Forum discussion tagged with PCI.
  1. G

    Question No free SATA ports left, what are my options ?

    Hello, I have Asus Z97-P, It has 4 SATA connections and all of them are occupied. Is there any way I can add another HDD to this setup and can I just remove current HDDs without losing all the data on it? Thanks
  2. E

    Question X79-ud3 PCI slot how to connect PCI card with 3cuts in pci connector?

    Hi I have the x79-ud3 gigabyte motherboard. It has a pci slot on it, and there I wanted to connect a Konig PCI card which has 4 USB 2.0 ports on its back , and 1 extra USB 2.0 port on its side. However, the Konig card 's PCI output connector has 2 cuts, and the PCI slot has one cut. The Konig...
  3. EduardoLGN

    Question Video TDP Failure persistent in more than one GPU

    Hello guys, beforehand I'd like to ask you to not mind the English cause isn't my first language. My PC: Asrock A320M Ryzen 5 3600 GTX 1660S SSD 2x8gb 2666mhz Kills.re 500w 80 Plus Bronze So, I'm having a problem here relative to VIDEO TDR FAILURE BSOD (nvlddmkm). It happens whenever I...
  4. E

    Question Trying to connect a CRT monitor to a modern PC

    I have no idea if this even possible, I may completely wasting my time but I am trying to connect a CRT Monitor to my modern PC for some retro emulation. This is my current build: Asrock B450m pro4 AM4 Motherboard Ryzen 5 3600x CPU RTX 3060 12gb GPU Corsair CX-M 650W 16GB RAM The CRT monitor I...
  5. qqrakka

    Question Safe to use singular 8pin to dual 6+2pin on a 8+6 pin card?

    Hi everyone, I'm a bit confused on how to proceed with this, I bought a Nitro+ RX 590 from my friend that I'd like to install into my system to replace the RX 560D I've been using for the past 5 years, but I am worried about the power requirements: The card has a maximum power consumption of...
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    Question Does this motherboard come with more PCIe lanes than the pre-installed processor can use?

    I was looking at this mining motherboard, with numerous Slots for GPUs and such. (It has eight PCI slots.) Alas, the processor is advertised as a Celeron 1037U. If you look it up, you will find: PCI Express Revision...
  7. H

    Question PCI-E Cable ´wont fit into my PSU

    This may be a stupid question so I apologize in advance. I recently got a new GPU that requires a 6pin conector. I have a Modular PSU Corsair CX600M and I lost the PCI-E cable for it, so I borrowed one from my friend and it doesnt fit.. do I need a original corsair cable and if so where can I...
  8. craninerd

    Question Am I out of luck?

    I have a Lenovo V50s-071MB computer. I now realize the power supply is very small, 260 watt max. I wanted to install a new graphics card on on the PCI express 16 slot I have, but as expected theres no 8 pin power connector. The chassis and so the power supply are very small form factor...
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    Question GPU (GTX 970) bit the dust, what are the odds that the PCI slot is still working?

    Basically the title. I was playing a game yesterday, it was running fine, I exited out of it and maybe fifteen minutes later I hear a "POP", my screen goes dark, and I smell a burned plastic smell. I determined it was my GPU because none of the ports on it work, and checking device manager (my...
  10. L

    Question Possibly broken PCI-E slot, any fix available without spending loads of money?

    Essentially, I bought a computer from a refurbish site not too long ago, and once I opened it, it appeared to have been dropped. the computer itself would turn on, but no display would show, nor would any power go through to the USB. I eventually found that this must've been an issue with the...
  11. K

    Question Motherboard doesn't POST with pci card (not pci-e) plugged in, but posts and works fine if I plug the card a few seconds after powering on.

    I recently got the urge to visit the second-hand computer market and got some ancient computer parts. An Asrock H61m-DPS motherboard, an intel i3-2120, and a D-link DGE-530T rev-B2 PCI gigabit ethernet card. My initial idea is to move my file server, which runs on an old dell laptop now, to this...
  12. K

    [SOLVED] Will Z790 boards hold back a 4090 by stealing away PCIe lanes for the NVMe SSDs?

    Hey! So I read this article by TechPowerUp: Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090 PCI-Express scaling It has a sentence that had me worried a bit: "Intel is now allowing motherboard designers to add Gen 5 M.2 NVMe slots on their upcoming 700-series motherboards, but they're going about this by stealing PCIe...
  13. Cameron231099

    Question PCI(e) compatibility

    Heyo. Haven't built a system in a long time and looking to upgrade. Currently stuck on the motherboard of all things though, as the PCI(e) generations are confusing me. Chipsets like the B350 are listed as PCIe gen2 yet the listings of actual B350 motherboards are stating it's using PCIe...
  14. D

    [SOLVED] Trying to insert a larger GPU inside a compact case (Noob warning)

