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September 24, 2012 2:34:20 PM

I have a new Asus desktop computer and wish to fit a firewire card that was in m old machine. The firewire card isa Mercury KOB 194-SN31, afiewire 1394 controllercard.
Does anyone know if this is compatable with the P8H61-M PRO/CM6630/DP_MB motherboard

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September 24, 2012 2:54:48 PM

The ASUS P8H61-M PRO only has 'PCIe' (express) slots, and the Mercury card uses the older PCI interface, so it will not fit or work on that particular ASUS MOBO.

Ref KOB 194-SN31 -

However, there are other ASUS MOBO's like the P8H61-M PLUS V2 that do offer PCI support.

/edit - alternatively if you have the MOBO then you may want to consider:
PCIe Firewire cards; e.g. -
LGA 1155 w/IEEE 1394 -
LGA 1155 w/PCI slots (2) -
September 24, 2012 3:18:03 PM

Thank you. I wanted the firewire card to use with my camcorder and pinnacle studio softwre but if there could be a problem (brand new computer running 64 bit) then I might be safer going for a USB video grabber system.
I am glad for what you told me as I opened up the computer and fitting my card did not seem right.
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September 24, 2012 4:43:12 PM

my computer has both USB2 nd USB3 but I doubt if the capturedevice and cables would enable me to gt the optimum speed from USB3.
Thanks again
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September 24, 2012 5:55:24 PM

Correct - If your 'device' (e.g. camcorder) is USB 3.0, most are not, then sure USB 3.0. However, 'interface' and the 'device' actual R/W speeds are worlds apart. You're limited by the slowest component.
September 24, 2012 6:51:27 PM

Thank you; I still have to look and buy a reasonably priced USB video grabber Most of them come with ll the cables but I do not need these or the software as I have Pinnacle Stuio.
At leat I know where I am going now.