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Gigabit Lan & PCI

Last response: in Networking
July 13, 2008 12:26:44 AM

I have been told that getting a Gigabit LAN card that uses a PCI slot is a useless waste of money. Supposedly since the PCI uses a slower bus speed it is rendered useless. What are your thoughts on this?

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July 14, 2008 4:30:55 AM

i was under the impression that 1 gigabit card in the PCI slot is fine so long as your not trying to put other devices on the same PCI bus. I think a gigabit card will eat up 100% of the pci bus, and not take a hit to performance. You'll have to double check that, but i have seen many a system with a gigabit card in a pci slot.
August 6, 2008 3:46:23 PM

Depends if the PCI bus is 33 or 66 I think? Check your mobo specs.

33 will bottleneck and 66 will be fine with a little headroom for 1 or 2 low use devices aswell...