1/2 Height PCI card in full height system

By MYOB ยท 5 replies
Jul 11, 2002
  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: 4,572   +65

    Do you mean this...


    versus this...?


    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: 492

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

    Shaft TS Rookie Posts: 79

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

    MYOB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 492

    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 Maniac Posts: 2,244

    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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