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Old 08-09-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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PCI-X Raid card wont fit in motherboards PCI Express x16 slot????


PCI-X Raid card wont fit in motherboards PCI Express x16 slot????

I have this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128303

I have this raid card:
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=A0558604

What kind of motherboard do I need for that raid card?
 
Old 08-09-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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PCI-X Raid card wont fit in motherboards PCI Express x16 slot????
At the risk of stating the obvious, you need a motherboard with a PCI-X slot to install and run a PCI-X card at maximum efficiency. In your case, you need a motherboard with a 133MHz PCI-X slot.

Some PCI-X cards can be run in standard PCI slots with a corresponding decrease in perfomance.

PCI-X and PCIe are completely different beasts (i.e, parallel vs serial). Trying to use a PCI-X card in a PCIe slot is like trying to connect a PATA hard drive to a SATA cable.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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Yes, the poster above me runs the risk of stating the obvious, but he's correct. PCI-X and PCI-E is not the same. It will never fit. Mostly, PCI-X slots can be found most of the time on server motherboards.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 08:11 PM   #4
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Sorry, I thought the X stood for eXpress
 
Old 12-01-2006, 08:24 AM   #5
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Hi guys,

Actually this is an almost completely undocumented issue (manufacturers seem to think everyone know everything about this) !!

PCI-E : stands for PCI Express
PCI-X : stands (in my opinion) for PCI eXtended (64 bits)

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