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Does an old PCI card slow down the system/bus?

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November 11, 2005 2:07:23 AM

Hi all,

I am getting a new AMD based system and have an old Hauppage WinTv pci card. Additionaly, I plan to install a sata-ide card to use my old hard drives; this card runs at 133mhz. I am not sure what the WinTv card runs at. I am worried that the WinTv or ide card will slow down the bus speed and the system. Do I have anything to worry about? Thanks in advance.

Rodion2005
November 11, 2005 2:17:11 PM

Nothing to worry about.

The PCI bus runs at a set 33mhz for all devices. Your SATA card's speed is the transfer rate to/from the HD.

Mike.
November 11, 2005 6:43:00 PM

Thanks... I didn't want to waste my stuff nor slow the system down.


Rodion
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