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PCI vs. PCI Express slots


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Just curious if I can convert any of my PCI slots over to a PCI Express slot???
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Unfortunately, no this is not possible.
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Unfortunately, no this is not possible.
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Thanks for the reply James. So I guess that would mean upgrading to a newer motherboard in order to have the PCI Slots.

Edited by konakula29er, 07 January 2009 - 07:08 PM.

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Yes, swapping your motherboard is the only way to change this. My suggestion is to invest only in PCIe cards beginning now. PCI will hopefully be dead in 1 year, but I doubt it'll last much longer then 2 years for legacy boards. Then again, IDE took a while to die out...
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Edited by james_8970, 07 January 2009 - 08:25 PM.

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Yes, swapping your motherboard is the only way to change this. My suggestion is to invest only in PCIe cards beginning now. PCI will hopefully be dead in 1 year, but I doubt it'll last much longer then 2 years for legacy boards.
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Swapping out a motherboard, yeesh, just one more thing to learn how to do. I look forward to it. Thanks for your feedback James.
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Not a problem, if you need any help or suggestions, you know where to ask :)
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