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 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 ...
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Positioning triple slot graphics cards

If there are two gtx 570 dc ii's: On a Gigabyte z68x-ud7-b3 motherboard, in slots PCIe16_1 and PCIe8_2: Will the headers for front panel connections be blocked, or will there be enough flex in ...
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Maximum Bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 x8 6Gbps RAID Card

I have a quick question regarding what I'm seeing as an obstacle in getting the proper performance out of a RAID card... I'm interested in setting up two RAID arrays (a RAID0 of 2 disks, and a RAID1 ...
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Do PCI-E SATA RAID controllers work with DVD/Blu-ray drives?

I'm building a new PC in an old case. The motherboard is slightly oversize and I can't access most of the onboard SATA ports, so I want to attach my two optical drives to an expansion card. All the ...
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How to tell if an empty PCI Express slot is 1.0, 2.0 etc? (general test, or enquiry command, not refer to spec)

Is it possible to run a test on an empty PCI Express slot to definitively determine that the slot is PCI Express 2.0 or not? My reason for asking is to see if I get the most out of USB3.0 with my ...
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What do the different /proc/bus/pci/0x directories represent?

What do the different /proc/bus/pci/0x directories represent? Do they represent the different PCI/PCI-E sockets on a board? If I have one mini pci and 2 PCI-E sockets on my board, should I be seeing ...
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Adding a SATA 6 Gbit/s PCI Express controller card?

If I add a SATA 6 Gbit/s PCI Express card to my motherboard, will I get similar speed to native SATA ports built into the motherboard? I ask because I have a SATA 6 Gbit/s SSD and my motherboard ...
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PCI Express on old Dell - Good Enough For USB 3.0 Card?

Just got a USB 3.0 1TB hard drive today, and plan on starting to digitize a lot of stuff to push out to my PS3 and Wii. Throughput is fine from a USB 2.0 standpoint, but I want to see if I can upgrade ...
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Is GeForce GT430 PCI-Express 2.0 requirement a must?

My current graphic card has just stopped working. I need to buy new card pretty fast. I've found GeForce® GT430 which fits in my budget (and has comparable performance to my current, silent GF8600GT). ...
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Mac mini [A1176] SSD in PCIe slot?

I have made some modifications to an old mac mini i picked up. I’ve omitted the optical drive and have two 750GB WD drives installed, maxed the RAM and upgraded the CPU for a core2duo. Now I’d like ...
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Is my new Graphic Card cause for my PC hanging?

My Computer Specification My Motherboard specification My new Graphic Card Some days ago I bought a GeForce 8400 GS Graphic card. My computer satisfied all the minimum system requirements it ...
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Is it possible to put a PCIe 2.0 graphics card on a motherboard with PCI-Express?

my motherboard (MSI-7360) says it supports PCI-EXPRESS but does it also support PCIe2.0 cards?
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Will a PXIe card fit in a PCIe slot?

I cannot figure out for the life of me if a National Instruments PXIe card (such as this) will fit and work correctly in a standard PCIe slot. Their website is not helpful at all in answering this ...
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How many types of PCIe graphics card form factor?

How many types of sizes are there for the form factor of graphics card? I am refering to the L-shaped metal part that juts out from the casing, allowing external connection to the monitor. I have a ...
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x16/x16 vs x8/x8

I am considering purchasing an LGA1155 board but dual GPUs they only run at x8/x8. From my research it seems that you lose about 1-3% tops when running at 2500*1600 but a lot more when running games ...
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Availability of PCI express Gen 3 motherboards / systems? [closed]

I was wondering if there are any PCI express Gen 3 motherboards / PCs available commercially ? (I'm aware that the answer of this question will change with time...)
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Would this PCIe 2.1 Video Card Work on My PCIe 1 Motherboard?

I've got a PCIe mobo, more precisely: ASUS M2N-X based on nForce 520. Would a PCIe 2.1 VC like the Radeon HD5770 work with my mobo?
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How to convert PCIe x1 cables to work with x16 sized cards?

I have some PCIe x1 extension cables. I have some PCIe x16 video cards. I have some PCIe x16 (and one PCIe x1) outlets on my motherboard. What can I do to the PCIe x1 riser cables to make the ...
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How To Plug In A PCI Express 2.0 x16 Card Into A x1 Extension Cable?

I bought some PCIe x1 extension cables off of ebay for a few bucks each. They came only ready to accept x1 sized cards. I drilled out one side of the extension cables to allow for a x4, x8 or x16 ...
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PCI-E bottleneck when transferring data between CPU and GPU

I've read that the transfer overhead between CPU and GPU is a big bottleneck in achieving high performance in GPU/CPU applications. Why is this so? According to Nvidia's bandwidthtest program, my ...
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Plugging in a GPU into a PCI slot via a PCI-e to PCI converter: is it possible?

First of all, this is for a GPGPU project so I only need a very small amount of bandwidth. The bandwidth for PCI and PCI-e 1x slots are several orders of magnitude more than I need. Some people have ...
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Using both integrated graphic card and a PCIe GPU

How do I know whether it's possible to use both integrated graphic card and a PCIe one on a Gigabyte G33-DS3R motherboard? I saw some other question whose some answers tends to suggest it's not ...
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Is there a PCIx1 video card that plays nice with PCIx16 video cards?

I have a computer with a single x16 slot occupied by Matrox Parnhelia. Other motherboard slots are x1, which means I have to get a (rare these days) x1 graphics card to drive more monitors. My ...
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Can I change the “mini” wireless card in my Dell laptop

I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 and I would like to replace the built in wireless card. Is the "mini" card they call it actually a mini pci express card? If so can I then swap it out with another 3rd ...
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What high-end PCI-E 2.0 graphics cards are backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.0?

I know that the PCI-E 2.0 interface is backwards compatible with the PCI-E 1.0 interface. However, I'm wondering what high-end cards (e.g., GTX 400 series or better) will be backward compatible; do ...
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Getting info on PCI slots

According to Wikipedia, PCIe 2.0 has 500 MB/s per lane, twice the speed of PCIe 1.0. Is there a way to tell what version are my slots?
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PCIe network card deactivate DVI output (but NOT VGA output) on Shuttle SG41J1+

It's all in the title :) Inserting a network card (or any other PCIe card, RAID controller, SAS, etc ) in the PCIe 16x slot of the Shuttle SG41J1 deactivate the DVI output. The VGA output still works ...
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Can I place an 8x PCIe 2.0 Promise EX8760T into the 16x PCIe 2.0 slot on my Asus P7H55-M/CSM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will a PCI Express x1 TV tuner work on a PCI Express x16 slot ? The Promise card has a PCIe 2.0 8X interface, and the motherboard has a single PCIe 2.0 16x slot. My ...
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I don't have a free PCI / PCI-e slot, can it be worked around?

I need to add a PCI(e) card to a nettop PC that is so small that the card won't fit there (and there is no external alternative like we're used to with external TV tuners). The only ports available ...