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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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 do 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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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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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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AVerMedia Broadcaster HD not working in Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a machine running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard equipped with an AVerMedia Broadcaster HD, when using the RECentral program it says the device is occupied and to close the conflicting ...
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Full-size card in slim case?

I have a Dell Optiplex 745 (the slim one) and was thinking of upgrading the video card. I was interested in something like the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but because I have a slim case, this may not be ...
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Does Disabling a PCI Device in Windows Device Manager Shut Off Power?

Hardware devices can be easily managed in Windows using the Device Manager. I am interested in completely powering off a PCI device (my graphics card, for instance). I am aware that, in Device ...
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Arranging PCI-e cards to maximize performance in machine

I just put a new machine together using an ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage 4 Extreme motherboard. The machine has 2 nVidia GTX 660s, an Adaptec SAS/SATA 6G controller and a Creative Sound Blaster Z ...
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PCIe Video Card has a connector on top

I have an 8500GT XFX 512MB Video card(like the picture) and I noticed that it had an interesting looking connector at the top of it. At first I didn't really take it into much though, until the other ...
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PCIe 16x into a 1x slot

This is a very simple questions because i saw a video where some guy uses this PE4L V2.1 adapter to connect his 16x PCIe GPU to a mPCIe slot, but the adapter only uses a 1x PCIe slot. i have a 16x ...
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Serial PCIE not detected?

I have a "Moschip PCIe 9922 Multi-I/O Controller" 2x serial PCI-E card that I'm trying to get working on Ubuntu 13.04. lspci shows the controllers fine, but "dmesg | grep tty" isn't showing them. $ ...
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Determine PCIe device NUMA node

Assuming fairly recent Linux OS, is there an easy way to determine to which NUMA node the PCIe slot, where a device is plugged in, belongs?
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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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Powering 7970 HD cards. Separated cables or single cables?

I just received my new computer. It has multiple GPUs (XFX 7970 HD). They have two power sockets: a 8 pin socket and a 6 pin socket. Can I power each card with a single power line? My PSU ...
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HP 110-023wp desktop computer

The specification states that it has 1 PCIe half-length slot that can be used on this computer. I am wanting to put a graphics card in the case, as I don't like the Intel onboard HD2500 graphics ...
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Will Graphic Card with PCIe 2.0 version using on PCIe x16 1.1 affect graphic cards performance?

These are my motherboard specs. Slots 1 PCI Express x16 slot (PCI Express Bus SPEC V1.1a compliant) 2 PCI Express x1 slots 1 PCI slot, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface. See the ...
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I'm trying to upgrade to a new GPU, need some help identifying whats in my PCIe x 4 slot

I'm trying to upgrade to a GTX 770 from a single slot GPU, however, it requires two PCI slots, and all mine are occupied. I know whats in one of the slots (not including GPU), but I need help ...
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New PSU won't power on with GTX780, works fine with 9600GT

A friend of mine had a PSU blow in the middle of other rotten luck, so I have him my PCP&C Silencer 910w and bought a SeaSonic SS-660XP2 (660W 80+ Platinum) as the replacement. It's a much ...
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Can you use a PCIe 16x card in a PCIe 1x slot?

Can this be done at all? Can this be done with a riser? I want to use two PCIe 16x cards in the two other slots i have on my motherboard that are PCIe 1x. Can it be done? Thanks,
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PCI express 2.0 vs 3.0

If I were to used a video card that is PCIE 3.0 on my motherboard which has PCIE 2.0 (its backwards compatible) will there Be any noticeable difference? Would buying a decent video card mean't for ...
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How to control PCIe power?

Is there any consumer-grade motherboard (for Intel i3/i5/i7 CPUs) that lets me physically power on/off PCIe slots? PCIe slots are on motherboards, so I guess a motherboard can easily power up/down ...
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i7 2600 compatibility with PCIe 3?

