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Is the video card PCIe compatible? I just assumed that by its age that it would be a standard PCI. I was wrong. Allan

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System features of HP xw4400 Workstation on official HP web site state:

Expansion Slot
6 slots: 1 PCI Express (x16) Graphics slot, 1 PCI Express (x16 mechanically, x4 electrically), 1 PCI Express (x1) and 3 full-length legacy PCI slots

So it should work fine with modern PCIe graphic cards

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Is the hp a1330n usb 3.0 compatible? Mine doesn't even have the "pci-e" mini slots for plugging in a usb 3.0 card. Is my only option is replacing the motherboard with one that has pci-e slots?


- You can use PCIe x16 slot (if using onboard graphics adapter) and PCIe/USB 3.0 card (data transfer rates up to 5 Gbit/s, i.e. 10x faster than USB 2.0).
- Or use PCI/USB 3.0 card (for legacy PCI slots to support the USB 3.0 standard), which allows data transfer rates up to 1.3 Gbit/s (3x faster than USB 2.0).
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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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Ml350 g5


Most current high-performance graphics cards (GPUs) are PCI Express (PCIe) cards. The others use the "legacy" standard known as AGP.

ML350 G5 has PCIe slots, but they are x4 or at most x8 variety: most high-performance GPUs require a PCIe x16 slot. Of course, PCIe cards are supposed to work with lower-bandwidth slots too, but that limits the performance of the card. I would not expect high-performance GPU manufacturers to do much testing with limited-performance configurations, so you would easily find yourself in the land of "unsupported".

PCI-X is a faster/wider version of PCI for servers: I don't know of any common high-performance graphics card that would use a PCI-X slot.

PCI-X is backwards compatible with plain old PCI, but I would not call any PCI graphics card "high performance" today.

Most high-performance GPUs also require more current than a standard PCIe slot can supply. That necessitates an extra power feed from the PSU to the card, but such a power feed is not often available in server-style machines.

Trying to convert a rack-mount server into a graphics monster machine is like trying to adapt a Formula-1 car for a gravel-road rally: different roles call for different designs.

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Can i put 1gb video card to my RC410m-L


im in the car forum , why is this here?
i truly dont know....... but if true, answers will be hard to find.


that RC4 card is old and slow....
id computers too, and can answer.
the card you have , uses what is called a buss.
what you do is , read the mobo spec for you PC
and find which expansion slots you have.
then match the video card to that slot.
some E-machines (warmart junk) have no slot.
msi page, (home) shows
One PCI Express x 16 slot. (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• One PCI Express x 1 slot. (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant)
• Two 32-bit v2.2 Master PCI bus slots. (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface)

so you have these slots.
find a video car that 1 one of those bus, connectors.
and if said video car , needs special, power connectors
your old power supply will not do that. its too old.
go to geek squad, they know the ropes.
ask them for options
better, ask and say why you need to change video on such
an old slow machine.?

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What kind of graphic cards work with Pvm900m


http://www.mercury-pc.com/product-detail.php?link=p-mainboards&subtitle=Mainboard&productid=748

Specifications > Expansion Slots > PCI Express x16

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

PCI EXPRESS 2.0

"PCIe 2.0 motherboard slots are fully backward compatible with PCIe v1.x cards. PCIe 2.0 cards are also generally backward compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1. Overall, graphic cards or motherboards designed for v2.0 will work with the other being v1.1 or v1.0a."

-> PCIe 2.0 graphics cards are ALSO -> Backward Compatible <- with PCIe 1.0, or 1.1 motherboards.......

-> Using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1

[ PCI Express 2.0 = 500MegaByte per Second, per lane data rate.
PCI Express 1.0 and 1.1 = 250MB/s, per lane data rate.

PCI Express 2.0 = 5.0GigaByte per Second transfer rate
PCI Express 1.0 and 1.1 = 2.5GB/s transfer rate

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Need a new video card, what kind will it take?


The D400-A PCs's were unfortunately made before the PCIe specs became standard. Almost none of the newer video cards will work, but I was lucky enough to find an nVidia GeForce 9400GT 1GB card that fits standard PCI. Be careful shopping for one online, make sure the product details state that it is the PCI version of the card, not the PCIe version.

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I have the Board ASUS P5VDC-MX. And I wonder that there is no pci-e slot, but in the information there is written:"this board is pci-e (16x) ready".... is it right ? Can i use a pci-e (16x) video...


No, you can't use a PCIe x16 card in any of the slots on the P5VDC-MX board. A PCIe x16 card can't fit into the PCIe x1 slot. Attempting to force a PCIe x16 card into the PCIe X1 slot will break the card or bend the pins. A PCIe x1 card will work in a PCIe x4, x8 or x16 slot, though. Similarly, the AGP and PCI slots are not compatible with the PCIe x16 card design.

I wish that I had better news for you.

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How can i tell the difference between pci slots and pcie slots


The Peripheral Component Interconnect or more commonly known as PCI is a standard for connecting a lot of devices inside your computer to extend its capabilities. Devices like sound cards, modems, NIC, TV Tuners, and some video cards have at some point or another have used the PCI port.
PCI express ( PCI-E ) is a much improved version in terms of speed. PCIe uses a serial interface instead of the old parallel interface used by PCI. It also utilizes individual buses for each of the devices connected to it instead of a shared one like what PCI uses. The difference in speed is quite huge when comparing the standard PCI slot which runs at 133MB/s to a 16 slot PCIe that can send or receive up to 16GB/s.

The most common use for PCIe nowadays is with graphics cards which benefits hugely from the huge bandwidth provided by the interface.
1. PCIe is much faster compared to PCI.
2. PCIe uses a serial interface while PCI uses a parallel interface.
3. PCIe speed is classified into lanes, each capable of delivering up to 1GB/s data transfer.
4. PCI slots are standardized while PCIe slots vary depending on the number of lanes the slot is intended for.
5. Despite PCIe superiority, most manufacturers still use the PCI standard for their devices.

Unlike PCI slots which are the same size for all devices, PCIe slots can differ depending on which form factor it accepts. The longest would be the 16 lane slot and understandably, the shortest is for the x1 devices.

I hope this much information is enough for you to understand the difference between both of them. If you need any more help let me know.. !

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PCI is the older, slower format, PCIe is newer and faster, but your system MUST support PCIe or it won't work.
So easy option is to find if your system supports PCIe and then get whichever is suitable.

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this is the video card that compatible to your motherboard 
1* PCIe x16, 1* PCIe x1, 2* PCI


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