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Adding Mini PCIE WiFi expansion card

Q: Adding Mini PCIE WiFi expansion card

Hi

My motherboard got a port called Mini PCIE. It looks similar to the standard PCIE port but is much smaller (I guess that's why it's called mini ) AND it appears to be tilted 90 degrees to the right if I'm right. So I would have to place the card vertically. Space seems to be limited. Of course I could be wrong on that.

Board type is MSI AM1i

Photo is below. The port in question is just next to the two SATA data ports. (actually on the left, in the second pictures)
I'd like to install a Wifi card there. Please tell me. How and where? Where am I supposed to place the antennas? Do you know any good cards? I didn't buy the card yet, only the motherboard

Thanks a lot

^^ The mini PCIE port is just above (again, next to the white-blue capacitors and left to the sata ports), and lies vertically in the picture with a number tag written to it

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A: Adding Mini PCIE WiFi expansion card

Hi ... The Link below should be of some help ...
MSI AM1I Review | AM1 Motherboard Review | Computer Shopper

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I was wondering if half-length PCIe and mini card PCIe are the same thing because I was planning on plugging in an external GPU.  Thank you for helping.

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Hi, New to the forum. I have an HP 450-A24 Slimline and would like to know if it is possible to install a 4 port USB 3.0 PCIe expansion card?  All I have been able to find out is that the expansion port has been used. Is there any way to still add 4 port USB 3.0 PCIe expansion card?   Thanks fror your help

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Probably a simple one but im stumped.

Have a SSDIII drive with OS installed via a USB3 4 port PCIe expansion card with SATAIII ports.

Master OS drive is installed and working fine on the drive however is not showing up in BIOS for autoboot, so I have to manually press ESC to enter boot menu and select the SSD drive to boot which works fine.

Have checked all the BIOS advanced boot up devices can see all hard drives, USB drives, CDROMs and external USB drives but not the relevant SATAIII drive. I am presuming its due to the fact its on an expansion card and have not found a solution please help.

Card installed : PCI Express Card USB 3.0 4-port VIA (Transcend Information TS-PDC3 Combo PCI-e Interface Card 2 x USB 3.0 2 x SATA III ) Transcend Information TS-PDC3 Combo PCI-e Interface Card 2 x USB 3.0 2 x SATA III: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Drive : OCZ Vertex 3 SataIII drive.

A:Windows7 SSDIII on PCIe expansion card not showing up in bios for boot

Plug the SSD into the first SATA port if you have one. Win7 is not meant to be installed on a USB drive.

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Hello, I'm looking to add more 3.0 usb's to my mother board.    It's on a HP 251-a244 Desktop with the Camphor2 mother board.  My question is where is the express pci card slot located.  I haven't open the case yet.  I'm looking online at the mother board and do not see it.  Any help would be appricated. Thanks,

A:Adding new USB 3.0 PCI Express Card where is the expansion s...

@Bgarr, welcome to the forum. There are no PCI Express slots on the motherboard.  Here is the only slot that is available: one PCI Express half-length mini card socket. Here is the Motherboard Specifications page. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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LaptopHP dv6 6140tx  please help be buying a better one of wifi adaptersMy lappy has the Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, which malfunctioned and i want to replace it with a better one that can receive much better signal. Also the adapter should be accompanied by a Bluetooth.Eg. My adapter Looks like the one below ( with 2 antennas ) 













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A:Want to replace my wifi mini PCIe(half) adapter

The numbers are the HP Part No and you have to order the part that way. A non-HP card even with the same chip will not work. All of the listed cards will work and all are better than what you have.

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I have a laptop INSPIRON E1705 with a WLAN card (p/n DW 1390) installed. I would like to replace it with a WiFi/Bluetooth combo card so I can have Bluetooth capability. What is the recommended card to buy that is compatible with Windows 10? 

A:Replace WiFi PCIe card with WiFi/Bluetooth combo card.

