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August 19, 2011 9:55:39 AM

Hello!

I run into a problem today. I'm planning to buy Bigfoot Killer 2100 network card, but I don't know if it would fit into my motherboard.

I marked slots on the motherboard picture(Red numbers). Will Killer 2100 fit into 2/3 slots or just slot 1? . Problem is with the slots, because I don't think it would fit in number 1, because of that Gigabyte logo in the middle. In 2/3 it would be easy.

Motherboard Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
(The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots


Killer 2100 Requirements
• PCIe motherboard with open PCIe slot
• Broadband internet connection (wired)
• CD/DVD ROM drive
Microsoft Windows Operating Systems:
- Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows XP (32-bit only)


Thanks a lot!
Regards
a b V Motherboard
August 19, 2011 11:36:43 AM

hents1230 said:
Hello!

I run into a problem today. I'm planning to buy Bigfoot Killer 2100 network card, but I don't know if it would fit into my motherboard.

I marked slots on the motherboard picture(Red numbers). Will Killer 2100 fit into 2/3 slots or just slot 1? http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/unlediiy.png/ . Problem is with the slots, because I don't think it would fit in number 1, because of that Gigabyte logo in the middle. In 2/3 it would be easy.

Motherboard Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
(The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots


Killer 2100 Requirements
• PCIe motherboard with open PCIe slot
• Broadband internet connection (wired)
• CD/DVD ROM drive
Microsoft Windows Operating Systems:
- Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows XP (32-bit only)


Thanks a lot!
Regards


Unequivocally YES,

You can use any PCIe card in the PCIe X16 slot but not vice versa. I have a cheapo HP that I plugged a PCIe X1 USB3 adapter into the PCIe X16 slot because the power supply covers the PCIe X1 slot.

You're just effectively not using the available bandwidth the X16 slot offers which is fine considering it's only a X1 card anyway...

Forget about the "PCI" slots as they WON"T work so please don't try. In your picture, in layman's terms, either of the top two will work but not the bottom two...

Here's a previous thread I found here in TomsHardware:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/205984-33-card-slot


August 19, 2011 12:15:52 PM

RussK1 said:
Unequivocally YES,

You can use any PCIe card in the PCIe X16 slot but not vice versa. I have a cheapo HP that I plugged a PCIe X1 USB3 adapter into the PCIe X16 slot because the power supply covers the PCIe X1 slot.

You're just effectively not using the available bandwidth the X16 slot offers which is fine considering it's only a X1 card anyway...

Forget about the "PCI" slots as they WON"T work so please don't try. In your picture, in layman's terms, either of the top two will work but not the bottom two...

Here's a previous thread I found here in TomsHardware:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/205984-33-card-slot


So those at bottom 2/3 are PCIe X16 slots? So it would work? As I understand "no" ? Sorry, but I'm really a layman.

Thanks for quick answer:) 
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a b V Motherboard
August 19, 2011 12:22:45 PM

hents1230 said:
So those at bottom 2/3 are PCIe X16 slots? So it would work? As I understand "no" ? Sorry, but I'm really a layman.

Thanks for quick answer:) 


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...

No the bottom 2 are PCI and the top two (closest to cpu) are PCIe.

Here's an image of what PCIe slots look like:

a b V Motherboard
August 19, 2011 12:39:20 PM

hents1230 said:
Thanks all!
Quess I'm f**ked - that gigabyte logo ruins everything


:non: 

No, it'll work...

That Killer 2100 sits high enough where it won't hit the heatsink.

Order the card, I guarantee it'll work.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...
August 19, 2011 1:14:08 PM

RussK1 said:
:non: 

No, it'll work...

That Killer 2100 sits high enough where it won't hit the heatsink.

Order the card, I guarantee it'll work.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...


Are you 100% sure? I don't want to throw away 70 euros for that mistake. On images that card looks pretty big and it's quite close to GPU.(eventhough I got GT 220 CLUB3D model which isn't really big.

PS! I pressed on that button on that heatsing and I think I unlocked it or something(it isn't really falling off, but to be sure) How can I lock it again?
a b V Motherboard
August 19, 2011 1:40:42 PM

hents1230 said:
Are you 100% sure? I don't want to throw away 70 euros for that mistake. On images that card looks pretty big and it's quite close to GPU.(eventhough I got GT 220 CLUB3D model which isn't really big.

PS! I pressed on that button on that heatsing and I think I unlocked it or something(it isn't really falling off, but to be sure) How can I lock it again?


yes I'm certain...

Board manufacturers aren't going to place sockets where they can't be populated (especially Gigabyte) and the Killer 2100 is only a single slot so your okay. If it was a double then you would have an issue.

...as for a button(?)... what are you talking about?


August 19, 2011 1:46:06 PM

RussK1 said:
yes I'm certain...

Board manufacturers aren't going to place sockets where they can't be populated (especially Gigabyte) and the Killer 2100 is only a single slot so your okay. If it was a double then you would have an issue.

...as for a button(?)... what are you talking about?

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j357/russwood8814/DSCN1787.jpg


Thanks alot for helping me out! Nice computer btw, much money spent on it:D 
a b V Motherboard
August 20, 2011 12:28:19 AM

hents1230 said:
Thanks alot for helping me out! Nice computer btw, much money spent on it:D 


Thanks and good luck!

Have fun with that network card, and don't worry it'll fit...

Russ
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