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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getting replacement PCIe-NVMe SSDs

In the past when I bought laptop's I'd get the smallest / cheapest (SATA) HDD available and then swap it out with a better one from newegg.com. This one particular laptop I'm now looking at comes ...
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Graphics card not getting fully inserted into slot

I have an MSI GeForce 550 Ti graphics card, which was working till very recently in a 785GM motherboard without any issues. I removed it from the slot for easier access to a hard disk in the case. ...
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What would cause 2 identical motherboards to return different results in lspci?

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Low Profile PCIe card in a standard ATX case - will it fit, and do I need adapters?

I've got a standard normal-sized ATX case (don't know its name or specifications, because I got it from a friend) and a standard motherboard (MSI B150 PC-Mate) inside. Since it doesn't come with a ...
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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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Cpu's and chipset's Pci express lines

I am confused about the distribution of pci express on a motherboard.For example if I have an i7 6700k,it has 20 pci express lines and z170 chipset has other 20 pci express lines.Does it mean that ...
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Can PCIe Solid State Drives store items like hard drive?

I am customizing a workstation in a computer brand website and it offers PCIe Solid State Drives category and hard drive category. I want to add a solid state drive in the workstation, but I could ...
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Is it possible to connect an external GPU via Ethernet?

I have laptop which has working Ethernet port but I always use WiFi . I am wondering if it is possible to run and use a graphics card (with external power supply) connected to the Ethernet port (with ...
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Samsung PRO 950 SSD recognized as SATA instead of PCIe inWindows 10

I have a new ASUS G752VL-DH71 laptop and I installed a SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 SSD in it. The hard drive is totally usable in Windows (as drive G:) but there are three issues: ...
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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 cable(...
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Fastest available drive to date by booting time

So I'm going to build a new computer; there is a very important criteria for the specs: I want the computer to boot and start programs pretty much as fast as possible. I looked into PCIe SSDs and read ...
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How get PCI express configuration for SSD storage?

I am looking for updating my SSD in my laptop to a newer/faster one. The one currently in the laptop is the default one that came with the purchase. It is an m.2 ssd. The problem is that I am ...
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PCI Express x16 Video card memory issue

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Can I pass non-graphics PCI-E without host drivers to virtualbox vm on FreeBSD

Like the question says, I have a pci-e card with windows (but not freeBSD) drivers. Can it be passed through from a host running FreeBSD 10.3 or higher to a VirtualBox VM running Windows 8.1/10? 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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Wireless network card in other slot

I got this motherboard. I want to buy a wireless network card, but the graphics card takes two mobo slots, and hides a PCI Ex1.0 slot (the bottom one). Can I put a network card in the top PCI Ex1.0 ...
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SATA III PCI-E controller card hangs installers / live CD

This is a long shot, but figured I'd ask here to see if anyone has a solution to my problem. I was wanting to put together an inexpensive file server, so I picked up an ECS motherboard that has an on ...
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Issues with mini PCIe to PCI Express x1 adapter

I have a Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7-4500 which comes with a half size mini PCIe slot already occupied by WiFi + BT card. I want to use a Magewell XI100DE-SDI video capture card which requires a host ...
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Computer fails to sleep when booting from a NVMe SSD

Whenever I'm trying to put my PC to sleep, the screen goes blank but a power indicator stays on and all fans keep on working. I have a NVMe SSD installed on a PCIe card, and OS is installed on this ...
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PCIE GFX Card along with PCI GFX Card

I have a complicated question with a restricted budget (Like 0$). I have a PC with a GT220 graphics card which which has a limitation of being able to use only two of it's out of three. Now I need to ...
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Is there a Linux system command that can be called to change the arbitration scheme set for PCIe devices?

When probing our PCIe boards we see that everything in our system is set to a Fixed arbitration scheme. From my readings, this scheme is left up to the vendor (Which I'm assuming is our OS). I would ...
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Can I safely put a PCI-E 6+2 cable into a 12v4 slot on Enermax 1000W PSU?

I have an Enermax Revolution87+ 1000W PSU. It came with a total of 6 PCI-E 6+2 cables. (and some other cables, but that's the one I need information about) The red 12v4 slot, which appears to be ...
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What GPU specs match mini PCIe x0.5

I'm new to computer hardware, and I'm trying to add a GPU to my computer. My computer has built in AMD support, but I need a NVIDIA GPU to support CUDA. I'm crunching numbers in a Tensorflow program. ...
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Is PCI / PCI-e via USB possible?

Is there a way to interface with PCI/PCI-e hardware, externally; via USB? I want to attach a PCI-e device to my laptop/notebook. FireWire, Thunderbolt, or similar would be equally suitable.
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Compatible Graphics Cards for Dell Precision T5400

I just acquired a Dell T5400 workstation for use as a virtualization platform and general purpose workstation, and I am stuck on a few things. For one, the documentation I find on it is maddeningly ...
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How do I deal with too few internal PCIe power connectors for a GPU?

