PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is an element for connecting peripherals to computers based on the IBM PC architecture.

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New Graphic Card Not Working

I bought a new graphic card for my PC, before I had a 8400GS and now I've bought a VTX ATI 5450 card, however, after installing it, my computer stopped booting and made a clicking sound through the ...
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Is it possible to operate 2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0

I've seen some PCI SSD cards at attractive prices and staggering performance (1GBps). I've got my data on a 4 disk RAID 5 and enjoying the ~360MBps read speed. I'm considering speeding up the system ...
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Bandwidth of PCI SATA card VS built-in SATA

I have an older HP DL 380 G4 server that I want to utilize as a NAS. Currently it has 6 Hot Swap drives coming in at a measly 36.4 GB each – not exactly a ton of space. It does have a PCI slot ...
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Are all PCI cards the same size or less than a particular size?

If many different cards fit into many different laptops, is that because they are all of approximately the same size? Or of exactly same standard size? Or how does it work? Or am I mistaken in ...
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Will mPCI cards work in a PCI slot?

I have a really old computer that I'm turning into a pfsense router. I'd like to add wireless support. The pfsense docs suggested I get a card like this one. Will this mPCI card work in my old ...
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Graphics card compatible with my motherboard's PCIe capabilities [closed]

I'm working on segmentation of 3D volume images on CUDA, and I want an Nvidia graphics card with Computer Capability over 2.0 and 2 GB of memory. I currently own a 9400 GT with Compute Capability 1.1 ...
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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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Clarification of the difference between PCI memory addressing and I/O addressing?

Could someone please clarify the difference between memory and I/O addresses on the PCI/PCIe bus? I understand that I/O addresses are 32-bit, limited to the range 0 to 4GB, and do not map onto system ...
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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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Multiple sound cards of the same brand? [closed]

I wish to build a home media server, which i am already half way through creating an application to stream media to different outputs. For the setup of the PC, i need 5 outputs in total (possibly one ...
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PCI Tv Tuner not receiving signal

I inherited an Angel II PCI Dual TV Tuner card, popped it into my computer's PCI slot, plugged in my coax cable, but am having trouble getting any type of signal to it. The computer I am using is ...
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Virtual Machine with support for hardware access: USB 3 (and PCI)

I am in the process of selecting a VM-software. I have a requirement of accessing a custom USB3 device in a VM (Windows 8 64bit guest, host is Windows 7 64 bit). From what I read, VMware would be the ...
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Does adding an adapter to “convert” ports slow down the transfer rate?

I want to add an eSATA port and am looking at Internal SATA to eSATA II External and PCI controller to eSATA. Are these solutions slower than if the motherboard has eSATA (or any other port for that ...
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Getting a PCI-E card and onboard video to work for a triple monitor display

my computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220026 I upgraded a few years back to a nvidia 9500 GT (isn't much, but it gets the job done) I recently received a third monitor ...
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How can I find a driver for a DVR capture card with 4 ports?

I have a capture card, and the only things I can read from it are: 10104 on the board and Techwell TW6802 on the main chip. I can't find a working driver anywhere. I can accept any solution. I've ...
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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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How to force display through PCI video card when onboard graphics is not working?

I have an old motherboard. The problem is that its on board graphics is not working. The motherboard does not detect PCI video card automatically. I have to change primary video adapter to PCI from ...
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PCI Expansion card resource allocation by a Plug-and-Play BIOS

Plug-and-Play BIOS spec says that if you have a PnP BIOS, it can configure the hardware. This means that your BIOS reads the resource requirements of all devices and configures them (allocates ...
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Settings up multiple monitors from dual VGA card?

I really need help with this. I recently installed a dual VGA graphics card to my 'Packard Bell iMedia B2218 UK'. My computer installed all the drivers automatically and after restarting I checked my ...
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Unexpected shutdown due to PCI card

I've got a home theatre PC which I built myself and have been using for about 4.5 years now without issue - the only components that have ever needed replacing have been the case fans. Recently, I've ...
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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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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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Optiplex 760 + Legacy Rage XL PCI card + Windows 7 x64 = startup issues…?

When this card is in the system, I get no beeps, no display, no "POST" things occurring... It's obviously a legacy / old card from year 2000 so not sure if it's bad or what. I know I've used it in ...
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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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What kind of PCI slot is this and what video card can I use?

