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PCIe slot not working in XPS 8500

Q: PCIe slot not working in XPS 8500

I have a double slot AMD HD 7700 GPU. Card came with my XPS 8500 and has been working great for years. I normally run video to the monitor via the HDMI port on this card. Couple of weeks ago I received notice of an update from AMD. During installation the screen blanked. Since it was a video-related update I thought this normal. It was late so went to bed. Next morning still no video. I tried the DVI port on the card, still no video. Finally plugged into the VGA port on the systems board so I could see what was going on - finally I had video. I've worked with AMD tech support for the last two weeks. Updated all C++ apps, Net Framework, etc., still nothing. Uninstalled and reinstalled drivers multiple times, still nothing. GPU shows as working normally in device manager. In desperation I decided to try the card in an old XPS 420 I have. To my amazement, it worked. I then took the AMD HD 2600 from the 420 and tried it in the PCIe slot on the 8500, no video. So, I now seem to be left with a non-operating PCIe slot. I've read several posts that in some systems the PCIe can be turned off in BIOS. I have A12 on this machine I have not found such a command. I did enable multiple monitors while in the BIOS. I've run the full Dell diagnostic suite, everything checks out 100%.
Before I do something more drastic I'm wondering if there something simple I'm overlooking?

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Preferred Solution: PCIe slot not working in XPS 8500

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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Equpiment involved:

Biostar Geforce 6100-M9 Motherboard
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS GPU
Another old crappy known working GPU

Yesterday I came home from university with all my stuff, including my PC. When I got back, I set everything back up as normal, and the screen did not show. First thing I did was check all my cables were in right, and after it still did not work, I opened up my case and resat the GPU - still no luck.

I took out the 8800 and put in my old graphics card that I know works into the slot and still got nothing. I then plugged in to my onboard graphics and the screen showed up.

Now that I can actually see the screen, I checked the BIOS for any changes, such as maybe disabling the PCIe slot, or changing it to the onboard graphics, but nothing had changed.

The weird thing is that I then changed it so that it used the onboard graphics by default, and plugged the 8800 back in, and still didn't get the screen up. It seems to be that whenever something is in the PCIe slot, the screen doesn't display.

I took the 8800 back out, and booted up into windows using onboard graphics. I updated my chipset drivers, and also flashed the BIOS with the latest firmware I could find for the motherboard - still got the same problems.

So any ideas guys?

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How do I test the PSU? Is it just a case of replacing it with a known working one and seeing if that solves the problem?

Maybe something else worth noting is that my PC had been randomly crashing mid-game (mostly CSS) and sometimes when using Reaper (audio-editing software) before this happened...

I really hope I don't need to RMA the motherboard I don't want to miss weeks of Easter with no decent PC to use!

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I have an Asus P5N-E-SLI motherboard which has 2 PCIEx16 and 1 PCIEx1 slots. One of the x16 slots (blue) has my video card in it. The x1 slot has a PCIE 2.0 hard drive controller. I just purchased a USB 3.0 controller which is also x1. Since there is only one x1 slot, I put it into the other x16 slot (black), with no response. I tried the HD controller in the x16 slot and it, too, did not work. The video card is too wide to try in the black x16 slot to test if the slot is bad but nothing seems to work in the black x16 slot.
My understanding is that I CAN put a x1 card into a x16 slot and it should work, correct? If that is the case, is there some setting somewhere that has the black x16 slot disabled? I looked through the BIOS but there is only an Enable or Disable setting for USB, with no distinction between slots.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: PCIE slot not working on Asus P5N-E-SLI

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I currently have Motherboard Asus P5B-Plus Vista edition which has
1 x PCI-E x16, 3 x PCI-E x1, 3 x PCI 2.2

I plan to build a data server with this motherboard and buy Promise Supertrak EX8350 which is PCI-E x4 Raid controller card.

My question is. Instead of buying a new motherboard that has PCI-E x4 slot.
Can I just install the PCI-E x4 Raid controller card into PCI-E x16 slot which is normally for video card? And Just buy a cheap regular PCI video card for PCI 2.2 slot?

Hopefully someone could help me with this and I thank you in advance.

A:PCIe x4 Raid controller card into PCIe x16 slot

The 4X card has the long edge connector for the socket I assume, then yes. I have a second x16/4 slot that, iirc, they say will work as a 4x slot. That said, do they make a PCIE x1 videocard for the short slot?

