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Am I Screwed?

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#1 tschlaegel


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Posted 16 May 2006 - 12:48 AM

I just bought a new Dual 2 Gig G5 for my recording studio. All the hardware I have is PCI and all the G5 has is PCI express slots. Is there any way to use PCI cards in PCI Express Slots?? Please help...... :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:20 AM

Unfortunately I think so, But I'm not 100 %. perhaps some else who knows better will reply soon.
According to this Msft article tho it don't work.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:21 PM

You can't use a PCI card in PCIe slot.
The electrical and physical interfaces are completely different.
How would they sell more HW if they kept it cross compatable? :thumbsup:

Edited by HitSquad, 16 May 2006 - 01:22 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 04:49 PM

Whoever named the new interface "PCI Express" was not thinking very clearly. The letters may or may not be descriptive, but it was a bad idea. It has lead to way too much confusion with users who just want an upgrade, but do not notice the Express and buy the wrong part. Oh well, maybe next time.

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PCI (Orginal) slots.

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Edited by acklan, 16 May 2006 - 04:50 PM.

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