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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XFX 7950 — Not Connecting?

So, I have an XFX 7950 card on my ASRock 970 motherboard. I have the card connected on the motherboard and everything setup. The system was working fine this morning. The computer turns on fine and ...
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PCI voice modem card? [on hold]

I am trying to find a PCI voice modem which will allow me to use my PC as if it is an office telephone. The PC has 1 available PCI-E x16 slot. It also might have a PCI-E x1 slot available... I am not ...
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Is it possible / safe to temporarily use a PCIe graphics without a PEG connector [duplicate]

I'm probably going to regret asking this, but here goes... I've got older Corsair modular PSU and I have lost the PEG cable for it so I have ordered another one. What I would like to do is install my ...
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two PCI-E graphic cards how to

read through a pci-e card doesn't work with the other two graphic cards but I think my problem is different. My need is to be able to run two OSes, each having using a different PCI-E graphics ...
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Is it possible to power a SATA drive from an 8-pin PCIe power connector?

I have a Dell Precision T3610 workstation that currently has two 3.5" SATA HDDs installed, and I'd like to add two more 2.5" disks in a hot-swap bay. I have two free SATA ports, but I'm struggling to ...
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Graphics Card Causing Splash Screen To Stay

I have a GTX 650 ti, and it recently had its drivers crash. After uninstalling and re-installing it with failure, it kept crashing. I formatted my drive using a spare Radeon 6770 I have. After ...
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Does a PCIe Multiplexer/Bandwidth splitter ASIC exist?

I may be using the wrong terminology, but I am looking for something that would let me multiplex multiple lower speed PCIe lanes onto a single higher speed one. For example, 3x PCIe 1.0 lanes onto 1x ...
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Will a single VGA in a PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) slot perform the same as in a PCIe 2.0 x16 one?

I have an ASUS P8P67-M REV 3.0 which has the following PCIe 2.0 slots: 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) I've just bought a new VGA (GTX 970), which is huge, and ...
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Can a PCI-E cable that splits into two…be used on different PCI-E devices?

The way my Seasonic X-1250 PCI-E cables are designed is... There's one end which is a single cable with a 12 hole connector...that goes into the PCI-E port on my power supply. But then the other end ...
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Special PCIe x8 in regular PCIe x16 slot?

Is it safe to plug it into a regular PCIe x16 slot on a desktop motherboard? The pic is HP NC375i NIC.
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Do the usb ports (type c) of the new macbook or chromebook have direct PCIe access? Or do we not know yet?

The usb type c standard supports PCIe signals as an alt-mode. Do we know if the type c ports on the latest macbook and chromebook have PCIe access. If they don't or we don't know yet, then what is ...
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Can I make a 4pin EPS12V to a 8pin PCI-E adapter

I need two 8 pin pci-e for a graphic card, however all I have left is two 4 pin molex and a 4pin EPS12V. I've got two dual molex to 8pin PCI-E adapter what If I cut one of them, cut the male EPS12V ...
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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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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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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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PCI-E speed with CPU PCI-E lane limit

I'm looking at purchasing the i7-47(70|90)K. I noticed on the ARK page that the CPU can support up to 16 PCI-E lanes. I currently have a GTX 970 in one of the PCI-E x16, and an ASUS PCE-AC68 card in a ...
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What is the maximum length of a PCI-Express Flexible Extension Cable?

What is the maximum length a PCI-Express bus can be extended with a PCI-Express Flexible Extension Cable like this (36 Pin):
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My internet speed wont run at 1.0 Gbps on my Realtek PCIe Family Controller

I have an asus Gigabit Router and a gigabit NIC (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) witch is running at 100Mbps rather than 1000Mbps (1.0 Gbps). When I use an old laptop on the same Ethernet ...
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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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How to know if the motherboard support a graphics card

This is my mother board: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/ConRoe1333-D667%20R1.0/index.it.asp I can't find what pci-express verion it implements. I want to buy this graphics card with pci-express 2.1: ...
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Will a PCI Express x16 3.0 card work in a PCI Express x16 slot? [duplicate]

I have a motherboard with a PCIexpress x16 slot. I want to purchase a card called AMD Radeon HD 7770, which uses PCIe version 3.0. Is that backwards compatible?
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New GTX 970 running on PCI-E 1.1 x16 instead of 2.0

I recently purchased a GTX 970 for my system and all seemed to be fine, drivers install perfectly, games run OK if not a little under what I would have expected (this is probably due to my CPU not ...
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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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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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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 ...
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What is the “known hardware incompatibility” that disables PCIe Active State Power Management? How do I fix it?

I'm on Windows 7. I just ran a Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report through powercfg -energy and I got this error: Platform Power Management Capabilities:PCI Express Active-State Power Management ...
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PCIe power from a Dell Optiplex 7020

We've just purchased a new Dell Optiplex 7020 to house a PCIe digitiser for use in scientific work. The PCIe card in question needs extra power in the from of a 6-pin 'PCIe' power cable. ...
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How to tell what version of PCI Express slot your system has?