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Hi all

I have H61M-ITX board with 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)

I wan to install there PCI Express x 4 card:

I made clean Win XP SP3 install + all MB drivers on top. After I inserted pcie x4 card and boot up. Win XP didn't detect the card (though leds on card are blinking from periodically)

I then tied LAN adapter I have to check if all is fine with MB. I took this one:

same behaviour - system doesn't see it but if I plug eth cable then leds on lan card blink.

please tell me what is wrong I do? I checked bios for anything related to PCIe and found nothing.

A:PCIe x4 card doesn't run in PCIe x16 slot

Have you tried updating your Intel chipset drivers? They can be found at Intel.com in the download center. They would have updates for the PCIe drivers and other assorted H61 chipset features.

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Hello guys, i'm having a bit of trouble with my Sound Blaster Xfi Fatal1ty titanium, the issue is as follows:

There's a huge heat sink that prevents the card fitting properly into the single pcie x1 slot on my board, so what i rly would like to know is if it is possible to have it working on a pcie x4, risk free ofc. I've done a few searches on this forum and i've read it is possible but i rly want to be sure before doing anything. Another doubt i have is if i need to make any changes on my bios cuz i'm not sure if pcie x1 and pcie x4 slots work on the same power specs.

Thx to all in advance

A:Pcie x1 sound card in Pcie x4 slot?

If the card performs in a PCIe x4 slot, it should be ok... I don't think you will damage anything

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Hi I am looking to build a thin mini itx motherboard pc with dedicated graphics for gaming and I could only find motherboards with a pcie 3.0 x4 slot. I found an x4 to x16 riser but I don't know if it works as I have not been able to find any examples of such a thing. I want to use a GTX 1050 TI with it. I would like to know if this is possible. I am new to PC hardware and am quite confused. if I can't run a 1050 TI can you please list some alternatives. Thank you

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I want to buy an SSD drive for this laptop, but do not know what the protocol supports slot M2 and therefore can not determine the SSD model.

I want to buy an SSD drive in this laptop

A:inspiron 7778: M2 SSD slot: PCIe x2? PCIe x4?

The 7778 (Skylake version) is SATA - not PCIe.  

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I am planning to upgrade my video card. I saw this one from Nvidia. Geforce GTS 450. I checked the specs and i saw the "bus" and it says PCI-E 2.0 x 16. My motherboard(Asus P5G41T-MLX3) has PCIe x16. I also have researched that the PCIE is backward compatible meaning the GTS 450 is compatible with my mobo. Now, my question is, will my mobo which has pcie 1.1 only be a bottleneck for GTS 450? if so, what video will you recommend so i can play new games like need for speed shift 2 unleashed?

A:pcie 2.0 video card on pcie 1.1 slot

I don't think different versions would bottleneck that much that you could notice.. What are your system specs and what resolution are you willing to play it?

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Here is something I recently found out. I have tired this and it works.

You can use a PCIe x1 card, or a PCIe x4 card in a PCIe x16 slot. They work fine. So if you think you are short of PCI-e slots, you may not be. A shorter PCIe card works fine in a longer slot.

On PCIe X1, X4 and X16 slots, the first 18 pins are all wired the same, so as long as the PCI-Express card fits in the PCI-Express slot, it should work.

This is not the case for the legacy PCI (32-bit, non-express) slots, that are not PCI-Express. Those are not compatable with PCIe cards.
Picture of assorted PCIe and PCI slots.

The top four slots, in the picture above, are, from the top to bottom,
PCIe x4 slot , PCIe x16 slot, PCIe x1 slot and another PCIe x16 slot. A PCIe card that can physically fit in any of these slots will work, even if it doesn't fill the entire slot.

The bottom, 5th slot, is a PCI legacy (32-bit) slot. PCIe (express) cards will not work in this slot. It only accepts legacy PCI cards.

Here is the PCI-Express page on Wikipedia showing pinouts, etc.
PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube Video showing PCIe X1 card in a PCIe X16 slot.
x1, x4 pci Cards Fit Into x16 pci-e Slot - YouTube

Here are links to discussions on this subject at Tom's Hardware.

"Can I install a PCI-e x1 Wireless network card in a PCI-e x16 slot?"



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A:Using a PCIe x1 card in a PCIe x16 slot

It's been like that since the beginning of PCIex !!!

