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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How are PCI/PCIe BARs configured to access memory on the device?

In my previous question, I established that the memory address used by PCI/PCIe devices does not have to mapped to system RAM, but could also refer to "on device" memory, e.g. RAM or registers. But ...
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PCI-e 3.0 Graphic Card on PCI-e 2.0 motherboard driving five 27" monitors at 1920 x 1080 using Eyefinity

I'm planning to upgrade my current pc of 4 years for gaming purpose. I've done quite a bit of research but couldn't find what i was looking for or maybe i'm just too newbie to put everything together ...
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Do PCI / PCIe buses and devices always enumerate in the same order?

I am looking into a situation where there are multiple, identical (National Instruments) PCIe DAQ modules in a PCI/PCIe chassis, connected via either a single or dual chassis controller. In the worst ...
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Z77 Motherboard with i7-2600K cpu, what will not work?

I'm building a new system. So far I think I narrowed it down to Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Z77 Ivy Bridge chipset) motherboard. I was planning to get i5-3570K(Ivy Bridge) cpu, but now I can get ...
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How do I get to know the PCIe version on my Motherboard?

The motherboard doesn't have anything written. Are there any alternative methods to find which version of PCI-Express my slot supports? I am looking for an upgrade and I want to add a PCIE gfx card
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Can I fully disable my PCIe Video/Graphics Card per BIOS/Software?

Because of a quite noisy fan of my HD6770 I was wondering, if I could fully disable my video card through BIOS or even some Software/Windows. Switching to Intel I7 2600 internal video helped already ...
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PCI e 3.0 Graphics cards and PCI e 2.0 Motherboards [closed]

Can a PCI-e 3.0 card (mid-budget) exceed the bandwidth of a PCI-e 2.0 of a motherboard? Thanks.
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Just installed new gfx card and no picture - but no BIOS beeps either

I have a Gigabyte M61P-S3 Motherboard and my gfx card died. I kept using the machine for about 2 weeks - because I could axs videos and such from my PS3. So that's what I did. But my monitor never ...
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How can I properly install 4 GPU's onto a motherboard? [closed]

I'm looking at this Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and it has 4 PCIe express slots. However, the GPU's that I want are dual slot (Sapphire ...
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PCIe Generation 3.0 graphic board running on old mainboard Generation 2.0 or earlier?

my problem comes out of the following: I'm owning a 'MSI P45 Neo 3' Mainboard. The 100% type I haven't checked yet, I'm about to do it as soon as possible. For sure is that it's already about four ...
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MSI P965 and HD5450 PCI Express compatibility, will these two work?

I have a MSI P965 Platinum motherboard and my graphics card (Radeon X1650) died yesterday. I'm planning on buying an XFX HD5450 which seems to be the cheapest graphics card I can buy around here, ...
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a pci-e card doesn't work with the other two graphic cards

A PC machine in the company has three 16x pci-e slots, let's call them A B C (A is closest to the CPU, C is furthest). There has been two graphic cards installed in it (gtx680 in A and gtx560 in C, ...
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What are PCI and PCI Express slots used for?

I'm comparing different Micro-ATX motherboards for a home server build and I was wondering what I would use PCI and PCI Express slots for? Are these used for hard-drives, GPUs, RAID controllers, RAM ...
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Firewire via PCI, PCI-X or PCI-E

I have read up on this and sadly, have gotten some contradicting information. My issue is, my firewire units 'complained' when plugged into a PCI interface and requested they go direct into the board ...
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My low-profile video card does not fit in my mini tower, what can I do?

GPU: ASUS ENGT430 PC: Dell Vostro mini 230 What it looks like: Even though I installed the card, I can't close the lid now. Any way around it?
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Which Wireless Adapter should I buy? [closed]

The wireless adapter I had was a D-Link DWA 556. I had this one for a short while, and then it started having problems(dropping connections, speed dips, etc.) So I decided to buy a new one. Here are ...
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Is it possible to power off a PCIe video card/slot? (eg. hot-plug)

I'm looking at building a system that supports VT-d so I can pass through a high powered loud video card to a Xen/KVM/whatever VM (host will be Linux based). However, when I'm not using the VM I want ...
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Gfx card issues: ASUS Nvidia GT640-2GD3

I have a similar problem to the poster in this question: New GPU power supply woes (ASUS GT640 + HP XW4600) I also have a HP XW4600 and the gfx card: ASUS Nvidia GT640-2GD3 The card doesnt seem to ...
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New GPU power supply woes (ASUS GT640 + HP XW4600)

I have a new GPU - ASUS Geforce GT640 - which doesn't require (or have connector) for separate power supply, however when plugged into a HP XW4600 the machine fails to boot - 4 beeps in a cycle. I ...
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Pcie 1x video card

I have a radeon 6750. I'd like to add another video card for more monitors. I have an open pcie 1x slot. Do I have to get another card from the 6700 series, or will any ole pcie 1x card work? Does ...
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16x PCI express capable card running on a 8x slot. Will there be any noticeable performance difference?

Unfortunately, the x16 PCI express slot from my motherboard got damaged. I decided to stick the card in the 8x slot instead so I could use my computer while I gather the money to upgrade my system. ...
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PCI vs. PCIe wireless network card

I currently have a PCI 802.11n wireless network card (TP-LINK TL-WN951N 300M). Would a PCIe network card improve 1. download speed and/or 2. range (i.e. the bars that windows shows when talking about ...
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A PCI Express 3.0 Video Card into a PCI-E 1.0 x16 slot

Perhaps I'm trying to push my mobo too hard, but I think I have read that PCI-e 3.0 is back compatible to previous PCI-e specifications. But 3.0 into a 1.0, is it possibly asking too much? I'm ...
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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 ...