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Old 05-18-2006, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to change my computer as mine is 5 years old - (it's getting to be a bit of a nuisance stoking up the boiler.) The ones I'm interested in mention that they have two, three or sometimes four PCI slots. Can someone please tell me what they are for - do I need to have a few spare.... sorry if it's a dumb question but I just don't know understand what they are for....

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Old 05-18-2006, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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PCI or PCIe?

PCI is for like network cards and things like that.

PCIe is for like video cards and other cards.

They both are basically like a ISA or AGP or whatever other slots there has been in the past. There are cards that go in each.
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Thanks for the info - I take it that they're inside the computer - With the adverts saying that the computer had 7 usb ports and 4 PCI slots I thought that they were slots on the outside of the case. It's pretty clear now - thanks again.

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Nope. PCI slots are slots directly on the motherboard.

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