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If I buy a video card thats PCIe x16 2.0 and plug it into a PCIe x16 slot will the card run?

A:PCIe x16 2.0 work in a PCIe x16 Slot?

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Hello All, I'm looking under the hood of my 1st gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and I'm trying to identify the PCIe slots.  In particular, the following page states that I should have 2 PCI Express Mini slots:  https://support.lenovo.com/au/en/solutions/pd027202 Now I see the WLAN card and the WWAN card, and my natural assumption is that these are both in PCIe ports, but on closer inspection I see that the WLAN card's slot is only 19mm wide, whereas the WWAN card is the standard 26mm width of normal PCIe Mini ports. This raises some questions:  1. Is the WLAN connected to a proprietary slot, or is this just a different type of PCIe standard?  2. If the WLAN is connected to a proprietary slot, where is my second PCIe slot? Any help would greatly be appreciated. Regards,Adam Zebrowski-az  

A:Why is my WLAN card slot narrower than my WWAN card slot (PCIe mini)?

On closer inspection, it looks like my SSD connects to a similar-looking slot as my WLAN card.  I guess this means my WLAN card uses a SATA connection or something? I normally work with desktop PCs, so I'm unfamiliar with a lot of these laptop hardware standards. Regards,Adam Zebrowski-az- 

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Running Windows 7 on my XPS 8500 and decided to ditch integrated audio for an Asus Xonar DSX PCIe sound card. The instructions clearly recommend disabling integrated audio in bios first, but I insisted on disregarding. Inserted sound card, then installed driver CD. Wouldn't recognize sound card. Soooo, I disabled integrated audio in bios and reinstalled the driver CD. Magically, the Xonar DSX worked like a charm. Lesson learned!

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I was hoping to boot from the SD card a live linux, but it appears there may not be a way to do this?  If it's not possible, is there a way to boot from a small portion of the regular drive, then load into the sd card? Basically I don't want to have a USB slot being taken up by a drive and the SD card slot is just really convienent. 

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 and it has a PCIe x16 slot on the motherboard. I want to know if this slot is a 1.0a or a 1.1 and if a PCIe 2.0 x16 GPU will work in that slot.

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SSD 540mb is the fastest your going to go no matter what you do using your SSD connection . M.2 3000mb read 1500mb write using the PCIe x16 lane. Now the ? if you use a M.2 NGFF PCIe X1 riser card for your M.2 on your PCIe X1 will you get the 3000mb 1500mb or 540 SSD speed. Because in theory your still using the PCIe lanes and not the SSD connection on the board. I really want to know the answer to this because after 35 years of doing pc work i've never tested this out. TIA to all who help

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my PC is works just fine except for when I'm gaming, then it crashes after a couple of minutes. i have replaced the PSU and GPU, tested my ram and CPU for errors, and they passed. detached any unnecessary components but after all that it still doesn't work. does this mean i have a bad motherboard?

A:bad pcie slot?

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Ok so this is my first post here so hey guys!

I have been having trouble figuring out what the problem with my setup is. The computer will freeze, give me a BSOD and restart without warning. This only happens when playing games, namely WoW. At first I thought it was the PSU, i tried switching it out with my roommates (who has not had this problem) and the blue screens still continued. So I finally thought I had figured it out when I took out my video card (radeon x1300) and used the onboard graphics. No more restarts...no problems whatsoever, except for the poor performance of onboard graphics of course.

So today I received a new x1650 pro in the mail and I rush to install it, missing the performance greatly. Well an hour or so into playing...bam, blue screen again, same exact situation as the previous setup.

So could this be a bad motherboard, or PCIe slot? The system performs flawlessly with onboard graphics, and will perform fine with the video card, it will just randomly blue screen and restart about once every couple hours when playing games.

My System:

Mobo: BioStar Geforce 6100, using the nforce 410 sb
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939
RAM: (2) 512mb pc3200 ultra
PSU: 450w no name brand im guessing...came with case
Vid Card: first was Asus x1300, second try is sapphire x1650 pro

Well guys, sorry for the long winded first post, but I think I got all the info in there, hopefully someone can offer me some insight.

- Daniel

A:Bad PCIe Slot?

I'll bet your cheapo generic PSU is failing.... also test your RAM with memtest 86+..

replace your PSU.