I have just bought Lenovo H50 90C1 desktop system. It has one PCI Express slot, unmarked (does not say 3.0). There is no name on the motherboard other than Lenovo, it is an internal cheap ...
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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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How is lane transfer speed of PCI-Express determined?

I'm trying to learn more about PCI-Express and expansion buses and am stuck on calculating transfer speed of each lane. I understand that different peripherals, like graphics cards, have different ...
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Can I turn an internal PCI-E audio card into external cheaply?

I like listening to music, but the one thing I can't get with the mobile devices (players, smartphones, notebooks) is the volume and clarity I get from my desktop pc audio card. It's nothing special, ...
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PCIe Intterupts beind PLX switch

Firstly, I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, so apologies if it isn't, but given its a quite niche question, I don't know if there is anywhere really suited to ask it. A ...
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PCIe slot #2 no detecting gpu on (2nd) brand new Gigabyte G1 x99 Gaming wifi

I'm losing my mind over this, but here goes. Brand new Gigabyte G1 X99 Gaming Wifi mobo, New i7-5820k cpu, new Corsair Vengeance 16gb (4gbx4) 2800 ram with New OCZ Vertex SSD 120gb. So upon install, ...
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Soundcard not working in PCIe Slot

I own a Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H and bought a Asus Xonar DGX Soundcard. The MB comes with the following PCI(e) Connectors PCIe X16 PCIe X1 PCI PCIe X4 (as X16 physically) My Gigabyte GTX770 (Graphics ...
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Access PCIe card over network / PCIe virtualization

I need to access a PCIe card over LAN. I am wondering if there is an existing virtualization solution for this or if I need to create my own solution. The scenario is as follows: I need to use an ...
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Changing PCIE/ m.2 SSD drive

I have this following PCIE SSD on my Lenovo Ideapad U530 20289. I would like to replace this SSD with much more capacity, so I could install windows on it. I went through few PCIE SSD and I found ...
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How to overclock PCIe bus on TA880GB+ motherboard

I was given a XFX R9 290 by a friend. I have a Biostar TA880GB+ motherboard. It freezes and the Ethernet cuts in and out when the video card is installed. Apparently this is due to the XFX R9 290 not ...
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PCIe lanes CPU dependent?

Are the number of available PCIe lanes CPU dependent? I ask because of the 5820k and the 5930k differences.
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What is a PCI-Express Lane?

I am reading an article bemoaning i7-5820K Will Only Have 28 PCI-Express Lanes compared to its sibling processors having 40 lanes. Isn't 28 lanes already too many? How many lanes would a normal home ...
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Is it safe to use one 6 + 2 PCIe power cable to GPU

I will be installing a R9 290x that requires both a 6 pin PCIe power connector and a 6 + 2 PCIe power connector. Is it ok to use one PCIe 6 + 2 power cable from the PSU that splits into two 6 + 2 ...
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msata ssd inside wwan port - dell P11F

I want to know if it is possible to let a mSATA ssd work inside a mini PCIe slot intended for a wwan card (It says wwann/tv)? I know that there is a difference between mSATA and mini PCIe but I also ...
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Can I turn a PCI-e x1 slot into an old PCI slot?

Is it possible to convert a PCI-e x1 slot into an old PCI slot? If so, how?
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PCIe port backwards compatibility

Are PCIe generations backwards compatible? And will a port with N channels support a device with less than N channels? For instance, supposing I had a motherboard with a PCIe 3.0 x16 port. Would ...
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Why is PCI-E speed so fast? [closed]

The wiki page for PCI-E says it is x16 bandwidth is 31.508 GB/s. Why is it so fast? Does it talk with CPU directly?
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Why two similar pci slots when only one is available?

I am reading the specs of an MSI mb http://us.msi.com/product/mb/H97MG43.html#hero-specification. 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1, supports x16 speed) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 ...
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troubles with PCI-E passthrough with qemu on ubuntu: pci-stub/bind says no such device

so im trying to bind my second radeon card to pci-stub, as per instructions for setting up GPU passthrough in here, but once i get to binding the card to pci-stub, it tells me it isnt there. this is ...
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Will Loading Up My PCI Express Slots Affect GPU Performance?

I wanted to know if loading up my PCI bus with different cards will affect my GPU's gaming performance. I have a ASUS Maximus VI Formula with 3 PCIe x16 3.0 slots and 3 PCIe x1 slots. I have a single ...
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Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H: mini-pcie ssd?

I'm currently building a HTPC and want to add a small System OS SSD to this board: Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H The specs list a Mini-PCIe port on that board, but the manual says it's only valid for ...
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PCI 2.1 NIC in 2.0 slot

I recently bought a cheap NIC which I think has a x8 PCI slot. On the box it says: "Compatible with PCI revision 2.1/2.2/2.3". I want to use this in the MSI H81M-E34. On the site from MSI it says ...
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Does PCI-Express speed affect the memory bandwith and clock speed of my graphics card?

I need to buy a CUDA compatible graphics card for color grading work, and a lot of questions are popping up. Mainly this: If I put a card that supports PCI-E 3.0 into a 2.0 slot, does that have a ...