    If you ever heard the saying 'no question is too dumb', I'm here to challenge that. So I recently inherited a entry level gaming pc. I was satisfied with the components except for the GPU (GTX 750) that I tried to change today to a Asus GTX 1060 dual fan. However, I could not do that since my...
  15. M

    [SOLVED] 6+2 concern

    slightly concerned about the odd mismatch my 6+2 pci cable has, the left one is fine, but the shoulder/clip thing to keep the 2 locked with the 6 on the right doesn't work, and the 2 pin is ever so slightly (few mm) further out of the 8 pin connector than the 6 are. Just worried that it may...
  16. FantasticSocks422

    Question How can I clean my GPU pci connecters

    I recently got a 3060 TI for my new gaming rig. When I first got it I opened it up and it didn’t seem like I touch anything I wasn’t supposed to but I took it out a day later and noticed fingerprints on the golden fingers.Way I can clean it without damaging the card
  17. kamwo

    Question My computer does not detect 2nd GPU - sometimes

    My configuration is Asrock X470 Master SLI, Ryzen 5850X and 2 x 1080Ti. Till today all worked well with SLI and 2 GPUs - on default UEFI settings. Today I upgraded CPU from Ryzen 3600 to 5850X and problems arised. After installing it suddenly computer started to detect only 1 gpu - the one in...
  18. S

    Question Will removing the PCI-E brackets at the back of your case cause dust build-up if your case has positive pressure airflow?

    So basically, I have a Fractal Design Torrent case which is an EXTREMELY positive pressure focused case. I recently got myself a RTX 3070 MSI Gaming Z card which came with a GPU sag bracket, but in order to be able to install the GPU sag bracket, I had to remove almost every single PCI-E bracket...
  19. K

    [SOLVED] Connect macbook pro ssd drive with PCI x4 adapter to a PCI x16 port, problems with reading it!

    Hi! I had problems with coffee and my macbook pro 2015, I took out the ssd hard drive, bought a PCI x4 adapter, put it together and connect it to my computer PCI x16 slot. I have windows server, but it doesn't recognize it... Any help please¿? Thank you!!! :)
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    [SOLVED] [Solved] New Ethernet Cable not working on Desktop PC, but works on Laptop ?

    Hello Everyone I got a real tricky issue with my Desktop PC. Recently I got a new Ethernet cable(15m) for my Desktop PC which my PC didn't recognize, here is the details of the connection: 15m cable to the Wall --> connects to a wall Ethernet inline adapter --> then another 15m cable runs to...
  21. Wedod2

    [SOLVED] PCI-E Upgrade

    I currently have a Rosewill RNX-N150PCe v2, but it does not support 5Ghz. My router is Eero B010011, although I would like a card that is as broadly compatible as possible. My only requirements are that the new card be dual band (bt would just be a plus) and relatively inexpensive (<$50)...
  22. A

    [SOLVED] Is this some kind of PCI slot on this old MB and can I attach some sort of USB3 to it?

    I have this slot on my old motherboard (one on the far left) and I'm in need for USB3. I was wondering maybe it is some kind of PCI slot that I can attach USB3 card on and was hoping someone here would know. There are no PCI-E or any other slots on it, just this and 2 graphic card slots that...
  23. K

    [SOLVED] GPU into 2nd PCIe slot

    Hi all, I want to install my graphics card into the second PCI slot as part of my final build I want the clearance space above to add a model on top for the final look. I'm using the ASUS Maximus Hero Z690 Motherboard and it says: +++ Intel® 12th Gen Processors* 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots...
  24. Simone Pellegatta

    Question Soundcard accepting one input at a time

    I have an audio setup consisting of two soundcards: First soundcard: Line out (lime green), for my speakers Mic in (light pink), for my external microphone Line in (light blue), to plug my phone in and listen to its audio from my PC speakers without disconnecting them Second soundcard: Line...
  25. B

    [SOLVED] PCI slots all stopped working at the same time, but PCIe still working.

    Hi all, This is my first post so I hope everything here is formatted and tagged correctly. I have an Industrial PC with an ASRock IMB-781 Rev G/A 1.03 mother board. It has been in a rack for the past year, and yesterday I took it out to see about potentially changing a PCI card (this PC has 3...
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    [SOLVED] Do I have PCIe x16 or x4?

