pci-e to pci

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by flinstone, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. flinstone macrumors member

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    Hi..
    I really need some help!!!! Please!!
    Yesterday i ordered the quad 2.5 Yhee! BUT, BUT????
    Hey there is a pci-e slot ..... I have a wonderful RME HD audio card (hdsp9632) that uses pci. i read somewhere that pci-e and pci are compatible. but to be sure i wrote RME. They say that the card can't be fitted in a pci-e slot!!!!!!.........
    :mad: My question is. Is there a convertor or something that i can use?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    PCEe (PCI Express) should never have been called anything that started with PCI.

    At least with PCI-X slots, you can fit standard PCI cards in them.

    But PCIe is a totally different bus architecture from PCI and PCI-X. A converter (if someone made one) would not be cost effective. You would be better off selling your old PCI card and buying a new PCIe one.
     
  3. flinstone thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your help Bear.
    But i don't seem to be able to find ANY pci-e audio card at all!!!
     
  4. beyarecords macrumors newbie

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    That's cause there aint none!, and it's anybodies guess as to when they will, if at all, be available. So your only option is to buy something like a Magma cage, expensive!!, but they don't currently have an drivers for OS X!!

    Beya
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    This is why Apple are still selling the old PCI-X PowerMacs!
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    PCIexpress cards are starting to be announced with Mac support.

    I suggest you check with the audio card manufacturer of your choice to find out what their plans are. Their websites may be updated with plans and/or announcements.
     
  7. pionata macrumors 6502

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    You can always get a firewire from echo (Heard there is problems with m-audio firewire cards).
     

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