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Hi guys,

I recently added a second monitor to my computer. Upon the initial boot up, my PC would get stuck at the windows logo screen and go nowhere. (x1900xtx ATI card, ASUS A8n SLI Mobo)

So then I began trouble shooting:

took off the new monitor
reseated the card
power cycle
check wires
a 2nd pcie card was used in the main pcie slot and still bad but works on secondary.

it wouldnt even boot up in safe mode when the graphics card was installed in the primary PCIE slot.

So I took the video card and installed it in the secondary pcie slot and everything works fine as if nothing is wrong.

for good measure, i place the video card back in the primary PCIe slot and the still get the same behavior where it would not boot into windows.
I am staring to think my motherboard is bad. Do you guys agree? Do you think there are other things I can do to really pin point it's my motherboard?

A:bad PCIe slot?

I could be wrong but I seem to remember a manual switch on the motherboard for the second pci-e slot. If not then I believe you are right about the board and incidentally I also believe that baord was mass produced but had a myriad of issues so to get this much use out of it is a miracle.

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My System Specifications:

Motherboard : Intel DG965 RY
Ram: 1 GB
160 GB HDD ( seagate ) 7200RPM
PCI Express

Now here is my problem with the AGP card couple of months back everything was running perfectly fine.

But all of a sudden my AGP card has started malfunctioning ........this has started when i updated the ATI drivers
when i was playing NFS prostreet it gave me Blue screen and i thought its a problem with operating system and i reinstalled windows Vista.... then it worked fine for a month now againg the same thing has started ....when i connect my monitor to AGP slot it stays on desktop for 2-3 minutes and computer shutsdown....now i am running my computer on onboard VGA....
can anyone help is the AGP gone bad or the PCIE slot has gone bad.......
note: fan on my AGP is spinning normally

A:can anyone help is the AGP gone bad or the PCIE slot has gone bad

I believe you answered your own question with this statement: "this has started when i updated the ATI drivers"

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Is there any way i can install a graphics card on my motherboard?The motherboard does't have a PCIE slot. 

A:PCIE slot

@MikeNampui?, welcome to the forum. I can't find any specs for your computer.  The only information that I can find is the End of Life Disassembly instructions.  If you have a USB port on it, you can possible use a USB video adapter.  I am not certain that this would be any better than the integrated video, however.  It sounds like you are not satisfied with the integrated video performance.

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I've made a thread about the mini PCIe slot on the Ultra Small Form Factor DC7800 and using an SSD. Apparently this slot can't be used for that, but what about the mini PCIe slot used with a USB 3.0 adapter such as this one..http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124123&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KN... I know space is a concern, but can the slot accept such an expansion card?

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Hi friends,

I am not a computer savvy and all I wanted to know what is PCI, PCle x16, PCle x1 slot. As, my mother board had came up with these facilities and I don't know what the use of this slots and how can they helpful for me. So need a detailed explanation over these structures.

Has my mother board has 1 x PCle x16 slot
1 x PCle x1 slot
2 x PCI slots

A:About PCI and PCIe x16 slot

The PCIe x16 slot is for GPUs, it is the highest bandwidth of them all. I can explain more later, I am in a rush now.

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Can my PCIe x16 slot have a problem that causes it to not work with my video card driver, but still give a video output with Windows' generic VGA driver?

I have been having video problems for a while now. With my video card in my x16 slot, I get no input to my monitor after Windows loads my video driver. This happens with XP(32) and Vista (64). Everything worked fine immediately after building the machine, but not after I replaced the IDE optical drive with a SATA one. I thought that caused the problem somehow, because at the time I hadn't installed an ACHI driver with Windows. After a bunch of troubleshooting including installing XP with the AHCI driver and Vista64, I am at the point where XP is reinstalled with just the IDE DVD drive. I switched the card to my x8 slot and it works with the driver installed.
(System details as shown at icon above.)

A:Solved: Bad PCIe slot???

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im using the hp g1 280 mT it has a power supply of 180w. My question is what is the power draw from the graphics card slot and if it is a pcie2.0 or pcie 3.0. im asking this because i have  a 1050ti and it uses only 75watts and nothing more to be more specific it uses 74.5w max i havent yet put it in. im just wondering if it will work with my  pc.

