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

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Recommendation for PCI SATA addon card? [closed]

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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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 ...
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Power surge damaged a PCI slot, will it spread?

One of my PCI slots – the one that hosted my network card – went down in a bang during a power surge. The network card itself, however, still remains intact. I can still get my computer on the ...
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Best Wireless Card for x64 version of Windows 7/Vista? [closed]

I'm currently using the Belkin F5D7000 PCI Wireless G Card, which I used with Windows XP just fine. I was even able to get it to work with Vista as described by the below link. ...
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Sound card choppy while read/write DVD drive

Sound card choppy while read/write DVD drive. Whenever I play DVDs via VLC, the sound is choppy. Playing with PowerDVD does not have this problem. I figured it's some kind of buffering problem, so I ...
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Error allocating Mem BAR for PCI Device 0X/00/0

I am getting the following error when I boot my Dell Precision 390. Everything appears to be working fine, but I would like to understand what the error means and how to fix it. I believe it ...
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Booting From VIA VT6421A Based PCI SATA Card

I bought a VIA VT6421A based SATA card for an 845 chipset based motherboard. The card is working – I can access the SATA HDD from Windows/Linux. The problem is I can't directly boot from the SATA ...