PCI Slots

  Fateful Shadow 20:16 06 Jun 2004

I haven't opened up my PC yet, but just as a preliminary thought, do computers usually come with a spare PCI slot? Bear in mind it was bought around 2000.

Thanks :)

  VoG II 20:19 06 Jun 2004

Usually, yes. Have a look at the back for "blanking" plates - these would indicate spare slots behind them.

  Cuddles 20:19 06 Jun 2004

Yes they normally do.

  Fruit Bat 20:23 06 Jun 2004

Depending on make of Motherboard usually between 3 and 5 PCI slots sometimes more.

Modem, Sound card, TV card, USB cards, to name but a few fit in these slots.

Although sound and modem nowadays often come on the Mobo leaving slots spare.


  Fateful Shadow 20:24 06 Jun 2004

I've had a look around the back of the PC, and there are 2 'blanking' plates. I would've thought they would be together, but my sound card is in between the 2...go figure :)

  Valvegrid 22:01 06 Jun 2004

Do you know the make of the mother board? You could well have an AGP slot along with the PCI slots.

  Charence 01:16 07 Jun 2004

Yes they normally do.


  ened 07:18 07 Jun 2004

They are not together because it is best to keep as much space as possible between them for cooling purposes.

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