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What type of bolt is used to attach a sound card to an expansion plate?

I'd like to replace one of the bolts attaching my sound card to its expansion plate, as shown in the picture below. (The side of the card shown in the picture actually shows the nuts; I'm talking ...
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How to build a compact x86 / EISA / ISA architecture PC

This question is based on a previous question I asked (x86 based Retro/Nostalgia PC the size of a Raspberry Pi), and also I guess to some extent it fits in with this question regarding ISA bus on ...
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Why would I need a host adapter pcie card?

I have a total of 4 expansion slots on my PC. I am putting a killer network card, graphic card, and a sound card in it. I searched a list of expansion cards to put in the last slot that could ...
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Detect PCI vs. PCI-E

I have remote access to a computer, and I need to find out what kind of expansion slots is has, if they are PCI, or PCI-E, or something else. How can I do this from a shell? What commands are there ...
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Form factor of ATX expansion slots

I am building my own computer case, but I am having difficulty finding the form factor specifications for the ATX expansion slots - in particular the maximum height of the slot and the spacing of the ...
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Which Wireless Adapter should I buy? [closed]

The wireless adapter I had was a D-Link DWA 556. I had this one for a short while, and then it started having problems(dropping connections, speed dips, etc.) So I decided to buy a new one. Here are ...
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Connecting 6 hard drives with 4 available SATA connections

I'm building my first home NAS right now, and I have a Mini-ITX motherboard with 4 SATA connections. I'd like to connect 6 hard drives in total and (preferably) use software RAID. My question is: ...
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Transmission of arbitrary data through an HDMI port

There seems to be something of a trend these days to fail to equip cheap consumer laptops with decent expansion capabilities: no ExpressCard slot, USB 2 (not 3), no eSATA port. However, HDMI ports ...
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USB 3 adapter for a dell 2850 with PCI (or PCIX) ports?

Does anyone know if there is a plain PCI (or PCIX) USB 3 adapter? I understand the bandwidth of PCI < USB3, but it still beats the heck out of USB 2. I have some older dell 2850s that do not have ...
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USB 2.0 Options for board with USB 1.1

I have a QDI Superb 4 board which by default supports USB 1.1. However, I want it to support USB 2.0. How can I go about doing this? I know there are PCI expansion cards with USB 2.0 and there are ...
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ISA bus on newer computers

Are there companies that sell new computers that support old ISA bus expansion cards? We have an aging computer running DOS that operates some machinery via an ISA interface board. Updated versions of ...
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How to identify what slot type a particular PC card is?

Is there a good place to go to identify what kind of slot my spare video card uses? A site that shows pictures of the various slot types so I can identify this one?
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What is the difference between “low profile” and “low profile ready” in expansion cards?

I'm shopping for a half-height or low-profile video card. I notice that newegg has categories for both "low profile" and "low profile ready". I assume this is an actual classification of expansion ...
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Can't transfer images from a camera connected to a USB 2 port on a PCMCIA adapter

I have an old laptop (HP OmniBook vt6200, Windows XP professional, SP2) that only has USB 1 ports. Transferring pictures from a digital camera is too slow, so I thought of trying one of ...
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TV Tuner that works with Multiple Adapters? [closed]

I have a Radeon 9600 All In Wonder, which works fine for TV viewing. However, when I enable the monitors on my other video cards, the picture is always plain black on the TV window. Further, I'd like ...