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Hey, Im looking at the speccs for my G50-80 notebook with a U3E1 motherboard and under the PCI Data tab it tells me that there are a total of 5 slot options where as 2 of them are in use and 3 are still available, one of which is a PCI-e x4 connection. I've previously opened up my notebook and as far as I could tell there were only 2 visible connections, one was a unused ribbon cable connector and the other one was, i assume due to placement, the unsoldered SATA-slimline connection. What I want to know, is there some kind of schematic for my motherboard that could help me locate these connections on the board?I don't care if I have to solder connections to it myself, I just need to know where I can find these ports on the physical board. I'm also curious to which generation of PCI-e the connections are running, since there seem to be no mention of them in the manual, again i assume its due to not having connection sockets soldered to them by default. It would also be useful to know if these slots are affected by the BIOS peripheral white-list. Hgran

Keep calm and keep tweaking! - "It's still stable." is just another way of saying "I'm a coward!"

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It seems that every new motherboard has at least one pcie x1 slot on it. But I don' know what you can use it for. Does anyone know what kind of components will fit into this type of slot?

A:what is a pcie x1 slot good for?

Basically it's the Latest advancement in Video Cards .
Said to be better then AGP or original PCI cards.
Go to ati.com for more details.

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Hello, I have some Optilex XE's that I'm setting up and would like to know what Wifi Cards are compatible with the internal PCIE 2x slot.  It appears to be locked down to a specific card.  When I put a Wifi card in there, it comes up as Unknown in the BIOS, and the OS doesn't see it.  When I move the card to SLOT1, the PCIE x16 slot, it works and the OS can see it.  Searching support with the service tag comes up with nothing useful.  Also please note, this is not a mini port, it's a regular 2x port.  So a mini pcie card will not work.  -Matt

A:Optiplex XE PCIE Slot 6

What form factor?
The manual says it's a PCI-e x1 slot not "2x" that you indicated. So if you're actually using an x2 card, it's not going to work.
And the bus is only PCI Express 1.1, so any x1 card has be backward compatible with PCi-e 1.1, if that's possible.
What about using a USB WiFi dongle?

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Hey everyone... thanks in advance for helpful information...

Well, to start, here are my specs:

Dell XPS Gen 5
3.4Ghz Pentium 4HT
Dell mobo: DP/N DH688
460W PSU
1Ghz DDR2 Kingston RAM 800Mhz
500Gb SATA WesternDigital HDD
?!? PCI ELSA ERazor 4Mb GPU ?!?

Also, a tested and working GeForce 6800PCIe card which I am trying to install...

Here is the situation:

I came across this beast from a friends parents. They were getting rid of it after a new laptop purchase. Said they couldn't get it to start anymore. They had stripped everything from it, so... after an HDD, stick of ram, and a PCI video card (no onboard video), I had this thing rippin' in about an hour. I used it for while as is, then decided to try and upgrade the GPU.

The problem...:

As soon as I plug in the power to the PSU, the system revvs, as if starting to boot, but then stops immediately. It continues to do this in 2 second intervals, similar to an engine trying to turn over.. During this time, everything starts up... every fan, HDD, the GPU fan... but does not continue to boot. No beeps or anything. As soon as the PCIe slot is vacated, the systems boot perfectly with no problems. That obviously narrows the problem. I know there is power to the PCIe slot, as the fan spins during the revving. Could something be shorting out? Is the slot toast? New motherboard? I'm stumped...

Anyways, any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been struggling with this for a couple months now. Can'... Read more

A:PLEASE HELP!!! PCIe slot issues?

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Hello all,

I searched but did not find any threads on a USB 3.0 card. So if I missed one just hit me over the head okay.

Now for the question, I see lots of back panel USB 3.0 cards for PCIe slots. But can you plug that card into a PCI-Ex16 slot AND have it work? Or will they only work on a PCI-Ex1 slot? Reason being I am looking at buying an MSI 990FXA-GD80 MoBo. I want to use the second card slot(X16) for my video card, the fifth card slot (PCI) for my TV tuner card and the bottom seventh card slot(X16) for the USB 3.0 card. Since this MoBo only has two rear panel USB 3.0 connectors I am wanting to add a few more. This arrangement will leave lots of room for air flow between cards. If I put the video card at the bottom slot it will be right on top of my PSU and I don't want that.

Also, any recommendations on which USB 3.0 card to get? The more ports the better.

Thanks, Bruce

A:USB 3.0 PCIe card in x16 slot?