I have an HP Z820 workstation and currently I have an Nvidia Quadro 600 (for display) and a GFX Titan (for CUDA computing) installed. The Titan takes up all the available internal PCI-Express ...
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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 the Inspiron 15 3537 have a PCIE or MXM slot?

So I was wondering if the Dell Inspiron 15 3537 has either a PCIE or M PCIE or MXM slot on it? I currently own one but can't get the keyboard off to open it up and have a look. It does have a ...
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What is the standard height of PCI-e slots in motherboards?

I am designing a scratch build and am going to be using a riser card for the GPU, but the case I am designing is extremely unforgiving of errors in measurements. A watercooling fitting will be ...
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Without BIOS support, can I install Linux on an NVMe SSD?

I’ve recently had a string of drive failures (5 in total from different brands) and I thought it would be a good time to replace them all with a very fast M.2 drive. My computer doesn’t have a M.2 ...
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How to connect firewire audio device to a Micro-ATX board

PC Spec: Motherboard Model - ASRock H81M-HDS 2 x SATA3 2 x SATA2 4 x USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear) 8 x USB 2.0 I have a new PC with a micro-ATX motherboard which is naturally quite small. Problem ...
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How do PCI-E work with insufficient cpu lanes

I'm currently on using a i3-4160 CPU and the total number of PCI-E lanes it supports is 16. I'm currently have a device taking up a 1x slot and have another 16x slot free. If I install a graphics card ...
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Can I install a PCI-E 2.0 x 4 SSD into my motherboard that has a PCI-E 2.0 x16 Slot?

I have an Asus P6X58D-E mainboard from a few years ago that has treated me well over the years and it has an octacore i7 extreme chip in it which I'd like to continue using. I was thinking I'd like ...
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Connecting ssd to a laptop without removing hard drive?

I have lenovo y50-70 . there is no msata ports or no free ports . but i want to add a ssd to it without replacing hard drive . i want to add a 120gb ssd. I am thinking if by splitter cable like sata ...
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Can 1080p resolution be acheived with < PCIe x16?

I have a 2010-ish Dell Precision T7500 with 4 physical PCIe x16 slots, but electrically two of the slots are only wired for x4 and x8 speeds. Right now, I have an nVidia Quadro NVS 295. It's an x16 ...
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How much performance would a second GPU give me?

I'm really sorry if this is the wrong SE site to ask this question on (Please point me in the right direction!) I've purchased the following components for my computer: motherboard: http://www....
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Pcie x16 slot 2 broken?

So basicallly, I got a brand new px8z77-pro motherboard. All the pcie slots work appart from slot 2. Im trying to run Sli with my two gtx 680 and due to this problem, I am not able to. My power ...
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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 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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Dual booting with diffferent primary graphics cards [closed]

I need to be able to dual boot run two OSes, each having using a different PCI-E graphics card. OS A - card A (primary, 16 lanes PCI-e x16 slot) OS B - card B (secondary, 8 lanes PCI-e x16 slot) "...
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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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Desktop graphics card on laptop [closed]

Does anyone know of a external adaptor or enclosure, that would allow a nvidia graphics card (PCI E) to connect to a Mac mini, over USB3 or better yet thundbolt port as it suposedly has more bandwidth....
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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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RAID array and change PCI-e slot

I have Adaptec RAID card in a PCI-e slot with a working array. However I need to change the PCI-e slot. If I change slot it will destroy my array?
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PCI passthrough KVM

I am trying to passthrough my Tesla K40m GPU accelerator to a qemu-kvm virtual machine via the VFIO driver on Ubuntu 14.04.2. I downloaded all drivers and CUDA libraries, and I compiled all sample ...
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Nvidia GeForce 930M driver and PCI bus error on ubuntu

I bought a new laptop ASUS-X556UF and installed ubuntu 14.04 in it. Now i was trying to install Nvidia drivers://elementaryforums.com/index.php?threads/howto-install-latest-nvidia-driver-on-linux-...
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Can a motherboard support more GPUs than its total PCI-e slots?

Suppose your typical ATX motherboard (or similar) has X number of PCI-e slots. Is it possible to connect additional GPUs (or any PCI-e device for that matter) beyond X? I've seen a few solutions, ...
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NVIDIA driver won't recongize Asus Gefore GTX520 video card?

I want to replace my working video card that is in my system, which is Nvidia Gefore 9800, with Asus Geforce GTX520 video card on my Windows 7 64 bit. For some odd reason, no matter what I do the ...
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How can I tell what PCIe USB 3.0 cards are compatible with NAS4Free / FreeBSD?

I have NAS4Free running on an HP ProLiant Microserver G7 N40L/N54L. The Microserver only has USB 2.0 ports, so I’m thinking of purchasing a PCIe card so I can use a USB 3.0 hard drive at full speed. ...