[SATLUG] 4 port PCI SATA controller
jeremymann at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 19:08:19 CDT 2007
John, the 64bit PCI card will plug into a standard 32bit slot but the
64bit section of the card will just *hang* off the PCI slot, unused.
I've done this many times with problematic NICs. The only problem I've
come across is in older motherboards. Its kind of hard to explain
The white plastic end of the PCI slot towards the back is sometimes
not wide enough for a 64bit card to fit. You can force it all you
want, it won't slide into the 32bit slot. In later models of mobos,
I've seen the manufacturer cut an indention that will let you plug in
a 64bit card.
On 9/1/07, Daniel J. Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org> wrote:
> John Pappas wrote:
> > Obviously, running 32-bit has a lower ceiling than 64-bit. AFAIK the
> > performance of running a 64 bit card at 32 bit does not cause a
> > performance hit proportionally larger than the simple step down to 32
> > bit causes. If that makes sense...
> I had always assumed that a 64-bit PCI card would not work in a 32-bit slot.
> That changes some plans I had a bit and means I might not have to spend as much
> Now I know, and knowings half the battle.
> (Yes, I was a child in the 80's... with lots of GI Joe stuff.)
> Seriously though, thanks John!
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