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How to properly install ethernet card

I picked up a PCIe ethernet card because my ethernet port stopped working. I got this ethernet card. I have the following motherboard. I'm having trouble figuring out how to plug it in. My ...
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Why are bigger PCIe cards mechanically incompatible with smaller slots?

Why are higher-lane PCIe cards mechanically incompatible with lower-lane slots? For example, why are the x8 slots designed in such a way that an x16 card can not be inserted into them? They could have ...
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Will a PCI Express x16 2.0 slot work with a PCI Express x16 3.0 graphic card

I am thinking of getting a EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti and put it in my HP Pavilion a6518f Desktop PC. I upgraded the power supply to a 350W switch is enough I think. But I am worried about the ...
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What are the performance differences between PCI-Express x16 and x4

I have two PCI-Express x16 slots on my motherboard, but one of them only has x4 bandwidth. For passing through my graphics card to a virtual machine I need to use both slots and unfortunately, the ...
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SATA 3 PCIe Controller working with decreased performance (slower than SATA 2)

After reading this question about maxing out an SSD I decided to do so myself. My mobo only supports SATA 2 and has two PCIe 2.0 x1 connectors (which promiss up to 500 mb/s). So after some searching ...
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SY-PEX24028 NIC is not detected by FM2A88X-ITX+ motherboard

I'm trying to use a SY-PEX24028 (PCI-E x1) card with my FM2A88X-ITX+ motherboard. I'm using my the board's only PCI-E x16 slot for the card. I have not been able to get it to detect the card either in ...
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What card i need to attach SATA drives to server

I have IBM System x3650 M2 and it has only SAS drives attached It has 7 PCI-e empty slots. I want to know what type of card i need which i can put in PCI-E so that i can join 2 SATA drives of higher ...
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PCIe slots failure on Motherboard

The motherboard I'm using is Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3. When I was using my old Graphics Card (Sapphire HD 6850), my computer crashes once in a while quite randomly/unpredictably. Sometimes BSOD related to ...
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Does the DELL T3400 CN-0TP412 Motherboard support PCI-E 3.0?

Just a quick question, I've got a DELL T3400 CN-0TP412 Motherboard, and I was wondering if: it is compatible with "PCI-E 3.0" video cards? Are there any performance implications (if PCI-E is ...
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My PCIe video card does not work in POST, only comes on when Windows loads

I have an ASUS Maximus V Extreme motherboard which has onboard video. There is an Asus GeForce GTX 670 in PCIe slot 1. In the BIOS, I have PCIe selected as the preferred GPU. I've tried disabling ...
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GPU Upgrade from MSI GTX 560 Ti [closed]

So I haven't really kept up with tech news for a while (moving, jobs, RL and such) and was wondering what the best 'next step' upgrade would be for me. My current Rig: Core i5 2500k @4ghz 8gb ram ...
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Arranging PCI-e cards to maximize performance in machine

I just put a new machine together using an ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage 4 Extreme motherboard. The machine has 2 nVidia GTX 660s, an Adaptec SAS/SATA 6G controller and a Creative Sound Blaster Z ...
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Does PCI-E x16 that works in x4 works can work as normal PCI-E x16?

I want to buy a motherboard. It has 2 PCI-E x16 slots. I need 2 PCI-E x16 slots to place there 2 videocards that I will use for cuda computing. When I saw motherboard's specifications I found that one ...
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Will Graphic Card with PCIe 2.0 version using on PCIe x16 1.1 affect graphic cards performance?

These are my motherboard specs. Slots 1 PCI Express x16 slot (PCI Express Bus SPEC V1.1a compliant) 2 PCI Express x1 slots 1 PCI slot, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface. See the ...
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New PSU won't power on with GTX780, works fine with 9600GT

A friend of mine had a PSU blow in the middle of other rotten luck, so I have him my PCP&C Silencer 910w and bought a SeaSonic SS-660XP2 (660W 80+ Platinum) as the replacement. It's a much ...
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How to control PCIe power?

Is there any consumer-grade motherboard (for Intel i3/i5/i7 CPUs) that lets me physically power on/off PCIe slots? PCIe slots are on motherboards, so I guess a motherboard can easily power up/down ...
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i7 2600 compatibility with PCIe 3?

