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Will PCI-E x1 sound card fit in PCI slot "32 bit" ?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 25, 2011 2:49:16 AM


I have a sound card with PCI-E x1 interface, will it work on PCI 32 bit slot?
PCI 32 bit slot supports PCI 2.1

Please help me! thanks.
January 25, 2011 3:12:46 AM

> will it work on PCI 32 bit slot?

No. PCI and PCI-Express are 2 entirely different bus architectures.

Don't even try it!!


January 25, 2011 3:57:14 AM

They make converters but they cost as much as some soundcards.
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January 25, 2011 3:24:11 PM

^^ Technically, most early PCI-E soundcards are nothing more then a PCI card with a PCI->PCI-E bridge chip added on.

But yeah, won't work.
January 26, 2011 4:22:38 PM

Thank you guys

i don't need that PCI slot anyway, because i have 3x GTX580 in my system and there is no other slots available
but i found out that i can install the last gpu with "extended sli bridge" and now there is a PCI-E 16x slot open for me :)