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Re: Ultrapro's new PC!!

Post#51 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:52 pm

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so this USB card arrived, gives me 5 more ports, excellent, super. so I go to install it and I'm befuddled, it says PCI but the slot I put it in doesn't seem to have the same configuration, for instance, this card its card that goes into the slot is split twice, but the pci port only has 1 dividing peg... needless to say it went in and worked and registered, its just odd as the port is bigger than the card part that went in the slot... any idea why that might be?
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Re: Ultrapro's new PC!!

Post#52 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:49 pm

DCUltrapro wrote:question:

so this USB card arrived, gives me 5 more ports, excellent, super. so I go to install it and I'm befuddled, it says PCI but the slot I put it in doesn't seem to have the same configuration, for instance, this card its card that goes into the slot is split twice, but the pci port only has 1 dividing peg... needless to say it went in and worked and registered, its just odd as the port is bigger than the card part that went in the slot... any idea why that might be?

I took a few minutes to do some research and it looks like the key notch is related to what voltage the add-in card needs. 3.3 Volt add-in boards include a key notch in pin positions 12 and 13 to allow them to be plugged only into 3.3 Volt system connectors. Universal add-in boards include both key notches to allow them to be plugged into either 5 Volt or 3.3 Volt system connectors.

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Re: Ultrapro's new PC!!

Post#53 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:43 am

ok... so basically, its a universal add in and is designed to fit more than one plug.... right? sometimes I understand laymans terms better lol
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Post#54 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:39 pm

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Post#55 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:14 am

lol, thats crazy, this is my motherboard remember? I don't suppose you can describe whats on mine in relation to the pics you just shared?

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Re: Ultrapro's new PC!!

Post#56 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:26 pm

PCI 5V 32bit

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Post#57 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:54 am

ok so hang on, if my machine is 64bit, how come it doesn't have 64bit slots? or am I being stupid
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Re: Ultrapro's new PC!!

Post#58 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:40 pm

lol its your version of windows that is 64-bit

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Post#59 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:56 am

yeah, but I thought it was the motherboard that dictated whether the machine could use 64bit
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Re: Ultrapro's new PC!!

Post#60 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:48 am

DCUltrapro wrote:yeah, but I thought it was the motherboard that dictated whether the machine could use 64bit

Nope the CPU.

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