I tried an AGP card, but it was a little too small. So what PCI slot is this? Can I get a graphics card that fits there that does not need a power supply? Would one of these work? ...
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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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connection can-bus to pc with pci

Hi all I need answer if this is the same PCI as this On the second product it says PCI/104 and I am not sure if this metal layewr that needs to be outside will fit on this board? If not can you see ...
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What is the difference between 64-bit PCI slot and PCI-X slot?

I need to identify what kind of slots are available from my computer based on the shape of the slot. So far, I can easily tell the difference between 32-bit PCI and PCIe slots but I am having problem ...
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PCI Graphics Card prevents post

I bought a Quadro4 400 NVS (4 screen) PCI Graphics card many years ago and still works in every computer i try but not my new one. My new pc is a Intel Atom D525MW with 4GB of ram. As soon as i ...
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PCI Cards and Adapters on a laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adaptor that allows me to use a PCI card via a USB connection I recently purchased a Tascam PCI-822 from eBay. This is a PCI card with a TDIF interface that interfaces ...
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Is there a PCI card with a MIDI port?

Does anyone know of a PCI card that I could install in my desktop that would give me a MIDI port? Would it need to be a full sound card, or could it just be a dumb object? The distinction I'm making ...
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Adding more drives to motherboard with two SATA slots only?

Hardware n00b, building a freeNAS 8 box. Motherboard has 2 SATA slots: http://www.jetway.com.tw/jw/motherboard_view.asp?productid=309&proname=M26GT3-SVP All 3 PCI slots are empty. I have 3 more ...
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Installing another audio card for system sound recording

I need to record my screen. Everything works fine except I am getting bad quality sound (onboard sound card) in any screen recorder software. Installed newest drivers. I have tried everything. ...
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What does length, height and depth refer to on a PCI card?

A PCI card can have a length, height and depth. This diagram shows a 2D image of a full size PCI card: The length of a full size PCI card is given as 312mm. However what are the other dimensions? ...
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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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Is it possible to run four monitors using a dual head AGP card and a dual head PCI card?

This question isn't concerning the latest technology. It asks about hardware from around 2001-2003. I have a dual head Radeon 9800 AGP card running two monitors. I have a dual head PCI Radeon 9200. ...
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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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Dual monitor setup using onboard VGA and PCI VGA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use an onboard and pci vga simultaneously? How can I enable onboard graphics AND dedicated card simultaneously? I recently added a video card to my computer ...
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How to Tell Which Devices are in a PCI Slot

I am trying to figure out what devices are in my desktop computer's PCI slots. I need an open slot for installing a wireless adapter, and I cannot figure out which ones I can take out, and which ones ...
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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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Adaptor that allows me to use a PCI card via a USB connection

Of course, I have a cool card from a desktop I'm retiring, that I'd like to be able to use from the laptop I've replaced it with. Laptop has no docking station. Best I can replace the card for is a ...
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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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How to set up Nvidia 8800 GT with old Radeon 7000 (PCI) for triple monitors?

I have Windows 7 working perfectly well in a dual monitor setup, using the two outputs of my Nvidia 8800 GT. I want to add a third monitor, and I've acquired an old cheap Sapphire Radeon 7000 PCI ...
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Low-cost PCI Remote Management Adapter

I'm looking for a product similar to the Dell DRAC that can give low-level access to a PC from a remote location, i.e. access the BIOS, reboot the PC, etc. These are common in servers, but I have yet ...
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Run 10 sets of headphones from a pc via 10 separate channels

We have a PC application that runs on Windows 7 platform that is designed to play sound to up to 10 different MP3's to up to 10 separate sound cards (ie. 10 different inputs playing to 10 different ...
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Is it possible to put a PCI-X card in a PCI slot?

By this, I mean is it possible to put a PCI-X card in a PCI slot? I heard from someone (who deals with servers all the time) that this is the case, however I may have misheard. Also, the card DOES ...
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How is a 1GPBS 64-bit ethernet card different from a 32-bit one?

Given two ethernet cards as follows 1 GBPS 32-bit PCI 1 GPBS 64-bit PCI When both ethernet cards share the same 1GBPS rating, how are the additional 32-bits relevant? EDIT: Attached link to a ...
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How can I tell Windows or Linux to put a specific (PCI[e]) device into sleep/off (D3) state?

How can I tell Windows or Linux to power a specific device (e.g. USB controller, network card, video card) down, that is put it in the D3 state? From the very little I know about ACPI and such, the ...