Gigabit Lan & PCI

RaisinKain

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I have been told that getting a Gigabit LAN card that uses a PCI slot is a useless waste of money. Supposedly since the PCI uses a slower bus speed it is rendered useless. What are your thoughts on this?
 

nowwhatnapster

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i was under the impression that 1 gigabit card in the PCI slot is fine so long as your not trying to put other devices on the same PCI bus. I think a gigabit card will eat up 100% of the pci bus, and not take a hit to performance. You'll have to double check that, but i have seen many a system with a gigabit card in a pci slot.
 

dan_uk_1984

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Depends if the PCI bus is 33 or 66 I think? Check your mobo specs.

33 will bottleneck and 66 will be fine with a little headroom for 1 or 2 low use devices aswell...
 

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