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My graphics card covers my PCI-E x1 slot

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August 21, 2014 9:16:07 AM

My only PCIE x1 is covered by the GPU and i cant fit a wifi card in there, what do i do ??
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2014 9:16:58 AM

usb wifi adapter
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August 21, 2014 9:17:51 AM

What like a USB ?
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August 21, 2014 9:19:01 AM

Oh wait sorry u said USB i misread , but arent usb adapters slow and less reliable
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a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2014 9:19:17 AM

it fast enough for wifi.
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a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2014 9:23:41 AM

If you have another PCI-Express port 1x 16x 4x etc you can fit it in there, the port can be longer than the card.
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August 21, 2014 9:25:56 AM

I have 2 Pci-e x16 (the one got gpus)
And the other medium sized one pci?
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a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2014 9:30:09 AM

Hello... Yes, in most cases you can use a PCIe x1 in a 4x,8x,16x slots... give it a try.
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August 21, 2014 9:31:49 AM

Ok thanks guys :) 
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a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2014 9:34:33 AM

If you have an open x4, x8, or x16 pci-e slot you can plug the card into that port and it will work just fine.

As far as USB adapters being slow, they are not as good as pci cards.
Now for browsing the web you wont really notice, but for gaming or transfering large amounts of data over local network then yes you will see a speed drop.

If using for gaming or lan file transfers then you will be better of using wired instead of wireless. If you cant run an ethernet cable to the computer then the next best thing would be to use a powerline network adapter. A decent 500 or 600mbps model should run you $40-50. The powerline adapters will have a better response time for gaming and will transfer data faster then most wireless N setups as well.
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