My motherboard and graphics card died recently and I was thinking of buying the ASRock Z75 Pro3 and R9 280X. I think that my i7-2600 (because it is Sandy Bridge)is not compatible with PCIe-3 which the ...
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Will This Mini PCI-E Half Length Card Fit Into Any of These Slots?

Will this 802.11 Wireless b/g/n PCI-E Mini card (Interface type: PCI-e half-length mini card) fit any of the slots on this motherboard? Newegg - GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3
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High end graphics card - motherboard can't handle it?

Considering my budget and since it feels it might be better to wait with newer motherboards until PCI 3.0 slots become common practice, I can't get myself to buy a motherboard for 150+ Euros, just for ...
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Is ATI Radeon HD 7870 compatible with GA-G41M-Combo motherboard?

My computer specifications are as follows: Intel Core 2 Duo E5300 2.6 GHz 8 GB DDR3 RAM Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo v1.3 ATI Radeon HD 4300 Windows 8.1 (for now... maybe I will go back to Windows 7) I ...
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does this wifi card fit any of these pci slots?

Here's an image of my motherboard (from a dell optiplex 740): Will any of these two intel centrino cards fit in here? INTEL CENTRINO ADVANCED-N 6235 (=Mini PCIexpress) Intel Centrino ...
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How to stabilize PCIe sound card in its card slot?

I have a Soundblaster Recon 3d Fatal1ty sound card and randomly every once in a while my computer won't recognize it. I am almost 100% sure it is something to do with its PCIe slot. After I turn off ...
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Compatible Graphics Cards for Dell Precision T5400

I just acquired a Dell T5400 workstation for use as a virtualization platform and general purpose workstation, and I am stuck on a few things. For one, the documentation I find on it is maddeningly ...
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Several hardware components either work or not after booting

I have a desktop computer which I put together myself and in the last weeks I discovered a strange behavior. The same issue refers to three components independently. The onboard network controller, ...
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Motherboard 2.0 x16 will accept graphics card PCI-E 3.0 x16? [duplicate]

I am considering buying the motherboard listed below. The specs say it has a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot. There are PCI-E 2.0 x16 video cards. But there are 3.0 x16 graphics cards available but there don't ...
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How to Perform Full Power Cycle on Reboot

Hopefully this is the place to ask this. My problem is that I have a PCIe device I'm trying to use on a home built computer. The card will only work on a full power cycle of the computer. I've tried ...
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Pcie x16 slot 2 broken?

So basicallly, I got a brand new px8z77-pro motherboard. All the pcie slots work appart from slot 2. Im trying to run Sli with my two gtx 680 and due to this problem, I am not able to. My power ...
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Will my old pci express v2 video card (evga 8800 gt) work in a mobo with a pci express v3 slot?

I'm looking to get a new motherboard. I know that if the graphics card has a higher PCI version than the slot, it should work. But what about the other way around, where the slot has a higher version ...
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Physical obstacle plugging PCIe 4x into PCIe 8x

I know this has been already discussed, for example in this question, where there's even a wikipeida quote saying that it's possible. So, according to that, I bought that PCIe 4x card. I have two ...
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How much performance would a second GPU give me?

I'm really sorry if this is the wrong SE site to ask this question on (Please point me in the right direction!) I've purchased the following components for my computer: motherboard: ...
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Limitations due to running dual socket mainboard with one CPU?

I installed a single Opteron CPU into a dual-socket mainboard Super Micro H8DGi-F and now I'm facing the problem that I can only use one PCI-e 16x slot, although there are 3 of them on the board. I've ...
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Graphics card compatible with my motherboard's PCIe capabilities [closed]

I'm working on segmentation of 3D volume images on CUDA, and I want an Nvidia graphics card with Computer Capability over 2.0 and 2 GB of memory. I currently own a 9400 GT with Compute Capability 1.1 ...
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PCIe x1 card in a x16 slot = computer won't turn on

