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    Will a PCI-X card work in a PCI slot?

    I have been offered a BlackMagic Decklink PCI-X card by a friend however my motherboard only has PCIe and PCI slots. Would the PCI-X work in a normal PCI slot? I can't seem to find a definitive answer anywhere.

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    Re: Will a PCI-X card work in a PCI slot?

    Do you mean the card you're being offered is PCI-E?
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    Re: Will a PCI-X card work in a PCI slot?

    No, PCI-X

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    Re: Will a PCI-X card work in a PCI slot?

    see here: http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/hd/techspecs/

    About PCI-X: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-X


    So if it's PCI-X you're out of luck as it won't fit PCI or PCI-E Sorry
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    Re: Will a PCI-X card work in a PCI slot?

    Quote Originally Posted by wiki
    PCI-X is generally backward-compatible with most cards based on the PCI 2.x[1] or later standard, meaning that, a PCI-X card can be installed in a PCI slot, provided it has the correct voltage keying for the slot and (if inserting into a 32-bit slot) nothing obstructs the overhanging part of the edge connector.
    So in other words, 'it depends'. Ask the manufacturer of the Add-in Card for an assurance that the card is backwards compat. with PCI 2.x before buying. Or, you could just try plugging the card into your PCI slot to see if it mechanically fits. Obviously don't try to force it.
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    Re: Will a PCI-X card work in a PCI slot?

    I'm sure some PCI-X cards do fit PCI slots at least the SAS one i have does
    you get a reduced bus speed
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