Given that there will be no antenna inside the system for bluetooth, you're better off with one of these:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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Hi! My AR5BXB63 wireless card in My MSI VR630 just failed. I'm thinking of purchasing a different mode, one which supports wireless n mode, like this.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/802-11n-Int...908?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0b96f4ec
My question is, that will this work in my laptop? I think it will, becasuse as far as I know, PCIE is a universal interface and it should support anything I plug into it whith the same interface. Though it is mentioned on the ebay page that it will only work with certain chipsets. Who is right then? Also, there is a wifi enable/disable button on my notebook, will that work? Or is that button the reason why this wireless card won't work with any chipset?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Mini PCIE wireless card compatibility

PCI-e IS universal, it will work with every MB, but your OS has to have drivers for it. Either built in, on the manufacturers website, or on windows update (I have Win 8 and it had no drivers for mine, so I had to use my power line adapter to supply internet to my computer for windows update to get the driver). So what I am saying is as long as you have a wired internet connection to use as an alternative then you should be fine.
 

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I want to know if its possible to connect and eGPU using the wireless mini pcie port.And also is my bios wwan whitelisted? Becausewhen I try to open bios it shows insydeh20. And I didn't find anything related to wireless card. Please help.

A:eGPU using wireless card mini pcie port

There are some external GPU docks avaiable that use the miniPCIe slot on laptop motherboards, however, this would most likely bottleneck the GPU as there's only one or two PCIe lanes on a miniPCIe slot as opposed to the 16 lanes on desktop boards.You would also need a seperate power supply to power the GPU.Of course you would also need to remove your wireless card, but since you'd be tethered to a desk with a GPU sitting on it, I'm guessing you'd just be connected to the internet with an ethernet cord.Depending on how cables can be routed, you may just have to leave the bottom of your laptop off. I've never had the opportunity to use one of those devices so I can't pass judgement, but there are several YouTube videos available demonstrating some of those devices (there are even versions for ExpressCard and miniSATA slots if I remember correctly). Also, I can't help you on the BIOS issue. You may just want to make a seperate topic about that to get exposure since the title of this topic doesn't reference your wireless issue.

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I am using a DC7900 USDT, I want to upgrade the hard drive with an SSD, I see a connector for PCIe mini cards; Can any one tell me if I can use it to connect a PCIe SSD if so what kind of SSD it has tobe?,  part number & manufacturer of this SSD

A:About the PCIe mini card connector (refer parts & service ma...

Hi, Are you talking abot this:             http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01563108.pdf No, it is not for SSD Regards.

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Hello,
I have a newly home built MSI AM1i motherboard and have it running fine with Windows 8.1. I am trying to expand the number of SATA ports it has (comes with only 2). The mobo has a mini-PCIe card slot.
I purchased a AsMedia 106x, 2-port, mini-PCIe card (had to use a ribbon-cable extender to get it connected).
That all appears to be fine. I struggled a bit with drivers, but eventually found a Windows 7 AsMedia 106x driver set. Loaded that, seems ok.
Problem: When I go to device mgr, it does not see the added 2-ports. When I first boot up, during the black-screen phase, it does report that the AsMedia device is loading and will actually find/name a hard drive that I attach to one of the new ports. It then almost looks like it will load windows, give the nice little blue windows 8 flag and just sits there. I can hear a drive cycle every 2-3 seconds, but nothing.
I eventually have to hit the power button to shut down. If I disconnect the drive added to the new card, it will start up. The AsMedia device looks to load during a black-screen phase, but reports no device found, and then loads Win 8 Correctly. When I get in, again, no SATA ports shown for the new device.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Mini-PCIe SATA-card is not recognized by MSI AM1i mobo

Usually the mini PCIe slot is reserved for Wireless Nic cards.

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Hello. I build this computer a year ago and upgraded slightly each time I had the chance. I upgraded to WINDOWS 10 and worked find for a while until my os corrupted and I then installed WINDOWS 7. I lost all my drivers but luckely i had the cds. But as I went to get my wifi card cd I couldnt find it. I tried looing everywhere but I couldnt find it. So i got my brothers laptop and googled my drivers but couldnt find them. Please help.

*Extra info*
On device manager i get the following values for the hardware ids
PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_5392&SUBSYS_53921814&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_5392&SUBSYS_53921814
PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_5392&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_5392&CC_0280

On multiple programs the device decription says "802.11n Wiresless LAN card"
Manufacture: Ralink Technology,Corp"
Please help asap. Can give more info if needed

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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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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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I am considering on purchasing a Gigabyte Z370 HD3P motherboard to start a new computer build. However, it lacks a PCIe x8. After a bit more research, I found a Gigabyte Z370 UD3H that had a PCIe x8. And, it would cost $100 more. However, It is only sold outside of the US. and Gigabyte would not say why. The Z370 UD3H also has Dual m.2 ports, a PCIe x16, PCIe x8, PCIe x4, and 3 x PCIe x1's However this board is only sold on Alibaba in China. I'm afraid of the expense of the cost of customer support if I have touble with the motherboard. I'm also trying to consider upgrades in the future. I use my computer primarily for eBay sales, accounting, photo collections and am considering on looking into gaming.

