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HI,
Just open the computer case and reseat the video card . everything should work fine . Over time some times the connectors of the video card may become oxidised. Check and reseat . Post back in case you need more help.


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Use of PCI-e x16 slot for non-video card


...........................................!O_O!...........................................................

WHY would you want to do that?

There is a PCI-Express x1 slot on the motherboard.
Black in color, and in-between the black PCI-Express x16 slot, and a white PCI slot.

Use the PCI-E x1 RAID adapter card in the PCI-E x1 slot, and a PCI-Express graphics card in the PCI-E x16 slot. Sheesh!

A PCI-Express slot is not an evolved PCI slot.
Completely different technologies.

PCI uses a shared Parallel bus architecture, while PCI-Express is based on Serial point-to-point.

So your idea of how to 'fix' your problem, is to use a PCI-E x1 card in a PCI-Express x16 slot, and a PCI graphics card in a PCI slot?

Completely backwards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

PCI-Express x16 slot uses the same lanes from the Northbridge, as the OnBoard video?

UTTER NONSENSE!

The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-SPEED Graphics.

HIGH-SPEED graphics is the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) technology, and the PCI-Express technology.

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

The PCI bus is one of those slower capabilities handled by the Southbridge chip.

The PCI bus is also a shared bus. This slows data down.
The AGP bus, and PCI-Express bus are Not shared. They also have a direct link to the Northbridge chip.

The PCI Bus has to go through the Southbridge chip, which has to go through the Internal Bus, THEN to the Northbridge chip.

OnBoard video, or Integrated Graphics, uses the PCI bus.
When you inserted the PCI-E x1 RAID card in the PCI-Express x16 slot, and a PCI graphics card in the PCI slot, BIOS just assigned another IRQ for the PCI-Express x16 slot.
(Interrupt Request)

No fancy technology going on there.

Backwards technology going on with a PCI-Express x1 card in a PCI-Express x16 slot, though.

I do not concur, and do not think that is a good solution, Kevin.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 24, 2012 | Gateway Foxconn C51GU01 Motherboard

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I need a new netowork adapter in Gateway GT5674


All over the place. What you need is a PCI Ethernet Card,

Gateway Support > GT5674 Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/PC/R/1015322R/1015322Rnv.shtml

In the list click on Components.
Scroll down to the bold black subheading - Motherboards
Click on the blue -
4006254R - ECS MCP61PM - GM AM2 mATX Motherboard

Main top view of your motherboard, and as you will see it in your computer.
View the long White PCI expansion slot. Indicated by the letter R.
Also view the two shorter white expansion slots, indicated by the letter Q.

These two are PCI -Express x1 expansion slots.

IF, the PCI slot is occupied, you can use a PCI-Express x1 slot, if available.

The long white PCI slot uses a PCI Ethernet Card.
One example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=763637&CatId=1175

If it is PCI-Express x1 slot you have available, use an example like this, a PCI-Express x1 Ethernet Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2543350&CatId=2380

The long Black connector, above the shorter white PCI-Express x1 slots, is a PCI-Express x16 connector.

It is ONLY used for a graphics card.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 14, 2012 | Gateway GT5674 Desktop PC

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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,

http://www.ascendtech.us/intel-d945gcl-1066fsb-ddr2-pcie-x16-sata_i_mb4intd945gcl.aspx

(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,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4459743&CatId=2771

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

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=420799&CatId=2771

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

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5344879&CatId=2771

(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,

http://www.virtualdj.com/download/free.html

Mixing Tips;

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkGAFTXidKs&feature=related

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ62zoVIKB4&feature=related

3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn6nsXpX7bU&feature=related

Regards,
joecoolvette


Jun 24, 2012 | eMachines T3604 PC Desktop

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What Wireless card to buy


A version that is Wireless N.

You can install a Wireless N adapter card in any available (Open)
white PCI slot, or use a Wireless N adapter that plugs into any available USB port.

1) Dell Support > Studio XPS 8100 Desktop PC > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio8100/en/sm/index.htm

I would like you to click on - Technical Overview

Now on System Board Components

The number 23 points to the white PCI slot.
The numbers 24 and 26 point to a PCI-Express x1 slot.

You can buy a Wireless N adapter card to fit either a PCI slot, or a PCI-Express x1 slot.

