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

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Throughput bottleneck of a SATA 1 RAID 1 array over PCI 5V

Introduction: I'm giving a new life to an old box and I plan on running a Linux server that will handle general file duties with redundancy. The MB doesn't come with more than 2 SATA 1 ports and they ...
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Is my computer compatible with this graphics card [closed]

I'm not too knowledgable with hardware and want to buy a new cheap graphics card... its PCI express 2.1 the link: ...
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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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Radeon PCI card in Windows 7

I'm looking to add a third display to my Windows 7 machine. The main GPU is a Radeon HD3600 PCIe board, and it does fine for the two displays available. I only have one PCIe slot, so I'm trying to ...
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Where can I find specifications of my ethernet card?

As the title says, I've got an ethernet card but not enough specs information. I have tried looking in Device Manager -> Properties but no dice. Google searches haven't revealed much. The card is ...
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Windows commandline utility to get PCI Bus connected devices information? [closed]

I want a command for the Windows commandline which shows all PCI BUS connected Devices information like , LSPCI command does in LINUX . Can I use WMIC TOOL in XP to get that info . If so ...
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Can a PCI Graphics card, and AGP be used together?

The question pretty much says it all. I use an old 845GBV board ( to-date reliant upon the integrated graphics processor ). All slots on the board are unused. Lately I've been thinking in terms ...
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Questions concerning PCI-E 2.1 vs. 2.0

My older PC's video card just kicked the bucket and has been BSODing. It has a PCI-E x16 slot. Newegg has video cards that are PCI-E x16, 2.0, 2.1, etc. The slot on my ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard is ...
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PCI IDE Controller

I have a suspicion that the onboard IDE controllers may not be working. Every disk I use to setup this machine reports as damaged (using a win xp installation to test, since it gets to partition setup ...
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Block diagram containing computer buses,motherboard

I am trying to understand computer architecture. In particular: - Physical view i.e. what all is packed inside the motherboard and what all outside - Conceptual view. how processor,memory,peripherals ...
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Making Low Profile PCI Card

I have a PCI Card that can fit into a MicroATX case if the bracket was cut to a low profile size. Is there a way to cut the metal of the PCI card cleanly and will I have any issues such as grounding ...
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PCI-E x4 component in a x16 slot?

I am currently using this motherboard (http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230607/ASUS/Rampage_III_Formula/) which has 3 x16 PCI-E slots. I am running my computer in SLI with my two vid cards, and I ...
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Recommended USB 3.0 PCI/PCIX adapter for older Dell

Can anyone recommend a USB 3.0 adapter for my older Dell server? It does not have PCI express (PCIe) so I was looking for PCI or PCIX. I have been burned in the past installing "desktop" class ...
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I need a wireless network card for my stationary computer

Going to move my stationary computer and hook it up to the TV. Which is far away from the wireless router. So i'm going to need a way to go on the Internet wirelessly from my stationary computer. I ...
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What exactly is a PCI-ISA card?

So I got my brand new laptop in for repair, the second time already. They first replaced the system board and returned it to me... Still not working... Now it's been brought in for a second time and ...
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SATA Card/RAID Controller - Covering Both Economically

I have been researching RAID (specifically RAID 5) for the last couple weeks. I have seen arguments for both sides, whether to use it, whether to use software versus hardware, and some arguments in ...
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PCI Type II Interface is what, exactly?

I have a D-Link Rangebooster N 650 Desktop (wireless) Adapter (M No. DWA-547) sitting on my desk. It says it uses a PCI Type II Interface. I'm wondering what exactly this is? Is it the old school PCI ...
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Choosing the right TV tuner - USB or PCI TV tuners, hardware/software, DVB? Hybrid/combo/analog?

Greetings, I'll start with some background information so you know what I'm trying to accomplish and then get to my question. I work at a Television station in the US and we are working on setting up ...
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Two+ Monitors with 2 video cards in Windows 7

In windows xp I use to be able to have three monitors, two running off my PCIe and 1 running of a PCI card. Since then I have upgraded to windows 7 and can only get one card to be enabled (one or the ...
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Can I use two of the same type of PCI Sound Cards in one computer?

I recently purchased two Rocketfish 5.1 PCI Sound Cards from Best Buy. These are going to be used for audio production and radio broadcasting, so one card can handle live audio, the other can handle ...
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Can two Identical devices be present on the same bus in any PCI Topology

As per the PCI standard, devices are identified on the basis of Vendor Id, Device Id and the bus no. All devices of same type have identical vendor id and device id. If I put two such devices on the ...
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Does PCI bus really occupy 1.8GB

I am using a Dell Vostro 1700 laptop which currently has 2GB of RAM. I was considering buying some more memory to upgrade it to 4GB. I am running 32 bit Windows Vista and I know that there can be ...
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Drivers not installing and drives not being recognized

Dell optiplex 755 running win7-32 Two problems, not sure if they're related 1: Two drivers are missing when viewing device manager, PCI serial port and PCI Simple Communications Controller, I've ...
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Recommendation for PCI SATA addon card?

I have a couple of dead PCs from my wife's office that have working SATA HDDs. Sorry, I don't know if they're SATA I or II, just that they're SATA. Unfortunately, all my spare hardware at home is ...
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5.1 Sound Card with digital input for Ubuntu

I have a Intel Atom PC that I'm shoe-horning into a role as a media server. I have a 5.1 surround sound speaker set that works pretty well. I want to be able to take the optical out from my cable ...
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USB 3 adapter for a dell 2850 with PCI (or PCIX) ports?