If I decide to go with the Gigabyte Z370 HD3P, am I giving up much to be without 1-PCIe x8?
 

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im planning to get an external GPU, im just wondering,
which should i get pcie adapter or pcie mini adapter?
which is commonly used?

actually im not sure about what im asking on this thread, can anybody explain if i got it all wrong?

A:What is the difference between PCIE & PCIE mini?

Could the "mini" actually be a "low profile" card? Slim design cases (also called compact cases) will not accept standard height cards and must use the "low profile" type.

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Hello people,
i got an Inspiron 15R 5537 and want to change the WiFi mini card that operates only in the 2.4 Ghz band with another that operates in dual band 2.4 and 5.0 Ghz. Is this possible? What parts are compatible with my device and where do i get them from? Below is my configuration:

555-BBCB : Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth v4.0

Part Number
Quantity
Description


C3Y4J
1
CARD (CIRCUIT), WIRELESS, HMC, DW1705BN, WORLD WIDE, FOXCONN


YXKRV
1
LABEL, REGULATORY, WIRELESS, DW1705, CSMB, WORLD WIDE

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guys this one has me stumped cold. Dell Inspiron laptop, very clean software wise, had original mini-card [internal] which could not detect any wifi networks - known good wifi AP's. All the windows checked showed the device working properly but I finally replaced it with one of the better "n" cards out there. Same thing all over again. Put it right next to a working AP, cannot detect a thing. Antennae is hooked up properly.

If I plug a good WIFI stick into USB, it works immediately, no drama.

I have no idea what is preventing this from detecting anything. What should I be looking for?

A:WLAN Mini-card Good, but cannot detect WIFI ??

Hi zapp22,

It appears that the 'Wireless Card' is currently 'Disabled'; please check its status in 'BIOS' and 'enable' it if needed. To access 'BIOS' you may follow the steps listed below:
- Power off the laptop > Power it back on and at 'Dell splash screen', repeatedly tap 'F 2 key' (BIOS screen should appear) > Usually 'Dell Inspiron' laptops have a 'category' named 'Advanced' > Ensure that WLAN is enabled > 'Save Settings' and 'Exit'
(Note: BIOS setup may vary based on different laptop models)

If the wireless card still does not detect any networks in 'Windows', try tapping <Function><F2> or only <F2> if the previous key combination does not work. This is the 'radio control' for the 'Wireless Card' installed in the system.

Hope this helps. Do reply with the finding; would be glad to assist.

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Hi Everyone
I have a pcg-grt100 that came with a b card --the unite can be upgraded even by me !!!!
???Is what make mini pci card (b/g) or (a/b/g) would you advise me to use
Thank you all for any info
 

A:Solved: Viao mini PCI wifi card upgrade

Well the A/B/G card is going to be faster if you have a receiver that is compatible with A.
 

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hello! Does anyone know what kind of screws i need to screw down a mini PCI WiFi card in my M92p Tiny, and where I can find these screws? Thank you so much.

A:M92p Tiny screws for mini PCI WiFi card

i had the same problem with the screw and i found it in chinatown,lenovo loves to make your life diffcult for sure,

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The version of 1397 WLan Mini-card is 4.176.75.21 (Driver date 01/10/2008), just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64.
It recognizes other wireless connections, but not mine. The router is TP-LINK TD-8951ND. I proved installing/ uninstalling the Mini-Card, updating drivers several times, run an online-dell diagnosis tool, and checking DeviceManager/Properties/Advanced to try with other antenna channels (Fragmentation Threshold, IBSS, Locally Administrated MAC Address, etc.) but nothing works, and I can not access via web the IP of the router.
Any suggestions?

A:Dell 1397 WLan Mini-card does not recognize particular wifi

Is your wireless connection open, or encrypted?  Newer versions of Windows won't connect to unencrypted wireless (by default).

