PCI slots

  • Dejanilly
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm off to buy new MOBO and AMD 64 processor.

The problem is that i have a lot of PCI cards (3 sound cards, modem) and
newer MOBO as i see don't have 5 PCI slots like older ones.
The newer MOBO also have PCI express.

My questions:

Are PCI express slots compatibile with older cards (PCI) ?????
How faster (better) is actually PCI Epress ?????

Any good MOBO with 5 PCI slots (for AMD 64, 2 GB ram on it) to suggest ?????


  • grinch2171
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Post 3+ Months Ago

PCI express cards are not compatible with the older PCI cards. PCI-e is the new video card standard.
  • tomrulez
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think all new motherboards come with 5 pci slots.
  • lemiwinks1
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Post 3+ Months Ago

no. the new mobos have somewhere between 1-4 slots for pci

and the old ATX style used seven pci slots

and WTF do you need 3 sound cards for

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