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  • What’s the skinny on PCI-X slots?

    Posted by Tom Matthies on May 20, 2005 at 3:08 am

    Just got my new 2.3 Dual and I’m wondering if I can possibly use my Lacie FW800 PCI cards in the new machine. I need different FW400 busses for my Aja LA and some legacy drives and cameras. I need the FW800 card for external FW drives. Basically, I need three separate busses, 2-FW400 and one FW800 for all the added stuff. Just what is the difference between PCI and PCI-X and what can I transfer to the new machine?
    Tom

    Tom Matthies replied 19 years ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Kaspar Kallas

    May 20, 2005 at 6:54 am

    PCI-X takes legacy PCI units as well (it is backwards compatible) the only thing is that it will make the bus run slower – in regular PCI mode so if you only have PCI cards then just fit them in and they will work.

    If you have some PCI-X stuff also like blackmagic/Aja HD card or disk controller make sure you fit the in different busses, put pci-x in the topmost slot and regular PCI cards to second an third

    -Kaspar

  • Tom Matthies

    May 20, 2005 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks, I’ll give it a try. I just didn’t want to blow something up with different pin-outs or voltages.
    Tom

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