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How do I tell if my computer has a free PCI slot?

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2009-01-24 09:24:35

You will have to open your computer and look inside your case. In 95% of motherboards, PCI slots will be white.

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It is the computer port that was superseeded by the PCI-Express slot.


PCI cards are devices that are connected to a computer via a PCI slot.


PCI is used for many things like extra subport for your computer like if you have a PCI express card for Graphics, your computer will be able to use it and have better graphics for gaming or but there so many things you can put into a PCI slot but there are different sizes of PCI slot and they are: PCI X1 PCI X16 PCI Express which is all used for about everything if you have those you can make your computer awesome


Its either shorter than pci or longer than pci and agp Its either shorter than pci or longer than pci and agp Its either shorter than pci or longer than pci and agp


No. Not at all. Any computer, including any notebook, can have internal PCI slots and no external PCMCIA or PC Card slots.


The main difference is the length of the slot. Generally speaking, PCI slot is more longer than PCI express slot.. The PCI express is the latest version of PCI. it is more powerful and can receive more frequency than PCI


Peripheral Component Interconnect



no, a pci express card (PCI-E) will not fit into a PCI slot, their "plugs" are two different shapes and configurations. in addition, the PCI slot will not be fast enough to handle a PCI-E card


A 32-bit PCI slot has 62 pins. A 64-bit PCI slot has 94 pins.


A PCI slot is used for Graphic cards and other expansions such as PCI based modems.


The HP a1230n does not have a dedicated graphics card slot. It has three PCI slots and one PCI Express slot. Any of these could be used for a graphics card (the PCI Express is the best option) or other peripherals.


The PCI slot is faster. Offer mayor speed because the PCI use more faster BUSes and new architectures. The PCI EXPRESS is the newest version of the PCI architecture.


it will be written in the upper left hand corner of the cardYou can also tell by the location of the notches on the bottom of the card.A notch in a PCI slot distinguishes between a 5-V slot and a 3.3-V slot. A Universal PCI card can use either a 3.3-V or 5-V slot and contains both notches. Conventional PCI now has four types of slots and six possible PCI card configurations to use these slots.


NO. If you have a pci-x slot, probably it is a server, and you want to upgrade your graphics card, you can buy a PCI card and plug it into your PCI-X slot. It should work probably.


YES, the pci express 2x16 backward compatible with the pci express x16 slot.


Install the PCI card into a standard PCI slot, not an AGP slot which is older or a PCI express slot which is newer. The ATA/66 card will naturally fit with the correct slot. Once it is installed, turn on the computer. Depending on the operating system, it should auto-detect the hardware and potentially install the driver. Otherwise, do a simple search for the correct driver.


it will work in pci express 1.0 slot


No. An AGP slot is both physically and electrically different from a PCI slot.


when looking at a Motherboard the slots are usually as follows: 4-8 inch cream coloured slot is usually a 32 or 64 bit PCI slot Long 8 inch Blank slot is a ISA slot (not many around these days) A Short 2-3 inch black slot is usually a PCI Express slot (usually PC less than 2 years old will have these)


Yes. It must be a card capable of running on a PCI slot. Check with newegg.com and use an advanced search with a PCI interface. NOT PCI Express.


The purpose of the PCI slot is to add expansion cards such as a modem card, or a network card.


No, PCI Cards will not fit on PCI-E slots


No. Connector, shape, size, signals every thing is different in the PCI and AGP standards. - Neeraj


As long as you have the expansion slot (PCI, APG, PCI-Ex) available; Yes you can.



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