Using a Wide PcI Card in a Regular PCI Slot.

By lakers0505
Jan 23, 2007
  1. Hi i want too add a dvi port to my computer, only way too do tat for me is too use a pci port,unfortunately for me all of the graphic cards with dvi ports use wide pci ports, when i only have a REGULAR PCI PORT.

    I read somewhere that i can use a wide pci card in a regular pci slot, as long as it physically fit. If anyone has done something like this, ide appreciate some assitance, thanks. All i want is the dvi port, so losing speed by putting the card in a regular pci spot wont matter too me. Thanks
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Uhm.. What do you mean by "wide". That link you posted shows a perfectly normal PCI card.

    Or do you mean that you want a "low profile" or "half height" card? There are plenty of those on Newegg. Don't be fooled by the pictures - usually the cards come with a full-height backplate installed and a separate low-profile backplate you have to attach yourself.
  3. lakers0505

    lakers0505 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea a friend helped me figure out it was a regular card, im new too these things, thanks for the respones though.
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