What are the little PCI x1 slots for on a motherboard?

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    The little white slots that are about one inch long. What do you use them for? This has been bugging me for a while now :wtc:
     
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    Also known as CNR - Communications and Network Riser on some brands.
     
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    So it is for nothing that I will ever use... Great... they could have just made 2 extra PCI slots instead.
     
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    Indeed. Pretty pointless :)

    Not sure I've ever seen an AMR/CNR card on sale either.
     
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    I know I havent. I have 3 of those damn slots as well :mad:

    I could have used the extra PCI slots for sure... at least to I could give my video card some more room for airflow.
     
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    3 on 1 mobo is very strange..

    Is it a newish mobo?
    They could even be PCIe 1x slots.
     
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    i think i remember hearing from someone on this board

    it's pcie x1 slots

    for pcie sound cards ands tuff in the future
     
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    If you are indeed talking about PCIe 1x, this is a good page to read:
    http://www.gen-x-pc.com/pci_basic.htm

    It may be smaller than regular 32bit/33MHz PCI, but it has more bandwidth (approx same bw as AGP 1x 32bit/66MHz I think) and will eventually replace it.
     
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    Soundcards, SCSI, gigabyte ethernet adapters, things that need a higher bandwidth than a regular PCI slot will use the PCIe 1X slot. I believe creative will be releasing a PCIe card sometime in the near future.
     
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    Gigabyte ethernet adaptors might need them, but for the record gigabit ethernet controllers can be used to their fullest on the regular PCI bus.
     
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    Baaaaaaarely. And there's not much left over for anything else. Forget having two of them.
     

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