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64/32bit hardware

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64/32bit hardware

My desktop PC has a 64bit mobo running 64bit Win7.

I have a wireless card PCI that is 32bit.

Assuming that there is a PCI slot (not totally sure on that lol) will the two mix or do 63bit boards only accept 64bit cards?

 

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rongtw
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Re: 64/32bit hardware

From Mr Google Thumbs Up

Most 32-bit PCI cards will function properly in 64-bit PCI-X slots, but the bus speed will be limited to the clock frequency of the slowest card,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-X

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Re: 64/32bit hardware

I've never seen a 64 bit PCI slot on consumer grade hardware. Most are 32 bit, even on modern motherboards.
You can use a 32bit PCI card in a 64 bit PCI-X slot and vice Versa.
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Re: 64/32bit hardware

Last time I saw a 64bit pci slot was on a Compaq server. Weird looking thing it was. I was fitting a 4 way gigabit nic into it. (that was over 10 years ago)
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Re: 64/32bit hardware

I once used a 64 bit SCSI card (in a 32 bit PCI slot).

Worked perfectly well.

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Re: 64/32bit hardware

long time since i saw anything SCSI

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