PCI slots on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fairnymph, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. fairnymph macrumors 6502

    fairnymph

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    I have a PCI card that I need to use with the MP I'll be buying. To my knowledge, there are no PCI slots on the MP - right?

    Are there PCI to PCI express adapters?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Right
    No.

    You need to look for a PCI-e replacement for the card, or a Firewire solution.
     
  3. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    The only option I can think of is expensive, and that's a PCI-Express PCI expansion system http://www.mobl.com/expansion/products/pcie_expansion/index.html . It would be alot cheaper to find a PCI-Express card replacement for the PCI card.
     
  4. fairnymph thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The 'replacement' for my PCI card would be around $300. :(

    Stupid SGI proprietary connection.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Well that's 1/4 to 1/5th the cost of the external chassis option (Magma et all)
     
  6. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    I've bought graphic card upgrades more expensive than that.
     
  7. fairnymph thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But I've already spent $300 (a few years ago) to keep using this monitor. GRRR!
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    I'm thinkin' sell the monitor and card before its too late, and get a flat panel 20 or 22" for $400...
     
  9. fairnymph thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't get a monitor with as much ppi for less than $4k.
     

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