My motherboard and graphics card died recently and I was thinking of buying the ASRock Z75 Pro3 and R9 280X. I think that my i7-2600 (because it is Sandy Bridge)is not compatible with PCIe-3 which the ...
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What are these “notches” on the side of the PCI Express connector?

I was tinkering with my PC yesterday and now I'm wondering about these things. Not that it really matters to me, I'm just curious. Example below:
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Will This Mini PCI-E Half Length Card Fit Into Any of These Slots?

Will this 802.11 Wireless b/g/n PCI-E Mini card (Interface type: PCI-e half-length mini card) fit any of the slots on this motherboard? Newegg - GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3
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High end graphics card - motherboard can't handle it?

Considering my budget and since it feels it might be better to wait with newer motherboards until PCI 3.0 slots become common practice, I can't get myself to buy a motherboard for 150+ Euros, just for ...
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Will this graphics card fit my motherboard?

P31-ES3G motherboard: Which has expansion slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot 3 x PCI Express x1 slots 3 x PCI slots Was thinking of upgrading my graphics card to a: XFX R7850 CORE EDITION PCI ...
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How much Bandwidth does an Express Card slot on a Laptop put out?

I want to buy a Dell M6800 Laptop workstation. Can someone tell me how much bandwidth does 54 mm Express Card slot put out ? Also how many lanes of PCIe that slot has ? ( x1, x4, x8, x16 ) How do I ...
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Is ATI Radeon HD 7870 compatible with GA-G41M-Combo motherboard?

My computer specifications are as follows: Intel Core 2 Duo E5300 2.6 GHz 8 GB DDR3 RAM Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo v1.3 ATI Radeon HD 4300 Windows 8.1 (for now... maybe I will go back to Windows 7) I ...
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Asus PCE-N53 11n N600 PCI-E Adapter on 3.x kernel

Problem ASUS PCE-N53 wireless NIC doesn't work for latest versions of the linux kernel. How do I get it working on my system?
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Does a PCIe to dual mini-PCIe adapter exist? [closed]

I'm planning to make a home server that would serve as NAS, router and Wi-Fi access point. It should be small, so I choose mini-ITX form-factor which often has only one PCIe slot. I want a powerfull ...
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Auto vs Onboard/Card Dell Desktop

What is the difference between auto and onboard/card on the dell optiplex 960? The description is very lacking. As the name suggests for auto, if I do not have a video card inside, it will still use ...
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What is the name of the WiFi card size in the UX31E?

I am planning to upgrade the WiFi card in my 1st gen Zenbook UX31E from N to AC. What is the name of the size of my Mini PCI-Express card?
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Adding eSATA PCI Express card

I've tried to add a PCI Express card to be able to plug eSATA hard drives to my home server (running Proxmox). Everything is plugged but I'm stuck. Is there any thing to do to setup the PCI card ? ...
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does this wifi card fit any of these pci slots?

Here's an image of my motherboard (from a dell optiplex 740): Will any of these two intel centrino cards fit in here? INTEL CENTRINO ADVANCED-N 6235 (=Mini PCIexpress) Intel Centrino ...
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How performance critical is having 16 lanes avaiable for a discrete GPU with PCI express 3.0, versus 8 lanes?

I'm looking at using a Nofan CR-95C processor heatsink with a Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H (e.g. from QuietPC who build systems this way, see http://www.quietpc.com/sys-a460). However, I occasionally want to ...
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What kind of hardware do I need to have 4-5 CUDA graphic cards on Windows?

I need to run some heavy CUDA tests and I can buy something like 4-5 quadro or tesla graphic cards. My question is: what kind of hardware should I buy to use them in a Windows environment with Nsight? ...
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How to stabilize PCIe sound card in its card slot?

I have a Soundblaster Recon 3d Fatal1ty sound card and randomly every once in a while my computer won't recognize it. I am almost 100% sure it is something to do with its PCIe slot. After I turn off ...
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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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PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4

Recently, I assembled a new computer for personal use. With a top-notch CPU and video card installed, and reasonably fast RAM, the hard disk is now the main bottleneck in the system. The 3TB seagate ...