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I have an Intek DG45ID motherboard, installed a Fasttrak TX4650 RAID card in the PCI-X x1 slot. The motherboard does not get past the BIOS post in the boot process, just after showing the boot options a green line appears at the top of the screen and the PC freezes. Take out the card and the PC boots normally. Put in another RAID card and it boot fine, only this other RAID card does not allow for RAID 5, thus my option of buying the Fasttrak controller, which apparently does not work. Might there be any incompatibility issues? I have a Quad Core Q9650 processor, 8 GB RAM, and am running Windows 7 64 bit version. The motherboard is configured for RAID 0 for the 2 OS disks, for speed, and I want to have an extra 4 x 2 TB disks running RAID 5 for my data,

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It seems that the card might be faulty. If there were incompatibility problems, they would normally show up under the operating system (Windows, Linux, etc), not during the booting process.
From your description, I suspect that the card's BIOS is corrupt. Try getting a replacement under warranty and see if the new card works normally (it should).

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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.

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

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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 -
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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.

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

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

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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.
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For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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Its not easy to recomend any specific, it all depends of what you needs are.

Just make sure that the card you upgrade with is for an pci express slot.
A verry good GPU coast around 150-200 euros, a top GPU card cost 400-600 euros
There are ATI cards and there are Nvidia cards, both will suit with your MoBo as long as they are for pci express.

Good luck with your new card M8!

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