIe card, and many not fit into the PCIe slots on my motherboard.

My question: Is this wifi card compatible (Out of the box) with this motherboard: GA-870A?

Thanks, Steffan.

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Half just refers to the height. It is the Mini you have to worry about.

Mini PCIe cards are for notebooks, not desktop computers.

A PCIe x1 slot has 11 + 7 connectors. By looking at the image, you can tell that the card will not fit.

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Thanks! I have instead opted for a PCI card, that I know fits. – Steffan Donal Dec 11 '11 at 13:02

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