Mini PCI Slot

May 26, 2009 at 02:09:51
Specs: Windows XP, pentium
I have a PC that has spare PCI bays in the back. I need to connect a Video Capture Card BUT there are what you might call only Mini PCI slots connected to the motherboard. These are about inch long but I need the conventional (longer tpe) PCI card slot. Can I get an adaptor to plug into the mini PCI to make it bigger. What can I do?
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#1
May 26, 2009 at 05:28:15
Sounds like you have open PCI-express-x1 slots available. You can't install a PCI card in a PCI-express-x1 slot. You can get a card that fits into a PCIe-x1 slot though.

Look at the link below to see if anything there suits your needs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#2
May 26, 2009 at 05:42:43
In addition to the above there are also external devices available. To get an idea of all that is available go to newegg.com and search for video capture.

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#3
May 27, 2009 at 05:10:35
Yes, that's it! That's something like what I need - but why on earth do they have a X1 slot and not a conventional PCI slot. Is it to make life difficult or are they meant to perform better or something? I guess there's no adaptor from an X1 to a conventional PCI card hey?

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#4
May 27, 2009 at 05:33:05
Without your system specs I can't say why or what you have. I can say that motherboards almost always have some PCI slots. The number of slots is generally determined by the form factor of the motherboard. Below is a link to an article describing various slot types.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/593/Types...


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