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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Installing usb3 card on asus m2v motherboard

I have an ASUS M2V motherboard. I purchased a Transcend PCI Express card and plugged it into the PCIe x1 port that was available. After doing so, Windows XP doesn't pick it up at all. When started ...
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PCIE 6/8pin clarification

I was getting a new GPU. The GPU requires 2 6pin PCIE connectors. However my PSU manuel (Seasonic S12II 620) says that the PSU has one 6pin and one 6/8pin. Could I have some clarification on what ...
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FPGA Gigabit Ethernet Camera processing is hurting my head

So, I'm planning to build a Camera system based off a camera like this: http://www.alliedvisiontec.com/apac/products/cameras/gigabit-ethernet/prosilica-gx/gx2750.html (outputs footage via Gigabit ...
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Researching Soundcard with RCA Output

I'm trying to find a sound card for a client who wants one with RCA audio outputs. Now, while I enjoy good sound, I'm hardly an audiophile, so if anybody has some suggestions for a good ...
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10 Gbps Network Card on PCIe 2.0 X8. Enough PCIe bandwidth?

Would a PCIe 2.0 X8 slot have enough bandwidth for a NIC with two 10 Gbps connections? From what I understand, each lane on a PCIe 2.0 card is good for 4 Gbps, so 8 lanes = 32 Gbps, right? Is my ...
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CrossfireX 6970 2GB Running at only PCIE2.0 8x on PCIE3.0 Motherboard

I know that this question may seem strange, but it's hard to find a clear answer anywhere. I currently have the following configuration Core i5 2500k (Sandy Bridge) 16GB DDR3 RAM 2 x Radeon HD 6970 ...
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The speed difference between two USB 3.0 Solutions

Currently I have a laptop that has Express Card slot but no USB 3.0 slot and I notice that there are a lot of Express Card to USB3.0 converter for sell. My question is about the speed. Can the speed ...
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feasibility of PCIe16 and PCI digital display cards together?

I want to run two digital display cards. I have an Radeon 5450 which I believe is PCIe16. I have only one PCIe16 slot. If I buy a second digital display card, it would have to go into a PCI slot, of ...
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Do Video Cards that are two slots wide need to have two slots?

My MoBo is a: Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H as you can tell from this picture: the two PCI-e x16 slots are not next to each other, but every decent graphics card nowadays is two slots wide. So if I ...
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How to Reset a mini-PCIe Card without Rebooting (Linux)

First, some context. Fed up with my old netbook stuttering with 720p videos and flash content all the time, I decided to look around for a solution. Finally I decided on CrystalHD, a video decoder ...
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Can I expand my storage options with a PCI-E card in a PCI slot?

I have an Intel D945GCLF2 running headless Ubuntu which I use as a fileserver. I currently have a 4 port PCI SATA card plugged into it which has 4 disks attached. They're running software RAID 5 which ...
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If I have 2 Video cards in the same computer without SLI or Crossfire will it boost performance at all?

I have this motherboard with 2 PCI-E Graphics cards, apparently only one of them is actually x16 what ever that means. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2625#ov If I put the ...
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How do I have 4GB of video memory with a 1GB video card?

I ran the direct X diagnostic tool to take a look at my graphics capabilities and it's telling me that the approximate video memory is clocked in at 4096MB. That doesn't make any sense, how is that ...
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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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Bad graphics card or new power supply needed?

I've just bought a Radeon HD6870 but when I install it my machine doesn't even POST. I had to get a PCI-E power connector adaptor (2xHDD sockets to PCI-E 6-pin plug) as my 500W power supply only had ...
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PCI-X card controlled by VM

I have a PCI-X card which I would like to assign to one of my VM guests. I am using Ubuntu 10.10, with libvirt and kvm. Is there any way, of completely bypassing the host system, and routing all ...
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Put Graphics card with PCI Express 2.0 into PCI Express x1 slot

I have old HP PC. Model: HP Compaq dc5700 Microtower http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/sm/WF06b/12132708-12132884-12132884-12132884-12736054-12736270-80746314.html?dnr=1 It has PCI Express x1 ...
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Is there such a thing as a PCI-e low profile gigabit NIC?

I can't seem to find one anywhere. 1. Is there a reason for this? I would think most modern computers are both getting smaller and getting more moved over to PCI-e so that seems odd. 2. Does anyone ...
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Can I use a pci-e x16 slot for multple cards?

I have a mini itx pc with only one pci-e x16 slot. There is another old style pci slot. I don't care that much about graphics bandwidth and I'd like to add USB 3.0 support. It's a waste to be using ...
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Allow Internet Sharing via PCIe Network Card While Computer Sleeps?

I've just built my own PC (after using Macs exclusively since the 90s). Since i don't have a wireless router, I chose to purchase a PCIe network card to share internet throughout my apartment. ...
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Should a 2.0 card work on 1.0 PCI Express slot?

I want to buy the ZOTAC ZT-50401-10L GeForce GTX 550. Which is PCI Express 2.0 x16. I am a bit concerned about this because the official tech support said: The Motherboard Asrock G41M-VS3 R2.0 ...
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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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Is a 6 pin PCI-X power connector safe to use on a card that only requires 5 pins?

I know that on a 6 pin PCI-X power connector the spec says pin 2 can be disconnected. It is another 12v pin like pins 1 & 3. If my graphics card only requires a 5 pin connector, is it still safe ...
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Is a PCIe 2.x compatible with Intel 915G chipset?

I am trying to update an old system. I am thinking of a newer video card, and most are PCIe 2.x. I know that they are backward-compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, but what about the chipset? I ...
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Could Thunderbolt be added to an Existing Motorboard using a new PCI-Express Card?