Hi there LindenBruce

Yes, you can.
It will not occupy all lanes, but it will function PROPERLY.
That was a very common question when PCI-e was first introduced.

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My P50 M.2 comes with a SATA SSD which I am thinking of upgrading to PCIE SSD. Would it be possible?

Go to Solution.

A:P50 M.2 Slot for both PCIE SSD and SATA SSD?

Yes. Actually, if you chose the 512GB M.2 SSD when ordering, it's the Samsung PCIE version.

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This is my pcie slot (dell inspiron 3250)

what is my pcie slot?? 16x? 2.0 or 3.0?? 25w or 75W (its length is ~8,8cm). i can't find information about it in dell website?
i am planning to install a gtx 1050mini, of course i'll purchase a new psu for this card,but it requires a 75w pcie slot.THAT IS THE PROBLEM
i find that 3650 now can fit gtx 1050, that means 3650 has pcie 75w right?? so the same with my 3250??

A:what is my pcie slot power (25w or 75W)???

There's no way you're going to put a 75W card on that board and in that case.
You need a very low-power (25W or less) video card for it.

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does my laptop have extra pci e slot that is free my laptop hp pavilion g6 1242se

A:Extra Pcie slot

Unlikely most Laptops have Pci e Mini slot 1x Used for Network Controller ..

Take it this would be for Graphics Upgrade ... Not really worth trying ..
How ever below is an interesting Project ...
How to make an external laptop graphics adaptor | News | TechRadar

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im using the hp g1 280 mT it has a power supply of 180w. My question is what is the power draw from the graphics card slot and if it is a pcie2.0 or pcie 3.0. im asking this because i have  a 1050ti and it uses only 75watts and nothing more to be more specific it uses 74.5w max i havent yet put it in. im just wondering if it will work with my  pc.

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i know their backwards compatible. but what will decrease in its performance memory bandwith?, clock speed?, memory speed?, shader cores?

i have a palit geforce 210 pcie 2.0 TO BE placed in a 1.0a pcie slot mobo

A:what will decrease if a pcie 2.0 gpu is placed in a 1.0a slot

Hello nfsworldrace,

The difference is the bus bandwidth speed that a PCI-E 2.0 and 1.0a can handle. Going to a 1.0a will reduce the performance of the graphics card due the smaller bus speed of 1.0a.

PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PCI-E 2.0 = about 4 Gbit/s max (500 MB/s)

PCE-E 1.0a = about 250 MB/s max (2 Gbit/s)

Hope this helps,

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i got a dell optiplex 780 series that i upgraded with a 430w psu with a+12v rail of 32Amp
and an evga gtx 650 but when i plug it in the pcie slot the fan of the card runs when i power on but the card doesnt display a thing on the screen(dell e2010h)
I upgraded my bios to A15 but that didnt help either 
i tested the card on an optiplex 380 and it was working perfectly with the settings of the bio at default
so am puzzled what could be the problem?????

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I've seen many graphic cards and motherboards coming out this year. They support PCIe. I heard that PCIe slot is faster than AGP slot.

There are at least 3 slots of PCIe on many modern motherboards I've seen. (probably 1x,4x, 16x)
- I'm wondering what devices or hardware would use PCIe slot beside the graphic cards?
- Why modern motherboards (today) give you 3 or 4 slots of PCIe?
(Graphic card (single) would only need one slot of it.)
Sound card/modem/etc still use PCI slot, aren't they?
- Anyone knows any motherboard that gives you PCIe slots (2 or 3) and also more than 3 PCI slots? (mostly, I found only 3 PCI slots and PCIe slot on many motherboards)

Thank you for answers...


My thoughts

This "new" PCI-E name is very confuseing and hasn't lured me to update my
Motherboard,cpu and video card yet in order to find out.
I think it's just a way to sell new motherboards and video cards.
My 8x AGP 9600 XT will do for now.
I have yet to see anyone overwelled with their new PCI-X video.
Lets here from some.

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I currently am running a Asus EN8800GT and have been for some time. However the PCIe X16 slot on my Foxconn motherboard says in the manual that is is a PCIe X16 (signal x1)...this concerns me.

Am I getting the full potential out of my vid card? Or is my PCIe slot restricting some of it's potential due to the signal x1 thing as I'm not sure what that means.

Would it be worth it to upgrade my mother board? I am also running 3gb ddr2 667 if it makes a difference.


