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Compaq s4100nx pci vs pci-express

I have compared the slots to a manual and it appears to be a PCI slot with one divider on the front side. The graphics card i am looking at has slots on the contact row in the front and back. My modem card (existing) also has a slot where the contacts are as well as where the divider is. So the modem card and the potential graphics card visually match.

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Ok fine then you can buy the graphics card ...
while buying just confirm with the buyer that your configuration matches the graphics card which you are buying ....

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My asus p5nsli has no graphics soket on board but has got a sater in the place it should be can you tell me wot lead i nead thanks


Asus P5NSLI mobo?

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5NSLI/#specifications

Supposed to have two expansion slots for PCI Express graphics cards.

If the Blue one is used ONLY, it is PCI Express X16

When two -> SLI-Ready <- PCI Express cards are plugged into the Black PCI Express slot, and the Blue PCI Express slot; the Black PCI Express slot operates at x8.

PCI Express x8

The Blue PCI Express slot does also. PCI Express x8.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

Motherboard User's Manual download page,

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5NSLI/#download

Scroll the page down using the Right side bar; then scroll down the inner scroll bar to the English version of the manual,

P5N-SLI User Manual for English Edition (E2234)
4.46Mbytes -> 2007.06.12
Click on the blue Global

[PDF file form. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on Global it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

Hover your mouse cursor at the bottom/middle, and the ghosted out navigation guide will appear.
Go all the way to the right, and click on the Adobe PDF icon.
When you hover your mouse cursor over it, Show Adobe Reader toolbar, will briefly appear.

Click on the Zoom In ( + ) icon at the top to Increase the view size; Zoom Out ( - ) icon to decrease ]

1.8.6 Two PCI Express x16 slots -
Page 24 for the PDF file; Page 1-24 for the actual manual page.

So you're stating that one of the PCI Express slots are gone?
Just solder blobs where it should be?
Reply in a Comment.

Both PCI Express expansion slots are gone?

There are still the white PCI expansion slots. Not ANYWHERE as good, but any of them can be used for a PCI graphics card.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 08, 2012 | ASUS P5NSLI (0610839134670) Motherboard

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


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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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Hi Is there a PCI Express slot on the motherboard MSI K9VGM-V I see 2 PCI slots and another white slot above is this for a PCI Video card THANKS


Hi,
On your MSI K9VGM-V, you do have a PCI-Express x16 slot, which is used for most video cards now days. You can see the full slot diagram on the picture below.
adebelius_5.jpg
The one for the video card is labeled: PCI Express x16 Slot
Hope this helps. If it does, please accept and rate the solution! Contact me with any more questions you may have. Thanks for using FixYa!

May 24, 2011 | MSI K9VGM-V Motherboard

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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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My packard bell imedia 3064 computer uses an nec ms-6786 board. does this support AGP or PCI Express for graphics card?


Open the case, and inspect the motherboard.

You should see a few PCI slots (usually WHITE-coloured)
that are identical in shape and location.

You might see one more slot that is offset from the location of the PCI slots, but about the same length of slot.
This will either be an AGP slot, or a PCI-Express slot.

Look at the silk-screened labels near the slot;
it should identify the slot as AGP or PCI-Express.

Aug 25, 2010 | NEC Motherboards

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Are the connections on my P4B533 PCI or PCI express & should I install a new viedo card in theagp slot or?


Sorry, you only have 6 PCI slots and one AGP slot. None of the slots are PCI Express. For some general dimensions of PCI Express slots, look at the this picture.

Dec 31, 2009 | ASUS P4B533 Motherboard

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Want to upgrade the video card but dont know where to start. are the three expansion slots at the bottom of the board used to expand drivers like the video?


Hi there.
Seeing as the graphics on that board are integrated Intel Extreme Graphics and the board does not have PCI Express or AGP slots then you can use one of the 3 PCI expansion slots to install a video card.
The largest PCI graphics card I've seen is a 512MB card and that was not cheap as the latest video slots are PCI Express.
It will however free up essential system memory which is always a good thing.


Regards

Jun 11, 2009 | Intel D845GVSR Motherboard

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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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Adding the correct video card for compaq s4100nx


check whether your motherboard have the PCI EXPRESS slot or the AGP slot ...

actually PCI slots will be available in all pc s ... this PCI EXPRESS SLOT OR AGP SLOT will be smaller than the PCI slot ...

so correctly have a check....

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Apr 13, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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Reply to my motherboard


It looks like your trying to install a PCI Graphics Adapter. If that is the case, I would try the PCI Graphics Adapter any Slot other than Slot 1 or Slot 2. That is unless, your PCI Graphics Adapter Card is a PCI Express, then that must be installed in Slot 1, if the Board supports it. If the PCI Graphics Adapter is a PCI-I Card then it must be installed in Slot 2.

Check AMD's site, they have or already implemented standards on their support chips. The standard, as I understand it, is Slot 1 - PCI Express, Slot 2 - PCI-I, if you're using those Slot for PCI Graphics Adapter.

It should be possible to use those Slots (1 & 2) for any PCI Cards that is not a PCI Graphics Adapter, be careful, I have not checked that out. Those do not handshake as Video Adapter, so the PCI card should not be thrown or overdriven, the PCI-Express and PCI-I, to my knowledge is only for Grahpics Adapters, should that be different, then Slot 1 for only PCI Express Cards and Slot 2 for only PCI-I Cards.

Me, for now, Slot 1 for Express, Slot 2 for PCI-I, and the rest of the Slot for all else. If your PCI Graphics Adapter is not an Express or PCI-I, install in any Slot other than Slot 1 or Slot 2.

Dec 14, 2007 | EliteGroup (ECS 915PL-A2) Motherboard

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