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

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How do I connect a IDE hard disk to a machine that only support SATA

Given that IDE to USB2 converter is not allowed to be use, how do one connect a IDE hard disk to a machine that only support SATA hard disks and have PCI slots only and yet achieve the highest ...
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I have a 3.3 Volt PCI ethernet card working on a 5 Volt PCI slot. How is it possible?

This is the design for PCI slots: As you can see, there are 32/64 bits and 3.3/5 Volts. For what I know: 32 bits PCI cards can work in 64 bits slots of the same voltage. 64 bits PCI cards ...
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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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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 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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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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who and when to assign PCI/PCIe device BARs base address?

I'm looking for how kernel to do PCI/PCIe enumeration and BAR assigning. I thought that kernel will assign PCI base addresses of BAR in boot-up flow, but when I tried pci earlydump (before kernel ...
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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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How was the world before plug-and-play? [closed]

Unfortunately, I haven't really existed for long enough to know how computers functioned before PnP and the PCI stuff existed. According to various googles, hardware had to be manually physically ...
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Do all PCI slots support dual PCI riser cards?

I could use an extra PCI slot since my motherboard only has one. Many online shops offer "dual PCI riser cards" such as this one: Those riser cards are usually meant for compact cases like rack ...
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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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PCI Memory Read Command

I'm trying to understand PCI system architecture. As I know there are several PCI commands like i/o read-write, memory read-write, configuration read-write etc. If CPU communicates peripherals with ...
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No drivers for PCI-to-Parallel card due to invalid PID

I have a Moschip-based PCI to dual Parallel card, based on the Moschip MCS9815CV chip. This card looks exactly like this one and also same chip as the Rosewill RC-304. The back of the card has a ...
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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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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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Is PCIe speed compatible with that of PCI

If I go in for a PCIe to PCI adaptor, will I be constrained by speed. PCIe provides a faster interface than PCI. How can I make them speed compatible
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pci simple communication controller driver for windows 7

I have a HP laserJet P1102. When I want to install its driver it seems that it need to pci simple communication controller be installed. How to install that pci simple communication controller for my ...
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Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 failure to post with peculiar PCI card

We have a couple of peculiar PCI cards being used in a circ. 2007 proprietary phone/radio communications logging appliance(WindowsXP PC). Both the card connectors and the old motherboard sockets ...
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How can I fix “lscfg is not supported on the Unknown” for Ubuntu Linux?

I wanted to get information about the physical location of my PCI cards and found that lscfg for AIX looked like what I needed. lsvpd-1.7.4 that includes lscfg does exist for Linux. As I am developing ...
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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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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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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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Will a PCI Universal card work in a PCI-E X16 slot?

I have a will a PCI Universal card but not slot. Will it work in a PCI-E X16 slot?
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What interface do I need for my graphics card?

The motherboard died on a gaming laptop belonging to a friend of mine, and I am rebuilding it as a desktop as a favor for him. According to the specs from alienware's website and several ...
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Unknown PCI device in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Does anyone know what device could this be? I got all drivers for my computer from here
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Which devices are (0F18, 0F12, 00BD) these IDs for? All share the same Vendor ID (8086), i.e. Intel

It is a Lenovo G50-70 Notebook PC. I reinstalled Windows 8.1 on it. The official website does not provide all the necessary drivers required for the Device Manager to calm down. Yellows still persist. ...
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PCI BAR memory addresses

Quick question, I was reading the OSDev Wiki page regarding PCI and it says the following - Base address Registers (or BARs) can be used to hold memory addresses used by the device, or offsets for ...
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Detect PCI vs. PCI-E

I have remote access to a computer, and I need to find out what kind of expansion slots is has, if they are PCI, or PCI-E, or something else. How can I do this from a shell? What commands are there ...
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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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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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Can a hot PCI adapter slow down the computer?

Using the "watch sensors" command in Fedora, I see that while the temperature of the CPU's are normal (70 degrees at most), the PCI easily exceeds 90 degrees (celcius, of course.) Once the PCI gets ...
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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 ...
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Why use a PCI System Timer?

I have heard it said that servers serving VOIP services such as Asterisk should use a PCI System Timer. Why? Nowhere is this ever explained, and googling reveals no clear use-cases for the device. ...
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PCI configuration method error (Linux Kernel)

(I'm not sure if here is the best place for that question, so I will be pleased if anyone suggests me a more proper forum for that.) I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 in a netbook (from an usb), ...
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Prerequisition to add a wireless PCI card

Besides an extra unused PCI slot, are there any other requirements need to be met to install a wireless PCI card?
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Does old pci devices harm my new computer?

I have an old device that can be used also as a recorder (pci device with an output of 480p) called "KWorld Plus TV Analog Lite PCI" and has these requirements: Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz or ...
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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 I find out if PCI-e slot is 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 in linux terminal?

I'm going to purchase a GPU which is for PCI-e 3.0. But since I don't know what PCI-e slot it is in my computer I need to find it out somehow. Is it possible to find it from the terminal in linux?
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Why can't PCIe devices share lanes?

On older chip-sets it was not possible to have a dedicated graphics card in the PEG slot and have the Integrated Graphics Device (IGD) enabled at the same time. After looking online I found this was ...
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Does this modem qualify as a fax modem?

I found this old PCI modem in my stash. I was thinking about using it to set up a fax modem on my PC. The only question is, does this qualify as a fax modem? In other words, what signifies a fax ...
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Searching for a PCI standalone System [closed]

For a research project, I would like to have a PCI(e) card which is a full standalone system (own CPU, memory, sata bus, network interface, etc..) running Linux, but which can be deployed on another ...
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Are there any human-readable PCI slot management utilities for CentOS / Linux?

I'm looking for a method to determine, in a human-readable way, what kind of PCI device is in which slot on a computer running Linux or a derivative. lspci is somewhat cryptic and impenetrable, and ...
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Are all peripherals directly connected to system bus?

System bus has control, address and data buses, as we can see in this picture I think the front-side bus and memory bus is directly on the system bus, but what about the PCIExpress and PCI buses, ...
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mSATA drive swap for Wireless card

I was doing some cleaning of my older Acer Aspire 3860 laptop and noticed that my wireless card looks alot like an mSATA drive. I have not been inside laptops too often (clean, add RAM) but never ...
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PCI Express BAR memory mapping basic understanding

I am trying to understand how PCI Express works so i can write a windows driver that can read and write to a custom PCI Express device with no on-board memory. I understand that the Base Address ...
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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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1-2 controller cards in system: How to initialize onboard controller first?

I have an older mobo in my system whose Promise PDC20376 onboard controller sometimes causes minor problems when other external cards (bus is good ol' PCI) are present and the onboard one gets ...
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Cannot setup PCI Passthrough for display adapter in VirtualBox

VirtualBox supports PCI Passthrough and I'm trying to attach my graphics card to the guest OS (host is Windows Server 2012 and guest is Windows 8.1 Professional - so they should both work with the ...
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What is the PCI card that tells you what's wrong with the computer?

First, I'm not sure if this is the correct place, so apologies for that. Second, I want to know how to easily identify the hardware faults. I heard about this PCI card that when connected to the PC ...