I have a fairly high spec workstation in house at the moment, and all this talk about ThunderBolt connections has made me wonder: could it be possible to add a Thunderbolt Port to an existing machine ...
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Suddenly my PC stops recognizing PCIe video card

My PC specs: Intel Core i5 2400 Intel DH61WW Motherboard 4 GB RAM 500 W Gigabyte PSU XFX GeForce GTS 250 Windows 7 Ultimate Custom make, bought on July 2011 except the graphics card, which I bought ...
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How can I enable my integrated graphics hardware?

I wish to use three monitors, but my PCIe graphics card only has two DVI outputs. My motherboard, an ECS A880GM-M6 Black Series, has onboard graphics, but it seems to be disabled when the PCIe card is ...
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2x PCI-e x1 or 2x PCI-e x16?

I am trying to build a work PC and would like lots of screen real estate via 4 monitors and have no plans to SLI them together. I have decided to get 2x GT 430 graphics cards which apparently need ...
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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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What would work faster: One PCI-E based super fast SSD 120GB or 4 SATA 2 SSD's 60GB inside some RAID?

I want to change my current RAID (HDD based 4 sata 2 120GB) on which my OS (Windows 7) is installed to some more fancy fast and modern SSD based. I have 2 options - 4 OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G or one 120 GB ...
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Can I add a Mini Pci-e Ssd in my laptop's slot (where Wifi is now)?

I have an HP-tx1000. It has 4 Gb ram now but its slow HDD doesn't let me do serious stuff. I wonder If I can put a mini pci-e ssd in place of the WLAN card. Will this work on Win7 x64?
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2 Graphic cards and 1 PCI SSD on PCI-E 2.0 x16

I wanna get 2 graphic cards (to support more than 4 monitors) and an Revo PCI SSD. Now, they all need PCI-E 2.0 x16. But all the mainboards I look at say this something like this: 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16 ...
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Can I be 100% certain that a PCIe x4 card will fit in a PCIe x16 slot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does a x4 PCIe mechanical work in a x16 slot in x4 mode? I know I can place a smaller card in a larger slot. But can I be 100% certain that it works? (if we ignore a ...
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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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PCIe 2.0 or PCIe 2.1?

I'm looking around for a Graphics card, and I found this one: ...
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How do home computer buses electrically put data on the wire?

In particular I'd like to know what schemes PCI Express, PCI and ISA use at the physical layer.
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Installed PCIe network card - computer won't boot

I have a new Dell Vostro 460, that has onboard video, and an Dell-added a PCIe video card. It has 1 16x PCIe slot and 4 1x PCIe slots. When I plug in a PCIe gigabit network card (link. lspci: ...
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Is a PCIE X1 card for USB 3.0 worth it?

I have a portable HDD on USB 3.0, and soon I'll have a 32gb flash drive on USB 3.0 as well. My motherboard is pretty old - and the next time I'll upgrade it is when I get a new CPU/mobo/ram. Slots ...
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Confused About What PCIe2 Slots Are Compatible

I'm in the progress of updating my Workstation to speed up development on our database. I like the look of this drive OCZ 120GB RevoDrive 3 PCI-E SSD but am having trouble working out if is ...
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Will adding a PCI-E TV card turn off my HDMI port?

I have a Shuttle SG45H7 which I use as my home theatre PC. Currently I have a DVB-T card in the PCI slot and I connect to my TV by HDMI. This PC has an Intel G45 + ICH10 chipset. I would like to add ...
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Using 4 monitors with 2 generic video cards… possible?

I'm thinking of setting up 4 monitors in a grid, using two video cards, one card to feed each pair of monitors through the card's two DVI ports. The most important requirement for me is to have the ...
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Can a PCI-X card be used in a PCI-E slot?

Does anyone know if a PCI-X card can be used in a PCI-E slot?
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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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Is there a 4 port graphics card with active cooling? [closed]

As I wrote in the question, does anybody know a PCI/PCI express graphics card for PC that has 4 ports and is actively cooled. If possible in half-height format (but that's not a must).
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Will USB Wireless Adaptor work better then PCI/PCIe adaptor?

Will a USB Wireless Adaptor work better then PCI/PCIe adapter? I'm going to buy a Wireless adapter for my desktop and I have Dlink wi-fi router already. In Market wireless adapters are in two form ...
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Will this PCI express card fit into any of these slots?

Will this PCI express card … … fit into any of these slots. My motherboard offers: One PCI Express* x16 bus add-in card connector Two PCI Conventional* bus connectors
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PCI-E x8 Raid Controller in a x4 Electrical/x16 mechanical slot

After exhaustively searching around on the internet and here at superuser I couldn't find a definitive answer to this. I've heard how with some devices they work with less pci-e bandwidth even if they ...
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PCIe slot speeds

I'm really rather confused by it all, so I've come up with a question or two: If I buy a motherboard with a PCIe x16 and PCIe x4 slot and put a graphics card in each, will they both run at x8 speeds ...
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How to force rescan of PCI bus (and reallocation of BARs) in Windows XP

I am developing hardware with a PCIe interface based on a FPGA. When I reprogram the FPGA, it looses its BAR settings (BAR0, BAR1, etc.). How can I force Windows to a) rescan the PCI (and therefore ...
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Sim card reader + Linux +MC8705

I am looking at using the PCI-E MC8705 from Sierra Wireless in FIT-PC2. The MC8705 does not have a sim card slot, but rather expects there to be a USIM card interface. Are there linux drivers for ...