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Hello All, I am new to the DELL world with a recent Optiplex 3050 mini tower PC, which is in need
of a wifi solution. This machine did not include wifi.
Any recommendations on a good/very good wifi card for this machine?
I have searched Intel wifi cards and may be interested in the 8265 ac with the desktop kit...
I will be installing this card myself, so any insight you all may have would be helpful. 

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My case has these two expansion ports in front, hidden behind removable plastic covers. There's metal grating over it (as you should be able to see below) but it looks like that could be snapped off really easily with a pair of pliers.

Here's a picture:
So, my question is, what can I put in these expansion ports? It looks like Zip drives and front-mounted USB ports would be too large. The only thing I can think of would be extra floppy drives, and who needs that in this day in age?
 

A:Solved: Mini Expansion Bays

these would also fit hdd's. Which is really what they are designed for. You can get 3 1/2" cards to go in them as well, such as front mounted usb, sound card outputs, etc. which is why they have the removeable metal and plastic covers. Yes if you wanted to, you could put a floppy drive in there as well
 

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hi,
i bought this device from ebay but the driver for it won't work on win xp or win 7, system does recoize the device but software won't load m,windows can not match device to software so it won't install the driver. can you help me with this problem.

A:150Mbps 150M Mini USB WiFi Wireless Adapter Network LAN Card 802.11n/g/b

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you happen to know the name of the driver?

It will be on the CD that came with the product.

Look on the CD for the driver and please reply with the name of the folder containing the driver.

It will be something like "RTL8188SU"

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hi,
i bought this device from ebay but the driver for it won't work on win xp or win 7, system does recoize the device but software won't load m,windows can not match device to software so it won't install the driver. can you help me with this problem.

A:150Mbps 150M Mini USB WiFi Wireless Adapter Network LAN Card 802.11n/g/b

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you happen to know the name of the driver?

It will be on the CD that came with the product.

Look on the CD for the driver and please reply with the name of the folder containing the driver.

It will be something like "RTL8188SU"

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is there any video ro good instructional on how to secure the pins into the card? I bought this months ago and had to reput one prong into it after my wifi connection was horrible.I guess stressing the laptop into different positions popped it out. Any 'correct' way to do this?Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 WiFi Bluetooth Half Mini Card http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-Bluetooth/dp/B00E7QGHE6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=tru...I dont have the time as a student to open my laptop like this, anyone reccomend a small, almost like the mice usb wifi dongle? I am in the next room from the router most of the time?

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I pulled the intel 5150 which is not compatible with windows 10.  Has anyone upgraded a T500 to Windows 10 and tested a wifi card or wifi/bluetooth card

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Hello!

I have a UAD Quad PCIe card (A card for music making, not a soundcard tho), which my computer can't find.

It has a LED light that indictates that it's getting power from the computer and so on.

System:
Windows 7 32bit Proffesional
Motherboard: Asus M4N68T
CPU: AMD Phenom 3Ghz (4x)
RAM: 4 GB
Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8600 GT

Anything else, just ask!

A:Computer Can't Find A PCIe Device (UAD 2 Quad PCIe Card)

Have you had a good look around in the bios settings? See if it's being seen there.

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For a Dell Precision T3600 (motherboard 08HPGT and 0PTTT9) the adapter works StarTech.com x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - for M.2 NGFF SSD - interface adapter - M.2 Card - PCIe x4 (Manufacturer Part Dell PEX4M2E1y Part #: A9406270)? Thank you very much.

A:StarTech.com x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - for M.2 NGFF SSD - interface adapter - M.2 Card - PCIe x4

It depends on what you plan to use it for.  It should work if your plan is to use the drives as storage devices.  It will not, however, work if your plan includes using the M.2 NVMe drives as boot devices - this system is too old to support booting from an NVMe device.

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Hi,

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.
NYSaint
 

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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Hello. I have a question.

Adding expansion cards (whether PCI or PCI-E cards) to a motherboard increase (more voltage, more power, more heat, and more stress) on:

A. Northbridge voltage controller?
B. Memory controller voltage?
C. Southbridge voltage controller?

For each of these above, does adding expansion cards impact any one of these? If so which ones? Please explain how they are impacted too.

Also, if you KNOW of ANOTHER hardware component or internal sub-component that is impacted with adding expansion cards, please let me know WHAT it is and HOW it is impacted.

