PCI-Express is a high-speed expansion bus which is developed to replace older buses such as PCI and AGP. The most common use of PIC-Express is the GPU installation on motherboards.

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Speeding up USB 3.0 on my machine, Vantec USB3.1 to PCI card is slower than MOBO ports?

So I read an article on Tom's Hardware after I was tired of waiting for some backups to complete faster. Admittedly I did not understand parts of the article but what I took away from it is that I ...
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Second WLAN card not available in Kali 2.0 [duplicate]

I recently installed two of the same pcie wireless LAN cards into my HP 2710p computer with Kali Linux 2 installed. I can use one of the cards, but the second card is not available. I cannot find a ...
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Does a PCIe 8pin power cable use just one 12V rail.

Looking at a diagram below of a PCIe power supply connector it shows it has 3 12V pins. When it's plugged into the PSU how many 12V rails does it use? I assume it is just one, but how does that work? ...
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NIC Died, Got RMA and Died Again, How to Find the Cause?

As the title says, I had an Asus PCE-N15 NIC working smoothly for about a year and a half and then it started acting wonky. What would happen is that I could connect to the network, but the NIC would ...
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NIC on PCI bus only works when attached to POE supplying network

This is a strange one.... I have a PC with both an on-board NIC and an additional NIC in a PCI slot. The NIC in the PCI slot will only create a link when attached to a network which supplies POE. ...
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Are PCI-E based SSDs recognized by Windows install?

I am interested in recommending these for my customers. I am an experienced computer janitor in a shop in SF. I have always recommended Sandisk/Mushkin/Samsung 3.5" SSDs for people who wish to add ...
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Are there consumer-oriented Intel motherboards supporting full 16x PCIe 3.0?

I know that many Xeon boards have supported PCIe 3.0 for 16x lane devices for several years now already. However, when I look at this list of Intel motherboard chipsets, I only see 16x PCIe 3.0 ...
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Serial communication vs Parallel Communication

While reading about PCIe and PCI I came across webpages detailing about the difference between Serial and Parallel communication. What I found out was one particular statement i.e. Some things ...
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USB 3.0 PCIe 2.0 card in PCIe 1.0 slot, can I make it work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I bought a PCIe 1x USB 3.0 card by Renesas, model µPD720201 to slide into my Dell Optiplex 990 motherboard's PCIe 1x slot. Card: ...
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asrock AM1H-ITX mini-pcie slot support mSata or M.2 SSDs?

related: Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot? Does this asrock AM1H-ITX motherboard support mSata or m.2 SSD drives on the miniPCIe slot? I've already looked on the manual, and they ...
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Windows 10 freezes on accessing WLAN functions

I can't use my wlan adapter. Whenever I access any functions of wlan the computer freezes/hangs/crashes. Nothing happens then. The only thing I can do, is a hard-reboot (reset-button). Those ...
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What keeps my USB connected, powered PCIe Extender losing signal?

I have a Single R9 Fury X graphics card connected to a PCI Express x1-x16 USB 3.0 Extender on a Crosshair V Formula-Z MB and it keeps losing signal after about 5-10 minutes. My pc is running fine ...
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Mini PCIe WiFi/Bluetooth adapter for Windows 10 [closed]

I'm having difficulty getting an ASUS Mini PCIe WiFi/Bluetooth adapter working in Windows 10 (x64), not sure what the model of the card is but it is using a Broadcom bcm4352 chipset. I can't find a ...
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No network connection Windows 10

I recently updated my PC to Windows 10 from Windows 8. My computer is not finding my ethernet network adapter anymore and I therefore lost internet connection. My motherboard is the MSI B85-G43 and ...
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Are there SSDs compatible with PCIe x1?

My internal hard drive is ticking. It's gonna be dead soon. I've backed up all my data, thanks for your concern. What I'm doubting is, I have an old computer, that I plan on replacing in a year or ...
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Upgrading from a 28 lane CPU to a 40 lane CPU

I'm looking to do a 2011-3 build on a budget. For the time being I'd like to put in a cheap CPU with 28 pci-e lanes and I would like to do an upgrade to a 40 lane CPU later on. This would allow me to ...
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Can a simple adapter connect a SATA device directly to the PCIe bus?

While looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add one more SATA connector in my computer I came across this PCI Express to SATA Adapter: It has no electronics on it, just PCB traces that ...
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Will Mini PCI-E type WLAN card through Mini PCI-E to USB adapter not work?

This question starts from my previous question about MIMO In comment, it has been said that a WWAN card will work with the adapter, but a WLAN card will not. I am curious that it is true to every ...
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Can't write to an Intel 750 series PCIe SDD in CentOS 7

I am attempting to install an Intel 750 series 400 GB PCIe SSD card into a CentOS 7 system. The SSD shows up as /dev/nvme0 and /dev/nvme0n1 Attempting to format it with fdisk /dev/nvme0n1 results ...
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What kind of M.2 logical interface does Plextor M6e SSD apply?

I'm buying a Plextor PX-AG128M6e SSD in hope that it can be used as VMware ESXi 6.0 datastore. And I have checked the Wikipedia M.2 page, who says there are three options available for the logical ...
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Connect PCIe devices to Macbook pro

I have a Macbook Pro retina and I want to connect a PCIe based wireless card to it . Actually I want use a wireless card supports the ath9k open source driver. There are multiple devices but most of ...
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NVIDIA GeForce 200 PCIe not detected in Dell Optiplex 7020

I recently bought a Dell Optiplex 7020 mini tower along with an NVIDIA GeForce 200 (HDMI) PCIe card. The BIOS displays SLOT-1 empty. In other words, the motherboard is not detecting the graphics card. ...
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Can a PCI-E 6 pin cable be used in-place of an 8 pin cable?

I yesterday returned my GTX 960 as it was faulty, and have bought an R9 290, which requires two 8 pin PCI-E cables. I have two 6 pin PCI-E cables, which supplied power the 960. The only difference ...
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Is there a PCIE to USB 3.0 converter?

I have an old desktop, which contains an old Nvidia GPU that I would like to use with my new laptop. I have 1 USB 3.0 slot on my laptop, and the GPU requires a PCIE slot. So my question is: Is there ...
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Can I mechanically modify PCIe connectors to accept wider cards?

From the Wikipedia page on PCI-e: Some slots use open-ended sockets to permit physically longer cards and negotiate the best available electrical connection. The number of lanes actually ...
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Multiple PCIe Controllers

I am trying to exceed the 6Gb/s barrier of SATA3 I want to use RAID 0 on multiple SSD's and I am trying to come up with a (relatively inexpensive solution) I have 40 available PCIe lanes /16 are being ...
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How to disable a plugged-in PCI-e graphic card on OS level? [duplicate]

I have a server running for which I want to have a possility to access it with a screen connected to VGA (very rarely, most of the time it's accessed via SSH). Therefore I have a PCI-e graphic cards ...
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Building a new PC - PCI-E lanes and how do they work

I'm looking to build a new gaming PC that will last a while. I want to use a PCI-E x8 SSD + GTX 780 SLI in this build. Now i'm looking around on the web to see what i need to support this in terms of ...
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Is the South Bridge on today's motherboard capable of supporting PCIe?

I am reading a book that is describing the roles of the NB and SB (North Bridge and South Bridge) and the book explains the roles of each one. However, I'm wondering, is the SB capable of supporting ...
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Will a Half Mini PCIe card work in a desktop PCI Express 2.0 slot?

I have an Intel DH67BL motherboard. Will a Half Mini PCIe card work in one of the PCI Express 2.0 slots? For example, the following product which is a PCIe Half Mini Card: ...
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Graphic card connected but bios shows as empty slot

I build computer and i plugged graphic card (MSI Radeon R9 270X) to motherboard (MSI H81M-P33) and connect this to power supply (Corsair VS450) 2x6 pins but BIOS does not detect graphic card in PCI-E ...
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Will A PCIe Sata Controller help me circumvent AHCI woes?