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre M55 which has an x16 PCIe on the motherboard, but came with a PCIe to PCI adapter installed. I removed the adapter so I could use my x1 PCIe wifi card, but as soon as I ...
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Hardware compatibility issue

I want to get a new GPU, and I was thinking about something along these lines...Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 DX11 DVI HDMI 2xMiniDP PCI-E This card requires PCIe 3.0 My motherboard is, pretty ...
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Is this graphic card compatible with my motherboard in terms of PCIe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PCIe Generation 3.0 graphic board running on old mainboard Generation 2.0 or earlier? today sadly my good old graphic card died :(. I'm now in the need of a new one, ...
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Two video cards on one motherboard

I recently purchased a new HP Pavilion p6-2265eo. It was then that I realised that it has only one DVI and one HDMI output.. I will connect my TV with the HDMI. so I am letft with only one DVI output. ...
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How do I get to know the PCIe version on my Motherboard?

The motherboard doesn't have anything written. Are there any alternative methods to find which version of PCI-Express my slot supports? I am looking for an upgrade and I want to add a PCIE gfx card
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PCI e 3.0 Graphics cards and PCI e 2.0 Motherboards [closed]

Can a PCI-e 3.0 card (mid-budget) exceed the bandwidth of a PCI-e 2.0 of a motherboard? Thanks.
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How can I properly install 4 GPU's onto a motherboard? [closed]

I'm looking at this Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and it has 4 PCIe express slots. However, the GPU's that I want are dual slot (Sapphire ...
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MSI P965 and HD5450 PCI Express compatibility, will these two work?

I have a MSI P965 Platinum motherboard and my graphics card (Radeon X1650) died yesterday. I'm planning on buying an XFX HD5450 which seems to be the cheapest graphics card I can buy around here, ...
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1answer
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A PCI Express 3.0 Video Card into a PCI-E 1.0 x16 slot

Perhaps I'm trying to push my mobo too hard, but I think I have read that PCI-e 3.0 is back compatible to previous PCI-e specifications. But 3.0 into a 1.0, is it possibly asking too much? I'm ...
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915 views

USB 3 PCIe card on a USB 2 motherboard?

I have this ASUS card, with 8 USB2.0 ports. I need to get USB3. Will this work (Plug'n'Play)? Or are there other things to consider?
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What PCI-Express graphics cards are first generation?

I want to purchase a new graphics card for my Asrock Motherboard, I asked Asrock support which brand should work for my mobo. The response was somewhat confusing: The Motherboard Asrock G41M-VS3 ...
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What does (x16, x4) mean next to 2x PCIe2 x16?

UPDATE 1: The motherboard which I am planning on getting is the Asrock P67 PRO3 SE. Is it possible to get a motherboard which can do true x16 in both ports? ORIGINAL QUESTION: I am about to buy 2 ...
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154 views

Is the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 compatible with GA-870A?

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 ...
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A motherboard has 2 x PCIe slots. Can onboard DVI be used too?

I am looking at a motherboard, a Z68, which has two PCIe slots. I notice that it also has an onboard DVI port. While using the PCIe slots, am I able to also use the onboard DVI slot? For example: Two ...
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Positioning triple slot graphics cards

If there are two gtx 570 dc ii's: On a Gigabyte z68x-ud7-b3 motherboard, in slots PCIe16_1 and PCIe8_2: Will the headers for front panel connections be blocked, or will there be enough flex in ...
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How to tell if an empty PCI Express slot is 1.0, 2.0 etc? (general test, or enquiry command, not refer to spec)

Is it possible to run a test on an empty PCI Express slot to definitively determine that the slot is PCI Express 2.0 or not? My reason for asking is to see if I get the most out of USB3.0 with my ...
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Is GeForce GT430 PCI-Express 2.0 requirement a must?

My current graphic card has just stopped working. I need to buy new card pretty fast. I've found GeForceĀ® GT430 which fits in my budget (and has comparable performance to my current, silent GF8600GT). ...
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Is my new Graphic Card cause for my PC hanging?

My Computer Specification My Motherboard specification My new Graphic Card Some days ago I bought a GeForce 8400 GS Graphic card. My computer satisfied all the minimum system requirements it ...