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PCI Express network adapter

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by IvanP91v, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. IvanP91v New Member

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    Okay so here is whats going on.

    I need a new network adapter. The one I want is PCI-Express x1
    however my mobo only has PCI-Express x4

    are these two compatible or not? Tried searching around and didnt get an answer. Maybe im using the wrong keywords or something.

    alternatively i could use some USB adapter that has very good range and support for 300mbps or more. Need it for LAN connections. Unfortunately wired isnt an option in my case.

    thanks in advance.
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    yes it will work fine as long as you have enough PCI-E lanes available, but if you are using one graphics card it should work fine
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    It works physically too, just plug the x1 card into the x4 slots. The card will be shorter than the socket, but it doesn't matter.
  4. IvanP91v New Member

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    Okay, thanks for the replies. Im gonna go ahead and get the adapter then.

    Thank you.
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    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

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    your welcome, best of luck

    Also we should have wished you a warm welcome to the forum, and hope you post here soon (preferably without any issues) :)
  6. IvanP91v New Member

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    Thank you very much. Its nice to be here :)
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    i have ran my Asus Xonar Essence STX in a PCI-Express 2.0 x4 without any problems so u shouldn't have any problems with a ethernet card ^^

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