    I'm kinda just confused. HWiNFO is telling me that I have x4 PCIe lanes even though my motherboard manual is saying that I have x16. Maybe I'm misreading this? Maybe x4 @ x4 means x16? I'm not well educated on this. Please enlighten me!
  27. B

    [SOLVED] PC won’t boot when GPU is plugged into PCIe slot

    Hello, I have an ASUS z87 plus board, 760 GPU and 600 watt power supply, windows 7. The PC has been running fine for years, but recently it stopped turning on. The CPU fan would give one rotation before the PC shut off or sometimes nothing would happen. I unplugged the GPU and the PC turns on...
  28. Sp3ctre18

    [SOLVED] How many free PCI lanes do I have (+ minor related Qs), since want to add M.2 PCI card

    Kind of overwhelmed trying to figure out and understand PCI lanes. Easy to find CPU + mobo chipset lanes, but I don't get how they're taken up, shared, etc. Is there really no way to just get a report from software? Can't CPU-Z or HWinfo or something else tell me how many lanes in use? Does...
  29. oisin834

    [SOLVED] Corsair CS550M - 12-pin GPU Power Cable

    Hi guys, I have a 3070 GPU with a 12 pin connector to it. My PSU is the Corsair CS550M. ( View: https://i.imgur.com/HhepHKp.jpg ) So I am thinking of ordering this cable...
  30. oisin834

    [SOLVED] 3070 12 pin question

    Hi guys, I have a 3070 with a 12 pin connection to it. (https://i.postimg.cc/28x1kyqb/image1.jpg) My PSU isn't modular and has 2 x 6+2 PCI extensions (https://i.postimg.cc/vTk3Dh2h/PXL-20210623-111941376.jpg) see the link to understand what I mean. My question is, can I use the 2 x 6 PCI...
  31. Brijesh Sundi

    [SOLVED] ryzen 5 5600x or ryzen 7 5800x? which cpu upgrade should i go for?

    Hi, I want to upgrade my PC and thinking of to install ryzen 5 5600x or ryzen 7 5800x in my B450 Tomahawk Max(JUST GOT THE BIOS UPDATE;)) but seems that it has a extreme heating issues with ryzen 7 (Not going to overclock it!!! And I am also Limited to 240mm AIO or air cooler with height of...
  32. Y

    [SOLVED] Can an old PCI sound card work in a PCIe 4x slot?

    As most of us know, modern mobos do not have the good, 'ole PCI slot. Not a single one. I'm in need to install an external audio card (onboard audio got fried), but as you may have guessed by the title: there is no correct slot on the mobo. So... can I actually install a PCI card in a PCIe 4x...
  33. NeKoconut

    [SOLVED] Xonar AE Soundcard drivers gone wrong

    This has been a 6 month saga of fighting my soundcard to get it back to its original glory. If you have even a slight idea of what is going on, I am desperate for help. My soundcard is not showing up in Windows. It used to work totally fine, until about 6 months ago where upon rebooting my...
  34. K

    [SOLVED] Top PCIe slot not working with 3700X ?

    I picked up parts for 2 builds recently (not gpus) so have some extra hardware to test with. I got a ryzen 7 3700x and 2 asus tuf motherboards (b450-pro II(probably) and x570 pro wifi). My second cpu hasn't arrived yet so I cant test that yet. The issue is that with BOTH boards, my graphics...
  35. kook

    [SOLVED] What is the meaning of this yellow light inside my tower?

    What is the meaning of this yellow light inside my computer's tower? View: https://i.imgur.com/tzF3wEp.png It is blinking constantly and it's basically been there since I got the computer. It blinks slowly though. Is it maybe related to a WIFI PCIe card or something?
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    [SOLVED] Z170x pci x16 and x8

    I currently am setting up a capture card into the pci x8 slot of this mobo since this mobo doesn't have pcie gen 2 slots. My question is this: Since the manual states that the x4 slot is disabled since I have an SSD installed in the m2 slot that shares bandwith and also states that when the x8...
  37. ravipabari

    [SOLVED] READ speed 2400MB/s but WRITE < 500MB/s why?

    My Laptop's Model => Dell 5577 Gaming CPU = i7-7700HQ GPU = GTX 1050m Motherboard info (ss from HWiNFO64): https://ibb.co/cgcVgr5 SSD Info : https://ibb.co/zr4fNFj Yesterday I bought WD's SN550 500GB SSD which has read speed upto 2400MB/s and write speed upto 1900MB/s. But the read speed is...
  38. G

    Question Help needed with "Insufficient PCI resources" ?

    First day trying some mining with my PC, and suddenly my PC reboots to bios and displays "insufficient PCI resources". PC only boots without my GPU, when i plug my GPU in it goes straight to BIOS saying "insufficient PCI resources". I tried a lot of solutions including setting "4g decoding" to...
  39. Moth254KF

    [SOLVED] A 1660 Super can fit in a B85M-DS3H-A?

    Hi, this is a odd question to ask, because the motherboard has PCIE 3.0, but... A graphics card will fit and conected correctly in this motherboard? Because the place where is the ram is so close to the PICE so I don't know for sue it will fit correclty (asking because I am upgrading my old pc)
  40. MaximuzG

    [SOLVED] Can I put my GPU in second PCI-E 3.0 x16?

    Hi, i just got a new gpu (GTX 1080) and it didn't fit in the first slot, so according to my motherboard it has 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16, i was wondering if ill be fine using the second PCI slot and not lose any performance This is the motherboard im using: Asus B450-F Gaming...