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Wireless network adapter

I want to install a WNA in my HD but obviously the pin arrangement on the card has to match pin arrangement on one of the available PCI slots.
Is it simply a visual evaluation to see if the PCI slot will receive the card or is there a more scientific approach to this?
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Pci slots are all similar except for pci-x16 and x1 of course but it shold be a simple process of slotting the card into a free pci slot and then letting the os recognize it.

hope this helps

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  • Depth 7.6 in
  • Height 1.4 in
  • Localization United States
  • Desktop type Budget desktop system , Small-form-factor PC
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  • Max Supported Qty 1
Cache Memory
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  • Installed Size 512 KB
  • Cache Per Processor 512 KB
Mainboard
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  • Data bus speed 667 MHz
Environmental Parameters
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RAM
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  • Technology DDR2 SDRAM
  • Memory Speed 667 MHz
  • Configuration Features 1 x 2 GB
Storage Controller
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  • Storage controller interface channel qty 1
Storage Controller (2nd)
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Storage
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  • Hard Drive 1 x 160 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm
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  • Hard Drive (3rd) None
Optical Storage
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Optical Storage (2nd)
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Storage Removable
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Monitor
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Graphics Controller
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  • Digital Video Standard High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Audio Output
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Telecom
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Audio Input
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Networking
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