PCI-E Slots - what kind of cards can they handle?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by arcsbite, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. arcsbite Guest

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    sorry for the stupid question but I'm not usually used to PCI-E slots.
    if I'm right the one's in my Pro are PCI-E 2.0 slots...

    ..so what can I put in there?

    can I use regular PCI-E "1" cards?
    can I use regular PCI cards?

    I need to add sata and extra usb ports but no idea which cards to buy (in the UK)

    any ideas on the kind? I don't wanna buy the wrong ones
    cheers

    Edit - would this work?
    USB Card
    or
    USB & Sata Card
     
  2. FireSlash macrumors member

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    Both of those cards are PCI. Only PCI-E cards will work in the Mac Pro. The slots will fit any PCI-E style, but only two of them are PCI-E 2.0, if your card requires it; one is used by your video card.
     
  3. arcsbite thread starter Guest

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    Jan 14, 2006
    #3
    ah, thanks

    ....so this "would" work? PCI-Express card
     

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