[SATLUG] dumb question mini pci card?

Cheryl Holmes cherylholmes72 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 16:01:55 CDT 2009


thanks Don!  I did notice half height on a few things too..so at least now I
know what I have to have...thanks again...c

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Don Wright <satlug at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:36:25 -0500, Cheryl Holmes
> <cherylholmes72 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >this threw me...the card I want to buy that works out of the box says
> "mini
> >pci card"
> >
> >what does that mean and will it fit like a regular pci card in a tower pc?
>
> That would be a "No". The mini-PCI is a small card designed to mount
> inside a netbook or other small-form-factor PC. It will not work in the
> PCI slots of a typical desktop computer. Neither will the newer full
> size PCI-e cards.
>
> There are even two incompatible "mini" card types. Regular mini PCI is
> about 2" by 3". The Mini Pci-e is about 1"x2". Neither will be useful in
> a typical desktop.
>
> You also have to watch out for half-height card brackets, designed for
> the smaller desktop systems that don't have room for full-size PCI
> cards. (It's OK to have a half-height card as long as it comes with a
> full-height bracket.)  --Don
>
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