A:Question regarding PCIe Slot

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Hi there, New to the forum here.I am planning to buy an edge 91z all-in-one computer in order to install my ExpressCard audio card in it. Since the 91z has some mini Pcie slots (I think used for wireless lan and ssd drives) would it be possible to add my audio ExpressCard  interface (through an ExpressCard to mini Pciw interface card that I would need to buy) into one of these mini Pcie slots? 

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I have a Foxconn 2ABF (CPU 1) motherboard. Which pcie x16 slot do I have?

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A:Do I have a Pcie Express x16 2.0 or 1.0 slot?

 Hi,   The motherboard of your computer with Intel H61 chipset is PCI Express 2.0 http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03369990 http://ark.intel.com/es/products/52806/Intel-BD82H61-PCH Compatibilidad con PCINo Legacy PCIRevisión de PCI Express2.0

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Yesterday I installed a Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme ssd into a Dell E7270
Older configuration was with a sandisk regular sata 3 ssd. After replacement did a bios reset twice, once factory reset, once custom. (I left sata on ahci.)
I chose to install windows 10 pro x64 by using the uefi/gpt methode. Legacy options off.
Installation went without a problem. Afterwards I installed the Samsung nvme driver
Also the Samsung magician software. It reports a link speed 8Gbps (is ok), link width 16 Gbps (should be 32?) .
Is there a way to change the pcie link width from 2x to 4x? I thought this ultrabook did support x4.
E7270 i5 6300U, 16gb ddr4, Samsung 950 pro 256
comment would be appreciated :-)  Thanks in advance!

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I want to upgrade my pc with a new graphics card (specifically the GTX750Ti) And i need to know what version my PCIE Express is 1.0 2.0 or 3.0 ?(That i currently have my GT730 in)   I would really appreciate an answer, because if i don't get one then I don't know what to do.

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I have a Targa computer for repair which was giving no signal to the screen from the Pciex card, if I connected to the onboard adapter everything worked fine.
I replaced the card with a new one but the new card is not recognised by the pc and no signal to the screen, I tried a third card but the same applies. If I connected the monitor and booted up with either card in it would boot into windows but the new card is not detected.
I am beginning to think that the PCIex slot has failed which means a new mobo, the mobo is an ASUS IPN73-BA.
Do you thonk that the slot has failed or should I look at something else before I condemn the mobo.

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I am fairly green when it comes to computers, so I apologize if my termanoligy is a little off.
I recently purchased a Dell Dimension E310 and the current integrated graphics card is not cutting it for Flight Simulator X, so I purchased an ATI Radeon X 1600 Pro PCIe graphics card, as my research indicates, it is supposed to work for this computer, but it doesn't seem to fit in the slot. Am I loosing my mind or is there something that I have overlooked. Please help.


A:ATI Radeon X 1600 Pro PCIe won`t fit in slot?

Do you want the bad news or the...... bad news.....

Your system does not have a PCIe x16 slot, nor does it have an AGP slot.

Your options for upgrading your graphics are extremely limited on that system. You can ONLY use PCI or PCIx1 graphics (not PCI-e x16).

Umm.... Welcome to Techspot? Wish it was with better news. So it goes with Dell....

Here is a good thread outlining your graphics card options for your PCI slot: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51437.html

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I purchased a Desktop HP PC about 6 or 7 years ago. It has a very first version of PCI Express slot. After a year of owning it, I upgraded the video card and powersupply. After five years the card that I replaced in it just recently pooped out on me. So now I purchased a PCI Express 2.1 video card last night from a certain website. It's been charged to my credit card and is on its way tomorrow morning.

It seems as if 80% of the google search results in other forums indicate that it will work...but others argue it won't...

I realize that it won't operate at its fullest potential because of the older slot, and it being 2.1.....which I am okay with.

So my question is...Did I just purchase a card that is not going to work? I am only looking for something that will be good enough to watch videos and such...no gaming...

Here is the PC: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c00280666

Here is the Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131338

Thanks fellas...

A:PCI Express 2.1 in older PCIe x16 Slot?

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Does M.2 slot in thinkpad X240 support PCIe?I've try to search in product ref and service manual, but can't find if it support PCIe or not. it only state SSD. as far as I know, M.2 SSD can be SATA or PCIe I would like to know if my laptop works with eGPU. does it could use a PE4L-PM3N or PE4H-PM3N mPCIe setup?

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