{NOTE* Number 27 points to a PCI-Express x16 slot.
This = NO.
This expansion slot is used for a graphics card, ONLY }

Examples of a Wireless N adapter card for a PCI slot, and a PCI-Express x1 slot,

A) PCI: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4389486&CatId=2701

B) PCI-Express x1:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=788312&CatId=2702

C) USB:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5079829&CatId=2688

Why use anything but a USB Wireless N adapter?
I don't know. They allow me to toot the whistle, but not drive the train.

Information on PCI, and PCI-Express;

PCI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_local_bus

PCI-Express:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 11, 2012 | Dell Studio Xps 8100 Desktop Computer

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My computer is displaying Alert! PCI Express card is operating in x1 mode. why?


Some Dell PC's PCI-E slot is version 1.0. New video cards are usually version
2.0 (maybe 1.1 or 1.0a ?). So they not work with 1.0 slot
at x16 speed and fall back to x1 speed automatically.

As far as I know there is no BIOS update, nor workaround to solve this
annoying behavior.

Jan 19, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Emachine t3626 internet port can it be replaced


Absolutely!

The Ethernet port on your eMachines is part of the motherboard.
It is attached directly to the motherboard.

The eMachines T3626 Desktop PC, is supposed to use an
ECS MCP61-P (AM2) motherboard. (Cannot verify)
(Elitegroup Computer Systems. (AM2) refers to the processor socket )

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MotherBoard-eMachines-T3626-T5062-T5234-W3622-/320528791641

(Also scroll down for a larger photo of the motherboard )

The Ethernet port is in the group signified by the letter A, on the left.
The group signified by the letter A, is in the I/O area.

Input/Output area. This is where Input, and Output devices are attached, TO the motherboard. (Using the motherboard's chipset)

Now look down the motherboard, to the two long white slots.
These are PCI slots. Signified by the letter I ( i )
If one of these slots is not being used, plug in an Ethernet Card, that is PCI.

If both of these PCI slots are being used, use the small white slot above them, signified by the letter H.

This is a PCI-Express x1 slot. If it is available, use it.
Use an Ethernet Card designed to fit, in a PCI-Express x1 slot.

Example;

PCI Ethernet Adapter Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=771339&CatId=1175

PCI-Express x1 Ethernet Adapter Card,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106033

[ Note*
The PCI-Express x16 slot that you have, (Orange in color, above the white PCI-Express x1 slot), is for a graphics card.

It is ONLY for a graphics card.
The PCI-Express x1 slot is NOT used for a graphics card ]

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
(If you would like the proper procedure for installing a Ethernet Adapter Card, in your eMachines T3626, also state in a Comment)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 19, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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What are the three expansion bus slots that are found on the mainboard?


  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) (Note 4)
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8) (Note 4)
  3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slot (All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  4. 2 x PCI slots
(Note 1) Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.
(Note 2) The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connector by adapter.
(Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported.
(Note 4) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot. The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When PCIEX8 is populated with a PCI Express graphics card, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
(Note 5) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
(Note 6) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.

Feb 23, 2011 | Gigabyte GA890GPAUD3H AM3 Socket 890GX ...

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PCI Express 2 have in this bord?


  • One PCI Express* x16 bus add-in card connector
  • Two PCI Express* x1 bus add-in card connectors
  • One PCI Conventional* bus add-in card connector

Oct 09, 2009 | Intel DG45ID Motherboard

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Want to buy graphic card having either PCI or PCI express x1 slot


Club3D has a 9500GT with 512MB on a PCI-e x1 slot, try looking around for it, it may be hard to find, it only launched this week and should cost around 75 euro or $110.

I hope this answers your question,
Yannick

Jul 12, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Tv card & Capture that support intel motherboard dg31pr


The Intel DG31PR motherboard has one PCI-Express x16 slot & two PCI slots. The motherboard also has 1 PCI-Express x1 slot.
You can use any of these slots. I am guessing you are using the PCI-Express x16 as you're primary video display. If you're not using the PCI-Express x16 slot & using the onboard graphics you could use anyone of these PCI-Express x1 capture cards.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=3493&name=PCI-Express-Video-Capture-Cards

For the PCI slot (Two whit in color). Any one of these.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1425&name=PCI-Video-Capture-Devices

Video capture devices include a learning curve. Do not expect to add one of these into you're system without reading the instructions. (I know little of this format). The PCI-E x1 will be faster than the PCI cards.
I hope you found this helpful!

Good Luck!
Mike

Jul 15, 2008 | Intel DG31PR Motherboard

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