PCI / PCI express

  scooter1957 21:50 19 Jul 2008
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Hi what is the difference with a PCI SLOT and a PCI express SLOT cheers Scooter

  Kingfisher 22:02 19 Jul 2008

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  Kingfisher 22:04 19 Jul 2008

should have been have a look here sorry

  MarvintheAndroid 22:06 19 Jul 2008

Quote : "PCI Express, officially abbreviated as PCI-E or PCIe, is a computer expansion card interface format introduced by Intel in 2004. PCI Express was designed to replace the general-purpose PCI expansion bus, the high-end PCI-X bus and the AGP graphics card interface. Unlike previous PC expansion interfaces, rather than being a bus it is structured around point-to-point serial links called lanes."

They look different and are not interchangeable in any way.

Standard 32-bit PCI slots are generally white in colour and around 3 inches long.

PCI Express has two types of slot, a long X16 slot for graphips (which to make matters worse may occasionally operate at X8 speed) and a much shorter X1 slot for general expansion cards.

Marv.

  scooter1957 22:31 19 Jul 2008

Cheers scooter

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