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GA-8I915PL-G PCIe x1 Slot Issues

Hi, We have a PCIe x1 Controller Card, that does not come up in PCIe x1 Slots (both slots) on this motherboard. We find that we dont see that the PLL does not lock. It may be cause of the clock is not there or the clock is not clean. However, the same card comes up on x16 slot on the same motherboard. Any help on this is appreciated. Regards, Purna

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Try switching the BIOS setting from AUTO select to manual and force the setting there

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How to add a card

open the case up then pull a slot out of the case then put it in put screw in card slot then power up then put in drivers for card

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PCI slots

<b><span>Most</span> <span>ATX</span></b> <span>motherboards</span> <span>provide</span> <span>at least</span> <span>four PCI</span> <span>slots</span> <span>for</span> <span>expansion</span><span>.</span> <span>Although</span> <span>these</span> <span>standard</span> <span>PCI</span> <span>slots</span> <span>for expansion</span> <span>cards</span> <span>usually</span> <span>available</span><span>, such as sound</span> <span>cards</span> <span>and Ethernet</span> <span>cards</span> <span>are</span> <span>faster</span> <i><span>PCI</span> <span>Express</span></i> <span>(</span><span>PCIe</span><span>)</span> <span>also appear</span> <span>on most</span> <span>boards</span> <span>public</span><span>.</span> <span>PCIe</span> <span>distinguish</span> <span>between them</span><span>, but</span> <span>the number</span> <span>of</span> <span>links</span> <span>or</span> <span>channels</span><span>,</span> <span>they claim</span><span>.</span> <span>For</span> <span>example</span><span>, one</span> <span>PCIe</span> <span>x16</span> <span>offers</span> <span>greater</span> <span>bandwidth of a</span><b> <span>PCIe</span></b> <span>x1</span> <span>slot</span><span>.</span> <span>(</span><span>can</span> <span>only transmit</span> <span>one</span> <span>channel</span> <span>2.5</span> <span>Gbit</span> <span>/</span> <span>s in</span> <span>each</span> <span>direction</span><span>.</span><span>)</span> <span>Therefore,</span> <span>PCIe</span> <span>x16</span> <span>graphics</span> <span>cards</span> <span>use</span> <span>as</span> <span>an Ethernet</span> <span>card</span> <span>can</span> <span>use</span> <span>x1</span><span>.</span> <span>All</span> <span>expansion</span> <span>cards that you</span> <span>use</span><span>, you must</span><span>, be compatible with the specific slot types, of course.</span><span></span>

on Jan 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Is there a soundcard for the t3604 with a output mixer on it

The eMachines T3604 desktop computer uses an Intel 945GCL motherboard,

(No, not advertising. Just a good photo of the motherboard, if you slightly scroll down)

Look at the chart below the photo of the mobo. (MOtherBOard)
Expansion Capabilities:

A) Two PCI slots (Two PCI Conventional bus connectors. Long white slots)

B) One PCI Express x1 bus add-in card connector.

(PCI Express x1 slot. The longer PCI-Express x16 slot is on top.
Then the two long white PCI slots. Then the shorter black PCI-Express x1 slot)

You can use a Sound Card in an available white PCI slot, or if the black PCI-Express x1 slot is open.

Yes, I know, I'm getting to it, lol!

The Onboard Audio -> Intel High Definition Audio, doesn't have an output mixer feature.

My onboard audio - Realtek, (And on an Intel mobo), does.

[ Intel 915G (Southlake) motherboard.
Has a Realtek audio chip, ALC860. I use the Realtek Audio Manager. Has Sound Effects, and an equalizer.
What happened from the Intel 915G to the Intel 945GCL INTEL?
Sheesh! ]

Suggest this if you have an open, available PCI slot,

This, if you only have the PCI Express x1 slot open,

I don't recommend a USB sound card, but you may,

(Usually only 16-bit.
Plugs into a USB port where the contacts are not gold plated, as on a PCI sound card, or PCI-Express x1 sound card.
I'm old school, and probably need to evolve ; )

Plus use Virtual DJ,

Mixing Tips;





Jun 24, 2012 | eMachines T3604 PC Desktop

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New motherboard GA-p67x-ud3-b3 no video on boot

  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
    * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
    * The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
  3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    (All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  4. 2 x PCI slots

Apr 29, 2012 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

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Hi. I have a P8H67 ASUS mother board. it has two PCI 16 Express slots. the first slot is Blue and second slot is black. When I put my 1 GIG DDR2 9500 GT graphic card in the first slot, it gives me 3 beeps...

There are 4 types of expansion slots on this motherboard.
The expansion slots on this motherboard are as follows.
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI

Sep 03, 2011 | ASUS US P8H67M PRO Desktop Motherboard...

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Can I use a GeForce 210 PCIe 2.0 x16 video card on the P5VDC-MX PCIe x1 slot?

hi'' usually video cards are plug and play , unplug first unit then check the slot and if its ok to fit the card .then start on.

Jul 13, 2011 | ASUS P5VDC-MX Motherboard

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Video card compatable

If you're looking for what type of video card would be compatible with this motherboard:

According to the specifications for this particular motherboard, it has one (1) PCI-E x16 slot, one (1) PCI-E x1 slot, and two (2) PCI slots. When shopping for a video card, simply look at the detailed specifications of the card and make sure that it fits into one of these three types of slots. As long as it fits either a PCI-E x16, PCI-E x1, or PCI slot, it should be compatible with the motherboard.

As a general rule, the vast majority of video cards these days are made to fit PCI-E x16 slots, so you shouldn't have much trouble finding one that'll work with your board.

Mar 08, 2011 | ASUS motherboard P5S-MX SE LGA775 SiS671FX...

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I have the Board ASUS P5VDC-MX. And I wonder that there is no pci-e slot, but in the information there is written:"this board is pci-e (16x) ready".... is it right ? Can i use a pci-e (16x) video...

No, you can't use a PCIe x16 card in any of the slots on the P5VDC-MX board. A PCIe x16 card can't fit into the PCIe x1 slot. Attempting to force a PCIe x16 card into the PCIe X1 slot will break the card or bend the pins. A PCIe x1 card will work in a PCIe x4, x8 or x16 slot, though. Similarly, the AGP and PCI slots are not compatible with the PCIe x16 card design.

I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells

Aug 19, 2017 | ASUS P5VDC-MX (P5VDCMXGREEN) Motherboard

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How many PCI slots available with DELL desktop

Mostly of all kinds of motherboard have 3 PCI slot an 1 PCIe slot. But there are some have more than that.

Aug 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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I need help choosing a video card - part 2

PCI is the older, slower format, PCIe is newer and faster, but your system MUST support PCIe or it won't work.
So easy option is to find if your system supports PCIe and then get whichever is suitable.

May 13, 2009 | Intel D101GGC Motherboard

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