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Old 06-02-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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Forgive me for asking what is likely a commonly asked question, as I am new to this forum. Will a PCI card work in a PCI-Express slot? If so, is any one type of PCI card better suited for a PCI-Express slot? For example, would a PCI sound card be better suited for a PCI-Express slot than, say, a PCI wireless network card? Thank you very much for the information.

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Forgive me for asking what is likely a commonly asked question, as I am new to this forum. Will a PCI card work in a PCI-Express slot? If so, is any one type of PCI card better suited for a PCI-Express slot? For example, would a PCI sound card be better suited for a PCI-Express slot than, say, a PCI wireless network card? Thank you very much for the information.

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Short answer ... No.

64-bit PCI slots will take a traditional PCI card (which are 32 bit). But, PCI Express is a whole different animal.

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But are PCI-Express graphics cards compatible with PCI-X? I heard somewhere this was the case, can't recall otoh. -t2l
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No PCI x is another term for PCI 64 > http://darkness.codefu.org/wordpress/2005/08/19/201
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