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September 24, 2007 5:12:49 PM

I recently bought a PCIe video card to go with my new motherboard. Unfortunately, I realized I would have to get rid of one of my PCI card (recording interface) in order to install it (the heatsink/fan is way too large). Anyways, now I'm stuck with a unsuable PCI slot and a useless PCIe 1x slot... that is until I found this adapter : http://www.virtuavia.eu/shop/pci-express-to-pci-adapter...

What do you guys think of this? Is it worth it? Do you have any better idea? Thanks!

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September 24, 2007 5:40:14 PM

cvladan said:
I recently bought a PCIe video card to go with my new motherboard. Unfortunately, I realized I would have to get rid of one of my PCI card (recording interface) in order to install it (the heatsink/fan is way too large). Anyways, now I'm stuck with a unsuable PCI slot and a useless PCIe 1x slot... that is until I found this adapter : http://www.virtuavia.eu/shop/pci-express-to-pci-adapter...

What do you guys think of this? Is it worth it? Do you have any better idea? Thanks!


Interesting, but for that price you might get a new mainboard with more slots too. I wouldn't trust it compatibility wise either, but that's just speculation. A very interesting piece of hardware though.
September 24, 2007 6:55:40 PM

This won't work for a variety of reasons:

1) It only works for half-height (small-form-factor) cards. A full-height graphics card won't fit.

2) It wouldn't work anyway because this converts a PCI card to PCI-E x1. What you are looking for is PCI-E x16 to PCI-E x1

3) Even if it was PCI-E x16 to PCI-E x1 (hypothetical), you're talking about reducing an x16 lane with 4 GB/s bandwidth to an x1 lane 250 MB/s bandwidth. Talk about a bottleneck. Plus, there would be a significant amount of slowdown in the actual conversion between x16 and x1.

4) As noted, the price is not worth it.
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May 2, 2010 10:11:21 AM

I'm curious as to whether this card actually worked. I may be in a situation where I have to plug a PCI card into a PCI x1 slot. And since the PCI card does not require great speed, x1 will not be a limitation.
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May 14, 2010 10:11:25 PM

This adapter may be better as it is flex cable and not a PCI slot on a PCIe slot, wich can be a problem with case size.
This flex adapter permit you to put your PCI slot where you want.
see pictures and link :


http://www.virtuavia.eu/shop/1-x-pci-express-to-2-x-pci-board.html
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