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I have an Intel DH67BL motherboard. Will a Half Mini PCIe card work in one of the PCI Express 2.0 slots? For example, the following product which is a PCIe Half Mini Card:

http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/centrino-wireless-n-1030-brief.pdf

The reason I ask is that I want to add Bluetooth connectivity to the system via a non-USB method as USB bluetooth is proving unreliable.

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  • No; It won't; That device will only work with Half-Mini PCI-E slots. – Ramhound May 6 '15 at 15:09
  • Even though the size/layout of the pins on the device appears to be the same as the two slots on the board (components B/C as illustrated in the PDF at the motherboard link)? – Chris May 6 '15 at 15:12
  • Appearing to be identical and being identical are two different things. There are aparently adapters that exist. – Ramhound May 6 '15 at 15:21
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It will if you use an adapter:

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Search your favorite computer parts site for "Mini-PCIe to PCIe Adapter".

If it's a half-height Mini-PCIe card, you may need to use tape to secure it to the adapter.

AFAIK there is no difference between a half-height Mini-PCIe card and a full-height one, other than the space provided in the chassis or adapter to mount it. I am finding hits on "Mini PCI Express half- to full-size adapter" if you'd rather not use tape.

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