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 PCI-Express is the GPU installation on motherboards.

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PCIE Motherboard Side Riser Card

I am looking for a PCI-E riser card that is flat on a board (like a mini motherboard) in which the cable faces TOWARDS the motherboard. My current Asus motherboard cant comfortably fit my 980ti's and ...
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connect PCIe 3.0 ssd to another computer

I have a Samsung SSD SM951 drive in a dead laptop. I'd like to connect the drive to another computer. It's PCIe 3.0 Is there a cable or something I can buy to help connect it to another computer? ...
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USB3.0 PCIe Card not being recognized

I bought this card Orico PCIe Card that has many USB3 ports. You can find it in Amazon.ca (5 external + 1 20-pin) (I can't post the url here because I don't have enough reputation) My mobo is a ...
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Upgrading a DELL Precision T3400 graphics card

I'm looking to upgrade my older T3400's graphics card (Quadro FX 570). I've been looking at a GeForce GTX 960 card, but I don't know if it would even be compatible. It says it requires a Pci-e 3.0 ...
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Does a PCIe RGB LED card exist? [closed]

I have an RGB LED strip for the custom PC I just built. I would like to buy a PCIe or legacy PCI card that the LEDs can be connected to so I could change the color of the strip using software. Any ...
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Can I boot Debian live USB from PCI Express controller?

Since my motherboard(Gigabyte EP43-DS3L) doesn't have USB 3.0 ports, I decided to buy a USB 3.0 controller connected via PCI-E(i-tec PCI Express card 4×USB 3.0). I installed it along with drivers ...
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CPU or Graphics card defect?

From time to time my computer dies while in usage. The screen either turns completly white, black or shows thin vertical stripes in two colors. I then have to kill it with the power button. When I ...
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Graphics card or mainboard defect?

My PC has the following specs: eVGA Z68 FTW Mainboard AMD Radeon HD 7970 Graphics Card I am having the following problem: My PC had a White Screen yesterday (the whole Screen turned White while ...
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How to tell if a laptop has free PCI-E slots without opening it to check?

Is there a way to tell if a laptop has free PCI-E slots without opening it to check? As this has to do with a laptop that is not mine and I currently do not have it in my hands. Is there a way for the ...
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Connect M.2 SSD (Samsung SM951) with Mainboard (MSI Z170A PC MATE)

If I connect a Samsung SM951 SSD with a MSI Z170A PC MATE Mainboard via the PCIe 3.0 x4 slot, together with a graphics card on the PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, I am using up all 20 PCIe lanes the mainboard ...
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Does M.2 SSD Card mess with PCI express?

My graphic card is MSI gtx970, which uses PCIe 3.0x16. My M.2 SSD card is Samsung 950 pro, which uses PCIe 3.0x4. My motherboard is MSI z-170 pro I am not very familiar with the difference between ...
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Is Samsung 950 PRO M2 compatible with ASUS P9X79 DELUXE mobo?

I am impressed by the read/write times of the Samsung 950 PRO M2. I have a slightly out of date mobo: the ASUS P9X79 DELUXE. I do not see an M2 port listed in the mobo specs; however, it does have ...
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NVIDIA driver won't recongize Asus Gefore GTX520 video card?

I want to replace my working video card that is in my system, which is Nvidia Gefore 9800, with Asus Geforce GTX520 video card on my Windows 7 64 bit. For some odd reason, no matter what I do the ...
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I plugged an 8-pin EPS (CPU) cable into the GPU's PCI-E port. Is it damaged?

The r9 290x I wanted to use needs 16 pins, my PSU which I thought had 1 PCI-E 6 + 2, 1 PCI-E 6 and 1 PCI-E 8-pin setups, actually had a second 8-pin EPS cable. I don't currently have something to ...
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eGPU Connected Through Wifi Card Mini PCIe?

So I'm trying to upgrade my whole computer setup, and would love to throw an external display into the mix for some gaming, 3D CAD design, and better overall experience. Now my laptop is pretty bad ...
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Can I mix PCIe cards version 2.0 and version 3.0 in motherboard adjacent slots?

Motherboard specification for expansion slot is : Slot5 : PCI-E GEN3 x8 Slot(EE : x8/x4 with Slot6) Slot6 : PCI-E GEN3 x8 Slot(EE : x0/x4 with Slot5) CPU is E5-1620v2, PCIe lanes are coming ...
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Samsung 950 Pro on PCIe or SATA waiting for better motherboard

Recently Samsung has released the 950 Pro series SSDs. If I understand well they are only available with M.2/PCIe connectors which are supported only by new motherboards. Is it possible to use the ...
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What is the relevance of the PCI-E data of a chipset when using a dedicated GPU

I'm trying to match a suitable CPU, GPU and motherboard, but I'm getting thrown a bit by what would seem conflicting PCI-E data. A GPU such as the GV-N970TTOC-4GD requires PCI-E 3.0 x16 (I'm assuming ...
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How to determine whether a mini PCI-Express supports the USB Interface?

