Forum discussion tagged with PCI.
  1. [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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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!!! :)
  7. F

    [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...
  8. W

    [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)...
  9. [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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. [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!
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  24. 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...
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    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...
  26. 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)
  27. 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...
  28. P

    [SOLVED] Questions on MoBo (tech basics, but not "lazy beginner" ones)

    Hi guys, I did quite a serious research on motherboards and principles of their work. However, a few points are either left unclear or I just wanted to double-check them with you. Will highly appreciate your comments: Is it right, that PCIe 4.0 is not the same as PCIe x4. So 4.0 means the...
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    Question GPU not detected / PCIe x16 issues after HDMI failure

    A few days ago I was web browsing and and typing on keyboard, the GPU display signal went and hasn't been back since in the slot. I removed the HDMI cable from my GPU and connected it to the integrated graphics HDMI port, it was extremely distorted. I assumed the HDMI cable was the problem...
  30. Fuzzysweater

    [SOLVED] PCI cord for old power supply to new graphics card

    I have an old (but still works well) OCZ 600MXSP power supply and am upgrading my other components. My brother is helping me, please excuse my ignorance. I need to get a PCI cord that is compatible with my power supply and the new video card. The new video card has 6 plus 8 pins. The power...
  31. LukeKG

    [SOLVED] Win10 failing to recognise GPU/PCI device after fresh install and updates

    Hi, Just did a fresh install and formatting of my PC after years of successful running. Now my 2080 Super isnt being detected by device manager in Win10. The PCI is listed under "Other Devices" and windows fails to find/update any drivers associated with this. Under "Display Adapter" it says the...
  32. foreignsanxd

    Question I need help in the installation of my new SSD(M.2)

    I just bought a m.2 SSD via PCIe x4(Western Digital WD Blue SN550) To expand my storage, I currently have a B360M DS3H as MOBA and a GTX 1080 TI installed, due to my new ssd port its close to the GPU port its supossed to be conected under my GPU, my question is, is there enough space to...
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    [SOLVED] Usage of full length pcie x2 and x1 slots

    I have a B550 AORUS ELITE (rev. 1.0) motherboard which have 3 PCI Express x16 slots. One of them has X16 mode, second one has X2 mode and third one has x1. I know x16 is mainly used for graphic cards. I want to know what type of expansion cards or devices I can use with other full length pcie...
  34. D

    Question Can I use GTX 1060 with PSU without PCI express cable?

    Hi gentlemen, So I gave my GTX 1060 to my best buddy to upgrade his build. Problem is, his PSU doesn't has any cables at all. Just some weird SATA like connector in the back. Please see picture. https://ibb.co/0MNTmhb https://ibb.co/kqXCbns Never seen any PSU like that... It's 690W so it...
  35. Linuxx

    [SOLVED] GTX 1060 pci cable

    So I just got a GTX 1060 from a friend. I am upgrading my (awful) GT 710. It says I need a pci power cord? I didn't need one for my GT 710. This is my card:
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    Question How to view PCI-E Bandwidth

    I am hoping to upgrade to a new 3000 series nvidia card in a couple weeks after they are hopefully announced. I am running a 4k Ultrawide monitor and a second 4k monitor on my pc. I use the ultrawide for gaming but in newer titles it struggles. I was hoping to look view my PCI e or even just my...
  37. D

    [SOLVED] ASUS BIOS display adapter settings

    Sorry, entered wrong email on other post. After days of unsuccessfully installing my GPU, I narrowed down the problem to the default graphics output settings in BIOS. Every time I switch it from auto to PCIE, then save and exit, the settings go back to default and my PC is unable to recognize my...
  38. nate10460

    Question PCI-E wifi doesn't work?

    I installed a TP-Link AX3000 PCI-E wifi/bluetooth card into a new build, on a MSI H310M pro motherboard. I did all the instructions, installed the drivers that came with the CD, restarted, and wifi still isn't enabled. Nothing shows up when i try to connect to a network, it just says theres no...
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    [SOLVED] New Motherboard for GPU?

    I want to get an RTX 2080 or 2080Ti and my current GPU is a GTX1080. I dont know too much about the way the GPU is connected to the motherboard but currently my motherboard is connected to my GPU over a x8 PCI-Express (Im not sure if I said that right). The Link width is x8 and the PCI Version...
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    Question USB 3.0 PCI-E Expansion Card Startup

    Hi all, due to my USB slots being filled up, I've purchased a USB 3.0 PCI-E expansion card from Orico, specifically the PVU6-502I-V1. My issue is that devices plugged into the card do not initialise along with Windows. The devices will only work when Windows has started and I replug them. I...