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1/2 Height PCI card in full height system

By MYOB
Jul 11, 2002
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  1. 1/2 Height PCI car in full height system

    How can I fit a 1/2 height PCI card to a system with only full-height bays? is this impossible?
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Do you mean this...

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    versus this...?

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    If so, yes. The PCB is smaller, but the actual connectors and the backplate remain the same dimensions.
  3. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 527

    no, i'll get photos. It has a SMALLER back plate
  4. Shaft

    Shaft TS Rookie Posts: 100

    Are you sure it's not a CNR or AMR slot card?
  5. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 527

    its PCI, as when i unscrewed the bracket, it slotted in annd workerd.

    but just having it loose is not an option, it needs to be fixed in
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Is the only problem just the backplate being too short? If so, I have run in to this with modems in the past and was able to fix it by changing the plate with another one. If you don't have a bunch of old cards to compare it with though, you might have a difficult time finding a match. You could however modify the holes in one to make it work with that card.
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