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Old 11-28-2005, 01:30 AM   #1
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This is probably a bad question but can a PCI-E card go into just a PCI slot. what the difference between them? I hope this isn't to stupid of a question.
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:56 AM   #2
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No, PCI-e will absolutely not fit in a regular PCI slot. Two different technology is being used. The difference is the speed each one can support and the fact that PCI-e can use SLi support to share GPU performance. That's the general basics.
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Old 11-28-2005, 02:43 AM   #3
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Don't worry, lots of people get confused between PCI-X (or more commonly known as PCI) and PCI-E.

No, a PCI-E card will not fit into a PCI slot. They're different sizes, and like TRDCorolla said, they're completely different technologies.

Infomation for PCI-Express:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

Information for PCI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-X

Like I always say, "When in doubt, always use Wikipedia."
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:25 AM   #4
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Hmm, I wonder if AGP will be converted so that sound cards and all that would work in them, in which, would kick PCI
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