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PCI ,PCI express x1 slot uses?

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February 26, 2011 5:21:03 PM

I am upgrading my graphics card to a sparkle gtx 560 ti on this coming Monday.

Altogether my motherboard has 1 C, 1 PCI and 2 PCI express x1 slots.

Will be using the PCI express x16 2.00 for my sparkle card but am very new to computers and would like to know what uses

there are for the PCI and the PCI express x1 slots?

Specifically wondering if I can use any of them to add an additional graphics card or feature to improve graphics even more or

if they can be used for extra fans or a sound card?

Below are my computer specs:

Computer
Model : Acer Aspire M3910

Processor
Model : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Speed : 3GHz
Cores per Processor : 4 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Quad-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 4x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L2 On-board Cache : 4x 256kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L3 On-board Cache : 8MB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size, 8 threads sharing

Computer
Mainboard : Acer Aspire M3910
BIOS : AMI P01-A3 05/17/2010
Bus(es) : ISA X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
Total Memory : 4GB DIMM DDR3

Chipset
Model : Acer Clarksfield/Lynnfield DMI
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 2.4GHz (4.79GHz)

Chipset
Model : Intel Core Desktop (Lynnfield) UnCore
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 2.4GHz (4.79GHz)
Total Memory : 4GB DIMM DDR3
Channels : 2
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 665MHz (1.33GHz)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Kingston ACR256X64D3U1333C9 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-10700U DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-25 4-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Kingston ACR256X64D3U1333C9 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-10700U DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-25 4-34-10-5)

Video System
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 (48 SM4.1 1.3GHz, 1GB DDR3, PCIe 2.00 x16)

Graphics Processor
OpenCL Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 (72SP 9C 1.3GHz, 986.6MB)
CUDA Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 (72SP 9C 1.3GHz, 986.6MB)
Compute Shader Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 (48SP 1.3GHz, 986.6MB)

Storage Devices
Seagate ST3500418AS (500.1GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 16MB Cache) : 466GB (C:) 
Generic-Compact Flash (USB) : N/A (E:) 
Generic-SM/xD-Picture (USB) : N/A (F:) 
Generic-SD/MMC (USB) : N/A (G:) 
Generic-MS/MS-Pro/HG (USB) : N/A (H:) 
Generic-SD/MMC/MS/MSPRO (USB) : N/A (I:) 
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653G (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (D:) 

Logical Storage Devices
SYSTEM RESERVED : 100MB (NTFS)
Acer (C:)  : 451GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST3500418AS (500.1GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 16MB Cache)
PQSERVICE : 15GB (NTFS)
Removable Drive (E:)  : N/A @ Generic-Compact Flash (USB)
Removable Drive (F:)  : N/A @ Generic-SM/xD-Picture (USB)
Removable Drive (G:)  : N/A @ Generic-SD/MMC (USB)
Removable Drive (H:)  : N/A @ Generic-MS/MS-Pro/HG (USB)
Removable Drive (I:)  : N/A @ Generic-SD/MMC/MS/MSPRO (USB)
Hard Disk (Q:)  : N/A
Optical Drive (D:)  : N/A @ TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653G (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : Acer H57 LPC Interface Controller
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : T2 87-21
Audio Device : Acer P55/PM55/3400 High Definition Audio
Audio Codec : Realtek Semiconductor Realtek 662 High Definition Audio
Audio Device : PC Partner High Definition Audio Controller
Audio Codec : nVidia 000Dh
Audio Codec : nVidia 000Dh
Audio Codec : nVidia 000Dh
Disk Controller : Acer ICH8R (ICH8) SATA RAID Controller
USB Controller 1 : Acer P55/PM55/3400 USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Controller 2 : Acer P55/PM55/3400 USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus

Printers and Faxes
Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)
Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)


Network Services
Network Adapter : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (Ethernet, 100Mbps)

Power Management
Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home 6.01.7601 (Service Pack 1)
Platform Compliance : x64

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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 26, 2011 5:24:45 PM

the pci 1x can be used for audio cards, network cards, usb 3.0 cards, there is many uses to such a slot and the pci slot can be used for older soundcards and network cards, and so on,

dont worry im shur ull find a use for it ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 1:11:38 AM

fans, tv tuners, 1394.

It won't improve graphics and no to anything over PCIe x1 like enterprise raid controllers.
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March 4, 2011 4:32:04 AM

Best answer selected by knk2009.
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