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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What difference does sharing secondary PCIe x16 with other PCIe lanes (x16 and x1s) make?

I'm about to buy a motherboard and I have a difficulty understanding how sharing PCIe lanes works. I have two motherboard options: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI. Lets call them ...
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Mac Air SSD in new Mac Mini?

So I bought a new Mac Air in early 2014 that I promptly rested on the boot of my car before leaving work. Cut a long story short it falls off on the motorway and gets run over. Despite a smashed ...
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PSU has 2 PCI-e cables, and I don't know how to use their endings or if I need to use ONLY one cable

I've started to assemble my new PC and when I've finally attached my Gygabyte NVIDIA GPU (GTX 760), it needs some kind of PSU power, in the form of 6 + 8 holed socket. So far so good. My PSU (Cooler ...
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What is the “known hardware incompatibility” that disables PCIe Active State Power Management? How do I fix it?

I'm on Windows 7. I just ran a Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report through powercfg -energy and I got this error: Platform Power Management Capabilities:PCI Express Active-State Power Management ...
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Can a smaller Firewire800 PCIE card replace another larger Firewire 800 Card?

Unfortunately I found the headers on my computer's belkin 3-port Firewire 800 all tilted back somehow, and they snapped off when I tilted them forward to where they should be. As a quick fix, I have ...
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Can a PCI-E 6+2 pin power cable from an ATX power supply power an 8 Pin CPU 12 volt motherboard?

This may be a dumb question, but I have a server motherboard, with dual xeon chips. The ATX power supply I have only has one 8 pin CPU power though. Can the PCI-E power cables be used interchangably? ...
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PCI Express x1 in a PCI Slot

Will this work? I found a cheap serial port card I need for a POS receipt printer but I'm not sure if the computer has a PCI Express x1 slot. For sure it has a PCI slot though so I'm wondering if I ...
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Why is my PCI-Express 3.0 graphics card running as PCI-Express x16 v2.0?

My new computer is a top value machine: Motherboard ASUS CrossHair V Formula Z CPU FX-9370 DRAM 2.133MHz GPU Radeon R9 280X PSU Corsair AX1200i All drivers are up to date (as for today: September ...
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error code 62 when installing a graphics card

Ok first let me say that when i first built my system everything works perfectly i had 2 msi lighting r9 290x's running in crossfire. The computer booted up with both graphic cards just fine, ...
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Intel 10Gbps card bandwidth

I have an Intel 10Gbps card that has the 82599 10GbE Controller. The card has two ports in it. The datasheet of the controller says it supports PCIe 2.0 (2.5 GT/s or 5.0 GT/s) Now, according to PCIe ...
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HP Pavilion p6000 - Support Nvidia CUDA cards?

HP Pavilion p6000 AMD II Seems to have a large PCI-E and 3 small PCI-E slots. I think it is a PCI-E 2 but I can't confirm. I was hoping to put one of these in it: ...
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Does PCIe x1 mean a standard height and full length?

I need a new computer that have a PCIe x1 slot that takes an standard height, full length PCIe card. In this specification (taken from HP Z230 Tower Workstation, ...
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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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USB 3.0 hard drive in usb 3 port only recognized as usb 2

Today, I bought a Sabrent CP-4PTU USB 3.0 PCI Express Controller. I installed the latest software from the website, and after a reboot, I plugged in a USB 3.0 hard drive into the controller, and the ...
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4-Port Ethernet to PCIe Options

We are developing a distributed multi-channel data acquisition system. We are using 100BASE-TX for data transmission. However the data throughput requires a minimum of 4 Ethernet cables to the PC, ...
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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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SBC that interfaces with firewire and ethernet

I have been looking around for a single board computer that can pull in information from a 6-pin firewire device, use Linux to do some computation on that incoming data, and then send information out ...
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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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Virtualbox, Windows 7, how do I remove “ATA Device” from msinfo32 and Device Manager?

In Virtualbox, you can change the hard drive or DVD name, manufacturer, serial, etc. (Virtualbox manual, 9.9.2.). However, the friendly name always ends with "ATA Device", after the normal formula of ...
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Searching for PCI-Express 2.0 compatible AMD graphics cards (with CrossFireX)

I still have an Asus AMD motherboard (Socket AM3+) that has PCI-Express 2.0/2.0x16 slots. It appears that all the HD Radeon series 6000-7000 cards are PCI 3.0. Are there any HD Radeon cards ...
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Desktop graphics card on laptop [closed]

Does anyone know of a external adaptor or enclosure, that would allow a nvidia graphics card (PCI E) to connect to a Mac mini, over USB3 or better yet thundbolt port as it suposedly has more ...
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Graphics card pci-e slots for R9-280X

When removing my graphics card I accidentally snapped the clip off the pci-e slot. I've got an R9-280X graphics card on an ASUS® Z87M-PLUS: m-ATX motherboard. I've put the graphics card back in and ...
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AzureWave AR5B93 in Debian

I installed debian on my laptop few months ago. Everything was great and there were no (well, only a few) problems. I removed the wireless card (An AzureWave AR5B93), and today when I tried to put it ...
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What version expresscard slot do I have?

