Which PCI Slot - is there a correct one ?

  Giggle n' Bits 21:28 17 Aug 06
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when fitting PCI card like Modems, Soundcards, TV Tuners etc is there a correct slot or wrong slot to fit a PCI card in ?

Looking in my motherboard manual it releates to shared for IRQ etc but how do you know when a PCI card is going in the correct PCI slot ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:38 17 Aug 06

how do you know when a PCI card is going in the correct PCI slot ?

Only graphics cards fit in the PCI Express slot (usually a different colour.

As for the others you don't always know and if the card doesn't work then a swap to another slot may well solve the problem.

  Strawballs 22:00 17 Aug 06

If you have more than one and spare spaces try to keep them apart (not always possible) to help air flow across them.

  woodchip 22:40 17 Aug 06

Sometimes the first slot near the Graphics, AGP or other can be a shared slot. So try other first

  Giggle n' Bits 12:04 18 Aug 06

So what woodchip calls the first slot is furthest/opposite away from the agp slot, thanks Woodchip.

  woodchip 13:32 18 Aug 06

Do not use the one near the Graphis slot leave it untill it's the last avalable

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