Please reply.

Thank you!

A:By adding expansion cards to my MB affect voltage controllers?

Adding cards per se doesn't have any impact whatsoever on any of those components, providing of course that your PSU is capable of supplying the extra power required. If it isn't, or is already running at close to its rated capacity, then there could be issues. These can be easily rectified by fitting a PSU of sufficient capacity.

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is it possible to use the mini pci-e slot for an ssd or m.2 ssd and if so could you recommend one . hp p7-1017c desktop

A:ssd for mini pcie

hi. Your motherboard only supports wifi card and tv. In the minipcie ports, there are certain boards that if supported in their case would not be compatible with the SSD Mini PCIe. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p7-1000-Desktop-PC-series/5080737/model/5113173/docu... Regards.





? I do not work for HP, I volunteer.? To close the topic, check "accept as a solution" the correct answer or Thumb to say thank you.? I'm sorry but you do not answer questions privately.

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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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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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I'm strongly considering a P9X79 WS MOBO for the 40-48 PCIe lanes it has available (depending on who you are talking to; I want to run a GPU, an LSI Internal SATA/SAS 9211-8i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 RAID Controller Card, a couple of TV tuners and a WiFi card). Because of space constraints in the case, the graphics card has to be kept down to a certain length to keep it from getting into the HDDs (please don't suggest a larger case; I just don't have room for it not to mention I'm a handicapped senior citizenn and need to keep weight down as much as possible). The card at the top of my list is a MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16. Even though the MOBO's PCIe x16 slots are rated for PCIe 3.0, the most I can get on it is PCIe 2.0 because the only CPUs available for the LDA2011 socket on it, the Sandy Bridge E CPUs, will support only PCIe 2.0. An Ivy Bridge E for the 2011 socket won't be available until later this year, assuming Intel doesn't change their minds.

This PC will be used for office applications, basic photo editing, data storage (my books, music, movies ripped from DVDs and BDs, and personal reords), web surfing, listening to music, and watching movies (no gaming; I'm too old and slow). Although I'll initially just be running a single 22" monitor (1680 x x1050) and a 32" TV, I eventually want to replace the monitor with three 23" monitors (1920 x 1200). Would this graphics card be able to handle that load w... Read more

A:Running PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card on PCIe 2.0?

PCIe 3.0 is still irrelevant at this point, there is simply no current card that can effectively make use of the full bandwidth of 2.0 let alone 3.0. It is overrated and offers no real life performance advantage over 2.0. Running any PCIe 3.0 card in a PCIe 2.0 slot will not affect performance, the benefits of PCIe3.0 are only visible while running intensive applications with a multi-GPU setup.

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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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Hi all

I have H61M-ITX board with 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-ITX/

I wan to install there PCI Express x 4 card:
http://dektec.com/Products/PCIe/DTA-2144/index.asp

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:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=235&model=TG-3468

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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Well the subject says it all... Can I boot from a SSD if I install it in the open m90z's mini pcie slot? Thank you!Mike

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I have a mini pcie mSATA card that I want to use for a desktop of mine. Kingston sm200s3 60GB

I believe there are only 2 options.
1. SATA > SATA adapter > mSATA card
2. PCIe slot > PCI adapter > mSATA card.

As far as 2. goes; I have found a card that fits into a PCIe slot which has an input for the mSATA card.

I know that this is not the ideal way to hook up the card but I don't see any more options.

Which is there better way to go or what am I missing?

A:Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

Whatever has an mSATA interface for it will work.

From here SSD Kingston 60GB SM200S3/60G mSATA p/ Ultrabook,tablet - Atera Inform?tica

its a SATA 3 device, so for optimal performance you should use something that can guarantee enough bandwith to not bottleneck it.

PCIe bandwith depends from number of lanes used (a x1 card has one lane, a x2 card has two and so on) and the PCIe revision/version of both devices. The panel on the right here gives all speeds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express so just multiply that by the number of lanes the card has and you will find out its bandwith. SATA 3 has 6 GB/s of theoretical max bandwith, although actual transfer speed does not go above 1 GB/s afaik.

This Mini PCIe PCI E mSATA Intel Samsung SSD SATA 3 III Adapter Card with Case | eBay

this SATA III Dual Port to mSATA X 2 w/ PCI-e Bracket | MSATA-2XS3-BKT

are examples of what you listed as 1, and stuff I would orient myself towards if my mobo had SATA 3 connectors already. Because... hey, why waste PCIe slots for that?