I have re-purposed an old machine to be a home server. The first thing I did was install Windows 7 to a spare C300 64gb Sata 3 SSD that I had. I realised after setting up, and updating windows, that ...
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Will a PCIe generation 2 card work in a PCIe generation 3 slot? [duplicate]

I have a PC with a PCIe generation 3 slot. The card I am looking at is PCIe generation 2. If I buy the older card will it work in the newer slot?
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asus p8z77-v lx and gtx 970 not working in pci-e 16x

Today I got this motherboard cause my old p67 motherboard wouldn't work with msi gaming gtx 970. It showed a black screen and refused to post, like it wasn't even connected with the monitor. This same ...
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lenovo e50 and external graphics card

I have a very cheap desktop PC that a friend of mine bought. Its a Lenovo e50. However we need dual outputs so I was gonna install a PCI graphics card. So I've bought a Sparkle Geforce 210. ...
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New pci-e video card makes computer not boot

I'm trying to upgrade the video card on my Dell Vostro 460 mini tower (from 2011, i5 3.something GHz, 4GB RAM). The card is a "Gigabyte Radeon R7 250X 1GB 1x HDMI, 1x DVI, 2x Display Port PCI-e". This ...
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How to check if an attached SSD device is SATA or PCIe on Linux?

I have a machine with both SATA and PCIe SSDs attached. Is there a set of Linux commands (on Ubuntu or CentOS) that I can use to check if a given SSD is SATA or PCIe?
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Do some recent Intel-chipset-based Motherboard support PCIe 3.0? Web is undecided

I'm thinking of getting a motherboard, which I need to (properly) support PCIe 3.0. Now, I've been looking at Intel's desktop chipset website, e.g. here, and that says their current performance ...
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two PCI-E graphic cards how to [closed]

read through a pci-e card doesn't work with the other two graphic cards but I think my problem is different. My need is to be able to run two OSes, each having using a different PCI-E graphics ...
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Is it possible to power a SATA drive from an 8-pin PCIe power connector?

I have a Dell Precision T3610 workstation that currently has two 3.5" SATA HDDs installed, and I'd like to add two more 2.5" disks in a hot-swap bay. I have two free SATA ports, but I'm struggling to ...
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Graphics Card Causing Splash Screen To Stay

I have a GTX 650 ti, and it recently had its drivers crash. After uninstalling and re-installing it with failure, it kept crashing. I formatted my drive using a spare Radeon 6770 I have. After ...
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Does a PCIe Multiplexer/Bandwidth splitter ASIC exist?

I may be using the wrong terminology, but I am looking for something that would let me multiplex multiple lower speed PCIe lanes onto a single higher speed one. For example, 3x PCIe 1.0 lanes onto 1x ...
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Will a single VGA in a PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) slot perform the same as in a PCIe 2.0 x16 one?

I have an ASUS P8P67-M REV 3.0 which has the following PCIe 2.0 slots: 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) I've just bought a new VGA (GTX 970), which is huge, and ...
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Can a PCI-E cable that splits into two…be used on different PCI-E devices?

The way my Seasonic X-1250 PCI-E cables are designed is... There's one end which is a single cable with a 12 hole connector...that goes into the PCI-E port on my power supply. But then the other end ...
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Special PCIe x8 in regular PCIe x16 slot?

Is it safe to plug it into a regular PCIe x16 slot on a desktop motherboard? The pic is HP NC375i NIC.
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Do the usb ports (type c) of the new macbook or chromebook have direct PCIe access? Or do we not know yet?

The usb type c standard supports PCIe signals as an alt-mode. Do we know if the type c ports on the latest macbook and chromebook have PCIe access. If they don't or we don't know yet, then what is ...
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Can I make a 4pin EPS12V to a 8pin PCI-E adapter

I need two 8 pin pci-e for a graphic card, however all I have left is two 4 pin molex and a 4pin EPS12V. I've got two dual molex to 8pin PCI-E adapter what If I cut one of them, cut the male EPS12V ...
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What is the maximum length of a PCI-Express Flexible Extension Cable?

What is the maximum length a PCI-Express bus can be extended with a PCI-Express Flexible Extension Cable like this (36 Pin):
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How to know if the motherboard support a graphics card

This is my mother board: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/ConRoe1333-D667%20R1.0/index.it.asp I can't find what pci-express verion it implements. I want to buy this graphics card with pci-express 2.1: ...
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New GTX 970 running on PCI-E 1.1 x16 instead of 2.0

I recently purchased a GTX 970 for my system and all seemed to be fine, drivers install perfectly, games run OK if not a little under what I would have expected (this is probably due to my CPU not ...