Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum' started by t_ski, Jan 12, 2011.
I have a question T_SKI, Will the "Intel Pro/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter PCI-X (not PCIe)" Work in a PCI slot? I have seen some cases were it will and some cases were it will not.
What I have been told several times is that a PCI-X card will work as long as there are no physical obstructions on the motherboard that will prevent the card from seating in the slot. However, I have not tested this, but I would be willing to do so for a serious buyer.
I am on the fence about it cause I may need a dual NIC gig card soon when I finish my custom router build. If it doesn't sale by the first of the year I will probably make you an offer
Sounds good. BTW, I was looking on the Intel site for the adapter and saw this:
AHHH SWEET! Ok let me see what I can come up with and if there is nothing behind the PCI slot on the motherboard I will get back to you.
OK, so I got a chance to test this out tonight. I have an Asus P5NSLI mobo that I've been working with. It has two PCI slots at the bottom. I tried this card in one of the slots and found a resistor was in the way, but not on the right side of the PCI slot: it was actually on the left edge of the mobo under where the card has a screw that holds the backplate on. Go figure.
So I moved tha NIC into the bottom slot, where it was completely free of any obstructions. I powered up the system, booted into Windows Vista Business and it detected the card and both NICs on it. To me that was a good enough test, considering I didn't have a network cable long enough to reach this rig and the system is not in a case, so I can't move it.
Hope that works for you.
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