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PCI or PCI-express on my motherboard

By kikou
Sep 4, 2010
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  1. Hello Guys,
    I have the following PC:
    Manufacturer : Packard Bell BV
    Product : PT890-8237A

    it came with NO parallel and serial port. I bought months ago a parallel PCI-E port which works fine. I have to buy now a serial Port but don't know if the remaining two white slots are PCI compliant or PCI-E.
    from PC wizard those are the main characteristics:
    Code:
     Slots Information :	 
    Slot PCI-Express :	32-bit  [5.0v]  -  Empty 
    Slot PCI-Express :	32-bit  [5.0v]  -  Empty 
    Slot PCI-Express :	32-bit  [5.0v]  -  Empty 
    Slot PCI-Express :	32-bit  [5.0v]  -  Unspecified 
    
    then PCI bus entry:
    Code:
    General Information :	 
    Number of PCI Bus :	5 
    Number of PCI Connectors :	0 
    
     Peripheral Type :	 
    Device 1, Bus 0 :	AGP 
    Device 3, Bus 0 :	PCI-Express 
    Device 4, Bus 0 :	PCI-Express 
    Device 1, Bus 2 :	PCI-Express 
    
     General Features :	 
    Support PCI Mechanism 1 :	Yes 
    
     Bus Information #0 :	 
    Device :	P4M890 Host Bridge 
    Device :	P4M890 Host Bridge 
    Device :	P4M890 Host Bridge 
    Device :	P4M890 Host Bridge 
    Device :	P4M890 Host Bridge 
    Device :	P4M890 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller 
    Device :	P4M890 Security Device 
    Device :	P4M890 Host Bridge 
    Device :	ProSavageDDR CPU to AGP Bridge 
    Device :	P4M890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller 
    Device :	P4M890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller 
    Device :	Serial ATA Controller 
    Device :	VT82xxxx EIDE Controller (All VIA Chipsets) 
    Device :	VT82xxxxx USB UHCI Controller (All VIA Chipsets) 
    Device :	VT82xxxxx USB UHCI Controller (All VIA Chipsets) 
    Device :	VT82xxxxx USB UHCI Controller (All VIA Chipsets) 
    Device :	VT82xxxxx USB UHCI Controller (All VIA Chipsets) 
    Device :	VT6202/12 USB EHCI Controller 
    Device :	VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge 
    Device :	VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller 
    Device :	VT8237A PCI to PCIe Bridge 
    Device :	VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge 
    
     Bus Information #2 :	 
    Device :	G72 [GeForce 7500 LE] 
    
     Bus Information #4 :	 
    Device :	RTL8139/810x Fast Ethernet Adapter 
    Device :	VIA 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller [VT6306] 
    
     Bus Information #128 :	 
    Device :	High Definition Audio Controller 
    
    
    T
    then BUS PCI-EXPRESS

    Code:
     PCI-Express Information :	 
    Number of connectors :	4 
    PCI-Express Base :	0xE0000000 
    
     Bus PCI-Express :	 
    Device :	P4M890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller 
    Version :	1.0 
    Port :	0 
    Physical Slot :	#0 
    Slot Populated :	Yes 
    Link Width :	x16   (max. x16) 
    Link Speed :	2.5GB/s 
    
     Bus PCI-Express :	 
    Device :	P4M890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller 
    Version :	1.0 
    Port :	1 
    Physical Slot :	#0 
    Slot Populated :	Yes 
    Link Width :	x1   (max. x1) 
    Link Speed :	2.5GB/s 
    
     Bus PCI-Express :	 
    Device :	G72 [GeForce 7500 LE] 
    Version :	1.0 
    Port :	0 
    Link Width :	x16   (max. x16) 
    Link Speed :	2.5GB/s 
    
    The two remaining slots are white and i am not sure if they pci or PCI-Express. any help please and which version of PCI/PCI-Express i do have to install a serial Port.

    thank you
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,908   +91

    The one lited as "link width x16" is a pcie slot, but her is a visual guide for deterninung what is what.
    The long slots here are PCIE x16 slots
    the two shorter slots are pcie x4, and x1, respectively
    the slot below the pcie x16 is a PCI slot at the bottom[​IMG]
     
  3. kikou

    kikou TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Many thanks for your prompt answer. I am afraid i can't take a photo of my motherboard, but it is FOXCONN n15235. it is similar to this one
    ....

    the only difference the shorter yellow slot is behind the two white slots. the latter are empty and near my GeForce card. also can i know which version of PCI/PCi-E ls
     
  4. kikou

    kikou TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here u go....
    [​IMG]

    the only difference the shorter yellow slot is behind the two white slots. the latter are empty and near my GeForce card. also can i know which version of PCI/PCi-E ls

    it is similar to this one:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    Those white slots are PCI
     
  6. kikou

    kikou TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your answer but which version? can i know? i got this from CPUID software
    PCI capability
    Caps class Power Management
    Caps offset 0x50
    Caps version 1.1

    and why in my original posts, 3 empty pci-e slots are listed. PCI slot is not listed in the report
     


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