Is a PCI slot the same as a PCI express slot

  markcomp 08:53 03 Dec 2005
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My motherboard (A PC Chips M487A) has PCI slots, but can they take a graphics card with a PCI express designation?

  Diodorus Siculus 08:57 03 Dec 2005

As far as I understand it, you can't put PCI-E cards into PCI slots.

  Devil Fish 09:06 03 Dec 2005

No i believe pci - e has fewer pins than standard pci
add the fact that pci - e runs faster i wouldnt have thought you could use pci - e in a standard pci slot

  markcomp 09:13 03 Dec 2005

Thankls folks. looks like I need to build my kids machine with a new motherboard

  PaulB2005 09:13 03 Dec 2005

Plus PCI Express needs new drivers and chipset which won't be present on a non-PCI Express Mobo.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:35 03 Dec 2005

markcomp - take a look at novatech's motherboard bundles for some good deals: Computer Supplies from Novatech
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