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Wireless PCI Card in 2.0 slot?

So I bought the wireless card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166051

and then I ended up switching to this motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131707

which does not have a regular PCI slot so my plan was to return my wireless card since I was told it wouldn't work with the PCI 2.0 slots but looking at the card and the slot they look similar and I wanted to make sure before I returned the card that it would in fact not work with my motherboard.

I would just open it and try it but then I would have to pay a restocking fee.
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    They're not compatible. It may look similar, but PCI won't fit into PCIex16 slots.


    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93449

    The second post has a picture that shows the difference.
  2. your card got a pci one slot but if you use crossfire you loose that one http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67M/#specifications
  3. moornix said:
    They're not compatible. It may look similar, but PCI won't fit into PCIex16 slots.


    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93449

    The second post has a picture that shows the difference.



    Thanks guess I'll return it.
  4. scout_03 said:
    your card got a pci one slot but if you use crossfire you loose that one http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67M/#specifications


    You mean my motherboard does?

    Yeah I don't plan on cross firing for awhile.
  5. scout_03 said:
    your card got a pci one slot but if you use crossfire you loose that one http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67M/#specifications


    The board he linked does not have a PCI slot, possibly because it is the PRO version. Its best to double check.

    The difference between PCI and PCIex16 is that the key(or notch) for the PCI is closer to the edge of the board. This way you don't accidentally put one in the wrong slot.
  6. moornix said:
    The board he linked does not have a PCI slot, possibly because it is the PRO version. Its best to double check.

    The difference between PCI and PCIex16 is that the key(or notch) for the PCI is closer to the edge of the board. This way you don't accidentally put one in the wrong slot.


    Yeah pretty sure they left out the PCI cause it is a micro atx board. The full size has one. Thanks for the help.

    I was mainly confused by this line in the description
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (black, max.@x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x 1 and x4 devices)

    since I didn't know if the PCIe x 1 was different than a regular PCI slot.
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