PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is an element for connecting peripherals to computers based on the IBM PC architecture.

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Do all PCI slots support dual PCI riser cards?

I could use an extra PCI slot since my motherboard only has one. Many online shops offer "dual PCI riser cards" such as this one: Those riser cards are usually meant for compact cases like rack ...
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Why do some PCI SATA HBA cards always fail to detect optical drives on the SATA port?

I just cannot be the only one who has experienced that. As a matter of fact, in analogy to women known to grow large collections of jewelry or shoes (or even both), I have quite a decent collection of ...
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PCI Memory Read Command

I'm trying to understand PCI system architecture. As I know there are several PCI commands like i/o read-write, memory read-write, configuration read-write etc. If CPU communicates peripherals with ...
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No drivers for PCI-to-Parallel card due to invalid PID

I have a Moschip-based PCI to dual Parallel card, based on the Moschip MCS9815CV chip. This card looks exactly like this one and also same chip as the Rosewill RC-304. The back of the card has a ...
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I have a 3.3Volt PCI ethernet card working on a 5Volt PCI slot. How is it possible?

This is the design for PCI slots: As you can see, there are 32/64 bits and 3.3/5 Volts. For what I know: 32 bits PCI cards can work in 64 bits slots of the same voltage. 64 bits PCI cards ...
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Is PCIe speed compatible with that of PCI

If I go in for a PCIe to PCI adaptor, will I be constrained by speed. PCIe provides a faster interface than PCI. How can I make them speed compatible
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Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 failure to post with peculiar PCI card

We have a couple of peculiar PCI cards being used in a circ. 2007 proprietary phone/radio communications logging appliance(WindowsXP PC). Both the card connectors and the old motherboard sockets ...
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How can I fix “lscfg is not supported on the Unknown” for Ubuntu Linux?

I wanted to get information about the physical location of my PCI cards and found that lscfg for AIX looked like what I needed. lsvpd-1.7.4 that includes lscfg does exist for Linux. As I am developing ...
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What interface do I need for my graphics card?

The motherboard died on a gaming laptop belonging to a friend of mine, and I am rebuilding it as a desktop as a favor for him. According to the specs from alienware's website and several ...
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Unknown PCI device in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Does anyone know what device could this be? I got all drivers for my computer from here
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Which devices are (0F18, 0F12, 00BD) these IDs for? All share the same Vendor ID (8086), i.e. Intel

It is a Lenovo G50-70 Notebook PC. I reinstalled Windows 8.1 on it. The official website does not provide all the necessary drivers required for the Device Manager to calm down. Yellows still persist. ...
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pci simple communication controller driver for windows 7

I have a HP laserJet P1102. When I want to install its driver it seems that it need to pci simple communication controller be installed. How to install that pci simple communication controller for my ...
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Can a hot PCI adapter slow down the computer?

Using the "watch sensors" command in Fedora, I see that while the temperature of the CPU's are normal (70 degrees at most), the PCI easily exceeds 90 degrees (celcius, of course.) Once the PCI gets ...
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Why use a PCI System Timer?

I have heard it said that servers serving VOIP services such as Asterisk should use a PCI System Timer. Why? Nowhere is this ever explained, and googling reveals no clear use-cases for the device. ...
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Prerequisition to add a wireless PCI card

Besides an extra unused PCI slot, are there any other requirements need to be met to install a wireless PCI card?
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PCI configuration method error (Linux Kernel)

(I'm not sure if here is the best place for that question, so I will be pleased if anyone suggests me a more proper forum for that.) I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 in a netbook (from an usb), ...
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Does old pci devices harm my new computer?

I have an old device that can be used also as a recorder (pci device with an output of 480p) called "KWorld Plus TV Analog Lite PCI" and has these requirements: Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz or ...
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PCI BAR memory addresses

Quick question, I was reading the OSDev Wiki page regarding PCI and it says the following - Base address Registers (or BARs) can be used to hold memory addresses used by the device, or offsets for ...
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Why can't PCIe devices share lanes?

On older chip-sets it was not possible to have a dedicated graphics card in the PEG slot and have the Integrated Graphics Device (IGD) enabled at the same time. After looking online I found this was ...
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Does this modem qualify as a fax modem?

I found this old PCI modem in my stash. I was thinking about using it to set up a fax modem on my PC. The only question is, does this qualify as a fax modem? In other words, what signifies a fax ...
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Searching for a PCI standalone System [closed]

For a research project, I would like to have a PCI(e) card which is a full standalone system (own CPU, memory, sata bus, network interface, etc..) running Linux, but which can be deployed on another ...
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Are there any human-readable PCI slot management utilities for CentOS / Linux?

I'm looking for a method to determine, in a human-readable way, what kind of PCI device is in which slot on a computer running Linux or a derivative. lspci is somewhat cryptic and impenetrable, and ...
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Are all peripherals directly connected to system bus?

System bus has control, address and data buses, as we can see in this picture I think the front-side bus and memory bus is directly on the system bus, but what about the PCIExpress and PCI buses, ...
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Supporting PCI-E X1 network cards by CentOS(RHEL)

Help me please I want to know it becase my windows 7 cant see my PCI-working network card and I dont want to buy a motherboard and then find that CentOS does not support PCI-E X1 network card. I want ...
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PCI Express BAR memory mapping basic understanding

I am trying to understand how PCI Express works so i can write a windows driver that can read and write to a custom PCI Express device with no on-board memory. I understand that the Base Address ...
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Can I find out if PCI-e slot is 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 in linux terminal?

