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Old 01-17-2006, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I only have 3 PCI slots on my motherboard and two are being used right now. I want to eventually get a sound card and tv tuner (sound card maybe) but it would be nice to have some extras. Is there anything that you can add onto the motherboard or something to add more PCI slots?

i found this on newegg but dont know if it'll work
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813999004
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From what I could make out, that take a PCI slot and gives you an AGP slot.

The also make a couple of PCI-E versions... one uses one slot, the other uses two.
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so theres no such thing that'll give me more PCI slots?
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Not that I know of.
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so does this thing plug into a pci slot and makes it agp or what?
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so does this thing plug into a pci slot and makes it agp or what?
As best I can tell, yes.

They also have a couple of PCI-E versions.

Go to the listing on NewEgg, and click the Manufacturer's Site link.
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Even if you could, there would be no room in your case for it, and you wouldn't be able to access the IO ports from the back of your computer, they would be inside the case...
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but you couldn't get the full bandwidth of agp or PCI express
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but you couldn't get the full bandwidth of agp or PCI express
No, you couldn't.

But the graphics cards for AGP are better/newer than those for PCI, and PCI-E cards are better/newer than AGP.

I wouldn't use it myself, but I'm sure there are a few who would give up a PCI slot or two to get a better graphics card.
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