I'm eyeing the amazing Option GTM671W, which is a half-height mPCIe card that supports both WLAN and 3G. However, it was designed for the mPCIe v 1.2 specification. According to this discussion, its ...
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M.2 SSD Raid with PCI-E or SATA

I have recently bought Intel i7 6700k, Asus Maximus VIII Hero and Samsung EVO 850 M.2 SSD. I want to use SSD as a cache drive. So, I enabled RAID mode from AHCI. In BIOS there's this option: M.2 ...
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What state is support for PCI-Express hotplug in?

When I first started reading about PCI-Express a decade ago I was excited about the possibility of hotplug support, but when I got my first motherboards with PCI-Express and tried it out, the system ...
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USB 3.0 very slow on laptop P150HM (Clevo/sager)

I bought a used laptop from my friend recently, a Clevo/Sager P150HMx. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports and I was looking forward to using this over eSATAp II. However, when I plugged in my USB 3.0 controller ...
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Enable integrated video on Asus M5A78L-M LX3 motherboard without disabling PCI-E video

How I can do this? I tried to connect my integrated card with monitor via VGA and disconnect PCI-E, but there was no signal.
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Does 4k supported graphical cards works on pci express 2.0?

Is it possible for a motherboard supporting pci express 16x v2.0 max to display 4k resolution using a graphical card that works on v3.0 ? Thanks for your help.
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Cheating BIOS POST by faking a PCIe device

I want to let the Bios POST process believe a graphics card is installed. The need arises because somebody not so clever has decided that boards with no active video card are not supposed to boot. ...
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Will this PCI express 3.0 video card work with my current motherboard and power supply?

Before I purchase a new video card (current one died after a few years) I was trying to figure out if I could use a PCI express 3.0 with the motherboard and power supply (listed below) would work with ...
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PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD disk combatible on PCIe x8 old motherboard slot?

Can you tell me if I can use a PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD disk (Intel SSDPEDMW400G4R5) in a 8 years old motherboard with a PCIe x8 (Supermicro PDSMA+) slot? There will be any speed caps? Like a SATA III disk on ...
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lspci show non existing bus address for nic

I'm trying to determine which PCI express slot my nic is using (I need to check correct configuration). I'm using lspci and dmidecode for this but I can't find the bus address from lspci in dmidecode ...
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map pcie slot-number or bdf to device-number or viceversa

Is there any way to know the drive number from BDF or slot number of a pcie or vice versa? (Preferable through console) Suppose I have 4 pcie drives attached to my system. And I know their BDF's, I ...
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USB 3.0 Card on PCIE x1 slot capping at 100 MB/s?

My mainboard is a Gigabyte EP45-UD3R. It has 3 x PCIe x1 slots and 1 x PCIe x16 slot. It specifies that the x16 conforms to PCIe 2.0 standard but does not specify if the x1 slots are 1.0 or 2.0. This ...
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Do I have to match the manufacturer of the PCIe card with the manufacturer of motherboard?

Is it possible to purchase another brand of PCIe card and slot in the PCIe slot on the existed motherboard? Will it function properly? What is the downside? Isn't PCIe slot a standard protocol? ...
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What type of PCIe slot can the new PCIe SSD drives work with?

I was looking at getting a computer into which I will insert an Intel PCIe 400GB SSD drive (Intel 750 Series SSDPEDMW400G4R5). I noticed that the Lenovo P300 workstation comes with several slots: 1 ...
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What is the maximum read speed I can get on a MacBook Pro Mid-2015?

From what I have read and being told by Apple support, the MacBook Pro mid-2015 has a PCI v3 x4. Wikipedia says that each lane in PCI v3 brings 985 MB/s, so PCI v3 x4 should be 985 * 4 = 3940 MBps ...
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Which storage interface for a laptop solid state disk, and which model of SSD? [closed]

I want to replace my laptop hdd with an ssd. I was headed for the 1TB samsung 850 pro sata but it cost a lot of bucks. So if I have to spend so much money I want to buy a disk that i will reuse in ...
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How can I tell what PCIe USB 3.0 cards are compatible with NAS4Free / FreeBSD?

I have NAS4Free running on an HP ProLiant Microserver G7 N40L/N54L. The Microserver only has USB 2.0 ports, so I’m thinking of purchasing a PCIe card so I can use a USB 3.0 hard drive at full speed. ...
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VM Support for Custom PCIe Interface

We have a MS Windows application that talks to external equipment over a custom PCIe interface and a performance sensitive environment. We would like to enable the application to run on a VM. This ...
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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 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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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 ...