I'm going to purchase a GPU which is for PCI-e 3.0. But since I don't know what PCI-e slot it is in my computer I need to find it out somehow. Is it possible to find it from the terminal in linux?
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1-2 controller cards in system: How to initialize onboard controller first?

I have an older mobo in my system whose Promise PDC20376 onboard controller sometimes causes minor problems when other external cards (bus is good ol' PCI) are present and the onboard one gets ...
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What is the PCI card that tells you what's wrong with the computer?

First, I'm not sure if this is the correct place, so apologies for that. Second, I want to know how to easily identify the hardware faults. I heard about this PCI card that when connected to the PC ...
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Custom PCI bracket with support, for custom PCB?

I am considering to put a custom PCB card that I made, into my computer. It won't go on any PCI connector, it plugs in on a USB connector on the motherboard, via a ribbon cable. I need thou to plug ...
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How to find out PCI devices in Debian without pciutils?

I tried to update a Server running Debian Etch but something went wrong while updating the kernel, so we decided to reinstall Debian via CD. Before doing that, I have to find out which drivers are ...
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Cannot setup PCI Passthrough for display adapter in VirtualBox

VirtualBox supports PCI Passthrough and I'm trying to attach my graphics card to the guest OS (host is Windows Server 2012 and guest is Windows 8.1 Professional - so they should both work with the ...
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How am I supposed to find where a PCI slot is in a laptop? [duplicate]

An old laptop I found (an an Acer Aspire 5100 series BL51) gives this error: Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) NB Copyright 1985-2005 Phoenix Technologies All Rights Reserved System BIOS Version: V2.00 ...
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Can i use a pci express 1.0 card in a pci express 2.0 x16 slot?

I am runing out of sata connections and need to expand using a pci card, however, i only have a pci express 2.0 slot available, will a pcie 1.0 (pci express 1.0) expansion card work in a pci express ...
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Will a PCI Universal card work in a PCI-E X16 slot?

I have a will a PCI Universal card but not slot. Will it work in a PCI-E X16 slot?
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PCI expansion card - for SATA III [closed]

I need some advice and help on how can I add SATA III hard drives to my old pc. Following is the PC specs Mobo: ASUS KV8-X CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.2 Ghz OS: Windows 7 Pro 32 bit The machine has a ...
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What kind of PCI card does this cable fit

I recently purchased a microscope camera which came with the camera body (an Olympus DP71) and this cable connector: I need a PCI card that fits it, but I have no idea what kind of connecter this ...
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PCI Express - Memory Addressing vs Physical Memory in Memory Read/Write Transactions

I'm trying to find the link between Memory BARs (Base Address Registers) and Physical Memory in a PCI Express Transactions. In my last question I started to understand what happens when a CPU ...
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PCI Express - Clarification about BAR, Memory addressing and physical memory

I'm an absolute beginner starting to understand the PCI Express protocol and I need some clarifications about its mechanics. I understood that a PCI Express endpoint device may have some memory BAR ...
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Can a PCIe 2.0 x16 fit into x16 PCIe slot? [duplicate]

http://reviews.cnet.com/video-components/galaxy-geforce-gt610-graphics/4505-3025_7-35487730.html fit to ECS GeForce 6100 pm-m2 v2.0 ?
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PCI Serial Bus - Need

I have two entries in device manager after upgrading to windows 8. I followed the directions in a post on this site and it helped to some degree. but I still have two PCI Serial Bus that have no ...
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same pci bus address for pci slot and on board ethernet port?

The pci slot address shown is same as the one shown for on board ethernet card. There is a conflict. Not sure how to resolve it. Various command output are dmidecode -t 9 | grep 'Bus Address' ...
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what is the difference in PCI “type” between these PCI cards?

The PCI cards happen to be different colours, so let's call them the black one and the green one. (i'm guessing the colour is just coincidence?!). I have an old computer that takes the green PCI ...
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mSATA drive swap for Wireless card

I was doing some cleaning of my older Acer Aspire 3860 laptop and noticed that my wireless card looks alot like an mSATA drive. I have not been inside laptops too often (clean, add RAM) but never ...
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LBA48 PCI Controller Card to use +137gb drives

I currently have in my possession an old tower with an ASUS motherboard that only has lba28, and am wanting use larger drives than is supported by lba28 (much larger). My question is, can I use an ...
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In the output of lspci -vv, what do the Region lines mean?

I have the following output from running lspci -vv -s 00:00 on my single board computer running Linux. 07:05.0 RAID bus controller: Adaptec AAC-RAID (Rocket) (rev 03) Subsystem: Adaptec ...
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How can I get the PCI port type?

Does anybody know how to get a PCI bus speed from the device manager. I have a hardware device, a frame grabber, that must be plugged into the right slots for maximal performance. I am trying to ...
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Is PCI x16 and PCI Express 2.1 same?

My Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-MA74GMT-S2. It is written that PCI slots are 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 1 x PCI Express x1 slot 2 x PCI slots And I see one Graphic Card which is of ...
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Should I insert my video card at PCIEX4 or PCIEX16?

I have motherboard GIGABYTE GA-H77-DS3H and video card GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660Ti. When I place it in PCIEX16 I have no video signal and motherboard makes 1 long and 2 fast beeps (which means video ...
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Laptop with two variants, identical motherboards: Graphics card addition possible?

Ok, I know a gazillion people have asked countless times about the possibility of adding a graphics card to a laptop, but this one has a twist: I got a Samsung NP300E5Z laptop recently, and the ...
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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 ...