Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:26 AM
I had thought that your other topic regarding this topic had cleared the mystery up.
When you install a card in a slot of a motherboard there is a tab that seats into the back plate and is secured by a screw (usually) on the other end. dual-slot cards have two of these tabs.
As The_Patriot09 explained in your other topic, this initially was an accurate description as the dual-slot card would cover two slots. But with the advent of the larger cards the industry has spaced the slots out so that you don't lose the use of a slot when using these cards.
One tab, single-slot.
Two tabs, dual-slot.
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