Tyan K8WE (S2895) - Can I plug a PCI card into a PCI-X slot?
I have heard you can plug a regular old PCI card into a PCI-X extended slot? . However, I have looked at it and it seems PCI-X slots have a divider that would make PCI cards phisicaly not go into them at all. i opend up my case and found that there didnt seem to be any possible way my regular PCI graphics card would go into this PCI-X slot? So it seems I only have one PCI slot on my motherboard and 3 PCI cards I wanted to instal in it. (ex: Audigy 2 ZS) Whats the deal?
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Still, that dosnt answer how it is phisicaly possible.
Be careful NOT to mix up PCI-X and PCI-Express!!! While PCI-X might be clocked down to accomodate PCI cards (I'm doubtful about it), PCI-Express has a completely different physical implementation: it uses a serial bus instead of a parallel. It would be like trying to plug a SATA cord into a PATA drive (the protocol is the same, but the interface is radically different).