My laptop Elitebook 8640p has a Express card slot. But i dont know version of this Pci-e slot. Please help me detect version of this PIC-e slot (ver 1.0 or ver 2.0). This is result of PC-wizard ...
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Unbind a driver from PCIe device on windows

To unbind a driver from the device on Linux, we can use echo 0000:00:dev > /sys/bus.../unbind. This just unbinds the driver from device and we don't need to uninstall the entire driver. I want to ...
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Dell Vostro 3550 have a PCIE or MPCIE or MXM slot?

So I was wondering if the Dell Vostro 3550 has a PCIE or MPCIE or MXM slot that I could swap out the current component using it and replace it with a gpu? I've tried looking at service manual's and ...
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Does the Inspiron 15 3537 have a PCIE or MXM slot?

So I was wondering if the Dell Inspiron 15 3537 has either a PCIE or M PCIE or MXM slot on it? I currently own one but can't get the keyboard off to open it up and have a look. It does have a ...
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On PCIe 1.0, does a 64 bits graphic card could be compatible with 32 bits OS (Windows 7 32bits)

On PCIe 1.0, does 64 bits graphic card could be compatible with 32 bits OS (Windows 7 32 bits) ? Is there any restriction? Edit: Few peoples told in comments that bitness should not be an issue. ...
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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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SMBus/I2C on a PCIe Bus

Disclaimer, I am far, very far, from a CentOS/Linux expert and I have been having a difficult time finding any of this out on my own, using Google fu. I am working on a product that goes into a PCIe ...
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Can the linux kernel enumerate pcie devices beyond what the bios can?

I am trying to build a large system using multiple pcie backplanes. The system bios has a limit on how many devices can be enumerated. Is it possible to force the linux kernel to manage the pcie ...
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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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Can I use any fibre channel card with IBM server or there is a special type?

I have this server and a disk array with fibre hard drives. I want to know whether I can use any fibre card with IBM server or there is a special card which I can use Currently I have this card. The ...
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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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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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how does mxm graphics card compatibility work

I have this aio PC that's like a gimpy laptop. It's only GPU expandability is an mxm slot but I've never used them. Do I treat them like pcie without a VGA port in regards to its version standards and ...
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PCI-Express Processor/Co-processor cards

I am hoping someone might be able to help: In the days when I started with computing (C64 and later Amigas) expansion slot cards with co-processing ability were relatively common. I am looking for ...
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Can i7 4770 take 2 GPUs?

I want to use 2 AMD Radeon HD5450 GPUs and a Intel i7 4770 for a multi-seat gaming setup. I have found a motherboard that has 2 PCIe x16 ports ports but I am wondering if the CPU will support it ...
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GPU plugged into a x16 PCIe with 4 available lanes, will it work?

I'm considering a configuration with a µATX motherboard (Fujitsu, with Intel Q87 chipset) that has two PCI express x16 slots, one would be occupied by a card that needs the 16 lanes, and the second ...
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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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Install PCI-E SATA driver on unbootable Windows XP

My SATA controller on motherboard died. I've pluged a SATA controller on PCI-E. BIOS recognizes it just fine, boots from it, but Windows XP, I assume, lacks drivers for such a controller and reboots. ...
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Broadcom BCM970015 Datasheet

I'm having trouble finding the datasheet for the BCM970015::image PCI Express Mini card. Can anyone help locate it? I'm interested in the physical dimensions, specifically the profile (height), ...
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Unable to find PCIe wifi card using PCIie - usb - cPCI adapter

I have a PCIe wifi card connected via a PCIe-cPCI adapter. Reading lspci output, it seems that the card is not connected at all, and I really cannot figure out where the problem is. Plus, I do not ...
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Mini PCI Express <-> ExpressCard compatibility

Is it possible to plug a mini pci-e card such as the BCM970015 into an ExpressCard connector? Basically I am asking if I could put a mini pci-e card inside am empty ExpressCard card without any ...
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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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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 ...