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Topic # 192136 28-Feb-2016 16:38
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Hello
I have a TPLink wifi card TL-WN881ND PCI Express Adapter

 

But the machine only has a standard long blue PCI Express slot

 

The card is a PCI Express 2.0 interface which fits any standard PCI Express slot x1 x4 x8 or x16

 

I thought the long blue slot was PCI-E x16.

 

Do I need an adapter or something

 

There's not a smaller slot on the motherboard.

 

Its a gigabyte motherboard.

 

Ford

 

 


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  Reply # 1500838 28-Feb-2016 16:42
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whats your wife got to do with this? :)


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  Reply # 1500839 28-Feb-2016 16:45
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the x number is the length of the card or interface type

 

a 1x card is fine to be plugged into any other slot be it x4 x8 or x16


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1500848 28-Feb-2016 16:59
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You can plug it into the big one no problem, the problem is if it was a PCI card but since it's a PCI-E card it is fine.

 

 

 

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/190_041.jpg 

 

http://techreport.com/r.x/buildguide/audio-insert.jpg 


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  Reply # 1500866 28-Feb-2016 18:12
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You shoudn't put wives in the PCI-E slot as they are not compatible and trigger ERROR_NO_APPROVE and ERROR_TAKEITBACK errors for any future additions to the PC.

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