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What version of PCI express is my slot? PCI Express x16 does that equal to PCIE 1 or 2?

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Hi,

I think PCI Express x16 Equals PCI e 1. I am sure, it does not Equal PCI e 2 at 8X speed.

Check your motherboard's chipset. Only a few high-end chipsets likeIntel's X-38, X-48, Nvidia's 780i, 790i and AMD's 780G, 790X and 790FXsupport PCIe 2.0.

Use cpuz to check your motherboard/chipset:
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Current PCIe 2.0 high-end cards are backward compatible with PCIe 1.1.It is just that the fast dual GPU cards could get bottlenecked by a x16PCIe 1.1 slot.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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How can I install a PCIe video card to the riser on an IBM Thinkcentre A-52 computer?


John,

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/default.page?

In the list under the bold red Guides and Manuals subheading,
click on Hardware maintenance manuals.

Click on the blue -> [+] Click for files

Now click on the blue -> Hardware Maintenance Manual
(Above - 41d4550.pdf / 8.53MB )

This is a PDF file. May take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

At the top of the PDF file is the PDF file page number box. It is to the right of the Down Arrow.
If you know the page you want you can go to it page, by page, using the Down Arrow, or you can do this;

1) Put your mouse cursor in the PDF file page number box.
Left-click once.
(Anything in page number box is now highlighted in Blue)

2) Type the page number.
3) Press the Enter key.

Also at the top is the Zoom In icon, ( + ), and the Zoom Out icon,
( - ).
Clicking on the Zoom In icon increases the view size.
Clicking on the Zoom Out icon decreases the view size.

Go to Page 263.

The Riser Card, or 'Daughter Card', is supposed to have
ONE -> PCI-Express x16 slot.
(Riser card is pointed out by the number 12 )

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-60400

Scroll the page down. Look under the bold subheading - Slots

"Slot 1: full length, x16 (16 Lane) PCI Express (graphics only)"

However it also states,

"Slot 2: half-length, x1 (1 Lane) PCI Express
Slot 3: half-length, PCI
Slot 4: half-length, PCI"

Hmmmm, okay, let's look at the 'Daughter Card',

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Thinkcentre-S51-A52-PCI-PCI-e-x1-Riser-Card-/300562298930

Scroll the page down to the bottom to the photo.

The long white expansion slot on top is a PCI slot,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCI_Slots_Digon3.JPG

The black 'slot' underneath, is a combo of PCI-Express type expansion slots.

Looking at the contact pins;
A PCI-Express x1 expansion card, would fit in the slot all the way to the right, in the photo.

See the details printed in-between the white PCI slot, and the black slot underneath?

"PCIe x1 - ADD2 - R SLOT"

PCI Express x1 card - Add to the Right Slot

Means to me the entire slot, is used for a PCI-Express x16 graphics card.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCIExpress.jpg

The top Yellow slot is an example of a PCI-Express x4 slot.
Next slot down is an example of a PCI-Express x16 slot.
Next slot down is a PCI-Express x1 slot.
Next slot down is a PCI-Express x16 slot.
The last example is a PCI slot.

[Note* Color does not matter of the slots ]

From my perspective of looking at the photo for the Riser Card, I see the PCI-Express x16 slot, (Black), as being too wide in the middle.

Do not see that the gold plated contact pins of the PCI-Express graphics card, will make good contact with the contact pins, in that Black slot.

Haven't worked on a 'Pizza-Box' style of desktop computer in YEARS, so I am kinda' out of the loop.

IF, a PCI-Express graphics card does indeed make good contact, I suggest using a Low Profile one.

Just one example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1380614&CatId=3669

Post back in a Comment, John.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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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>

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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


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    * 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.
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It 'must be a [16x PCIe] card!" the "lowercase" (e) = Express.
Important!: It "must fix the {Form Factor} of your Desktop!"
Meaning: "The "Dimensions" in (inches)
Go to the "Website" below.
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This is an example of a PCI Express Card:
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!Important: "Take a 'moment to rate the help', so I can get 'credit' for the work.

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Click here for "Manual: http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15054/eng/DG965SS_TechProdSpec.pdf

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Can I My motherboard support a PCI video card?


Hi there.
Your motherboard will support both kinds of Video card.
PCI is quite old and is only supported up to 128MB of video memory.
PCI Express is new technology and is by far the best card that you can buy giving you the best graphics experience and can support up to 1GB of graphics memory making it good for gaming.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

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Hi there.
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You have a choice between ATI or Nvidia graphics cards and your system should support up to 1GB of graphics memory.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

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That mobo is here"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138090

It says it has a PCIe x16 slot, so really good graphics cards running on PCIe x16 will work on it.

This is a list of the PCI express x16 cards you can buy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%201069609641&name=PCI%20Express%20x16

Generally the more they cost the better the performance but that is another story =)

If you wanna to hit me up with your full PC specs of CPU, RAM, Windows version, etc, i could recommend cards for certain games.

It also has PCI so older and less powerful PCI cards can likely be used.

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