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Question about PCI slots in a 64-bit AMD

Old 08-22-05, 06:00 PM
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Question about PCI slots in a 64-bit AMD

I'm using a 64-bit Athlon 3000 ("older" processor from last year) with an MSI nvidia3 motherboard and am curious about PCI cards. I tried putting an Intel NIC into the PCI slot and it didn't work. Windows didn't read it, no lights blinking on it either.

Do I need 64-bit PCI cards for this? Or should they be "backwards" compatible with 32 bit?

Just curious, thanks.
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Old 08-22-05, 06:25 PM
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The # bits on the processor don't affect the PCI slots. You most likely have either a bad NIC or a bad slot.
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Old 08-22-05, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the info, I was thinking that could be the issue.
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Old 08-22-05, 07:28 PM
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No biggie. 64bit CPUs are new for all of us.
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Old 08-23-05, 03:28 PM
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umm actually if you're running 64bit windows the drivers might not be available, are you running 64bit or 32bit windows?
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