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Are there X230 models that have mini PCIe ports that aren't connected to a SATA controller? Would I be able to see it in Lenovo diagnostics (the F10 tool)? I recently purchased a X230 model 2425BW1 and Samsung 128GB mSATA. Upon installing, I noticed immediately that it wasn't being detected in the BIOS. I've tested the drive and confirmed it is working. When I messaged the seller I was told that the mini PCIe slot was for connectivity only (WWAN, WLAN etc.). So I decided to look into the PSREF to show him that the port accepts a mSATA drive as well, but I couldn't find anything on my particular model (2425BW1). I also do not have access to a other mSATA drive nor do I have a WWAN card to try. I'm trying to determine whether it is my drive that's incompatible with my X230 or a defective/malfunctioning mini PCIe port that isn't seeing the drive. I have updated to BIOS 2.70 and EC version 1.14. Couldn't find anyone else with an issue like mine. I thought ALL X230 with WWAN upgrade option could take an mSATA drive.  Thanks!

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Guys, I have a not so old CPU and I am getting frustrated with the transfer speed (since the mother board only supports USB 2.0) and I was planning to upgrade my motherboard to I could take advantage of the 3.0 transfer speed. While shopping for a compatible motherboard, I happened to see this PCIE add-on (see attached file). I asked the technician if he as any idea on what speed will I be getting (2.0 or 3.0) and he has no idea since they just received that part and has not tested it yet.

In your expert opinion, will I be getting the full 3.0 speed or still the same 2.0 with this attached on my motherboard (Asus P8H61-M)?

A:adding a USB 3.0 PCIE

The card should give you USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Another consideration, though, is what type of HDDs or SSDs do you have installed. For example, if you have a SATA III HDD or SSD, but only SATA II on the motherboard, you would be better off moving up to a SATA III motherboard with USB 3.0 to increase your HDD or SSD transfer speed as well. Also something to consider if you plan on upgrading a SATA II HDD to something faster in the future.

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I have an Msata SSD Mushkin and I want to put it in Lenovo M92p Tiny mini pci e slot. This is possible?

A:M92P Tiny Msata in Mini PCIe is possible?

Well today I tried to see if an 1/2 msata would work on the M92p Tiny mini pcie slot - thus far I have no detection at all for the device, I am assumming it does not work, but would welcome any feedback.Thanks

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hi, i saw exp gdc device for using external gpu in laptops.I have Lenovo B570e model with Core 2 duo CPU,6gb ram{4+2}.can i use egpu from mini pcie slot of wlan card?i don't mind using usb wifi adapter. there is also hardware button in my laptop for turning wifi on and off, which is not working properly and wifi repeatedly switching on and off if i turn it on.so if it is possible to use egpu,  will that physical button affect egpu too?will that work?

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Are there any extra available Mini-PCIe slot on Lenovo IdeaPad 700 15ISK such that I could plug in and develop Mini-PCIe based https://www.crowdsupply.com/fairwaves/xtrx in Arch Linux ? If only M.2 slot is available, do I need some adapters ? Will this XTRX Mini-PCIe card fit inside my Lenovo laptop ? Does the laptop have extra antenna that I could use ?

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Hi All
First time making a new thread here so im sorry if i do something wrong.

OK i built this rig two years ago, here some of the specs:
CPU: AMD 6000+ (3.3ghz)
Motherboard: Asus M2n32 deluxe WiFi
Ram: 4gb 800mhz ddr2
Video card: XFX 6800xt (i know had to make do)
so as you can see i need a new video card.

I play games like cod 4, left 4 dead, Crysis warhead and GTA IV and i like these game in the highest video settings i can have. I play at a res of 1440x900.
The GPU i would go for is a 9800gtx+ or a GTX260 (Core 216).

So the problem im facing is would my motherboard having PCIe 1.0 slow the card down (9800gtx+, GTX260 (Core 216)) or and work.

If it would slow down the card, i would upgrade the motherboard (could you tell me a model).

Thanks Offbow

BTW: im not a very good speller so im sorry for that
 

A:PCIe 1.0 or PCIe 2 and a new video card

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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?"

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/...-x16-slot.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/205984-33-card-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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