Does anyone know if there is a plain PCI (or PCIX) USB 3 adapter? I understand the bandwidth of PCI < USB3, but it still beats the heck out of USB 2. I have some older dell 2850s that do not have ...
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Can I use PCI SATA Addon card and Boot from a HDD attached to the card

Can I boot from a HDD which is running from a PCI SATA expansion card.
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What type are the screw needed to fix PCI boards?

I miss screws to fix a PCI board in my PC, however I can't find out what type of screw it is. Any hints? Charles
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How do I get a Wireless N PCi card to connect to a wireless G router?

I'm having some problems setting up a new wireless PCI card on a WinXP SP3 PC. I know that the router is configured correctly. It is a Linksys WRT54GL, using 802.11b/g. Security mode is WPA2 Personal ...
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Realtek/Intel NIC transfer speed

I have just purchased a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard, and it has dual Realtek RTL8111D gigabit LAN ports. I also have an Intel PRO/1000 MT PCI gigabit network card lying around from an old ...
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5 x 3GB drives and 4 x 1500GB drive best raid setup?

I am building a file server my plan is the have the Operating system on one raid partition and the data storage on another partition. I currently have 5 x 3GB IDE drives that i would like to put the ...
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Are there any PCI graphics cards with Windows 7 drivers?

I have a Dell D830 laptop and am trying to add a second graphics card (to the laptop dock) to drive more monitors. It needs to be PCI (not PCI-e), and would ideally itself have dual DVI outputs ...
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USB 2.0 Options for board with USB 1.1

I have a QDI Superb 4 board which by default supports USB 1.1. However, I want it to support USB 2.0. How can I go about doing this? I know there are PCI expansion cards with USB 2.0 and there are ...
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Packaging old pci cards [closed]

What is the most secure way to package (to ship) some old PCI cards to prevent damage (without original packaging)?
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SD to PCI adapter

We are looking for a way to plug a SD card into a PCI slot without going through a USB interface. We want to read the SD card's serial number directly and issue SD commands. The Chumby and the ...
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How to map host PCI device to virtualbox?

In a virtual box it is possible to map host's USB device. But is it not possible to map host's PCI device to guest system? How is it possible to connect (map) a PCI device to guest OS? Our host ...
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Linux: Reading a specific device register

In order to control my backlight, I need to do the following: sudo setpci -s 00:02.1 F4.B=x This could be read as: For the PCI device with the ID 00:02.1, set the register F4 (byte only) to x. To ...
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Dual mode 802.11n PCI adapters

I have recently bought a DLink DIR-825 router. It is a dual mode (2.4GZ & 5GHZ) 802.11n wireless access point/router. What is a good PCI adapter to pair with it? DLink appear to only make one ...
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Diagnosing PCI issues

I'm upgrading a PC for a friend, and have run into a problem with upgrading the motherboard. I've been assembling custom PCs for the best part of a decade now, so I'm happy enough with the basics at ...
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Is there a tool to list the memory allocation of all PCI drivers (WinXP)?

Windows XP is just using 2.5GB of the 3.5GB installed. Is there a simple way to see which PCI driver allocates how much of memory? I'm looking for something that shows me this data on a single screen ...
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PCI max throughput

Hypothetical here, but I want to understand. Say I have a hand me down machine, 4 PCI slots, 64-bit 33 MHz PCI. How much data can that PCI bus handle? System bus is 133 MHz. I want to use one ...
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What decent audio recording interfaces are well supported in Windows 7 64bit?

I currently have an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum. It permits me to insert a 1/4" jack line from bass guitar and play along with pre-recorded piano music. This worked fine under Windows XP. I am moving to ...
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Does a PCI card IO address and IRQ change if I remove other PCI cards?

So I plugged in a PCI card and know from the OS that the IO range is e400-e4f1 and the IRQ is 5. Will this change if I unplug other PCI cards from the same computer?
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Dual Video Cards, older (PCI bus) and higher end (GPU bus), does that impair the newer one?

I want to have 3 monitors setup but the third doesn't need to be hi performance. It's mostly for older video games (that don't display well on a hi res LCD, like Start Craft). If I mix a newer Video ...
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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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Can I use an onboard and pci vga simultaneously?

I have an old machine I'd like to get running with dual monitors. The pci vga only has only 1 output port. However, I have another output via the onboard video card. Can I leverage both video cards to ...
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Is there a noticable difference between OB SATA bandwidth vs PCI-e SATA Controller

Main Question : Would I see any benefit (I/O bandwidth-wise) to purchasing a separate (non-raid) PCI-e controller card to plug SATAII drives into vs on-board SATAII slots? I'd be plugging at least ...
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in Ubuntu, upgrading from onboard vga card to PCI video card hung the system on start up

I installed a PCI video card (Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 128MB PCI from EVGA) into my Ubuntu 8 system (on a Dell e510 machine) which was previously running on board video. When i booted the system, ...
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Recommend a wireless PCI card for Windows 7

I have a crummy RT2500-based 11g card which does work in Windows 7 with the Vista driver (3.2.0.0) but it dies about every two hours or so. Googling around has led me to conclude that Ralink drivers ...
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PCI cards fail when using 4 gig ram

I recently installed 4 gig or ram into my 32bit vista box. I realize that I wont be able to use the entire 4 gig until I go to 64bit vista, but 2 gig wasn't enough and I figured I could use as much ...