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    PCIE X8

    I have a Have a DL180 g5 and the only available slots on the riser card are PCIE X8 i have never seen one before and have looked on google to see if i can find a network card to go into it (preferably dual port) but i can't seem to find it.

    Does anyone know where i can get one from?

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    Toby

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    Intel Gigabit ET Dual Port Server PCI-e Adapter - Ebuyer - I'm not sure you'll find any, even quad port, that use full x8 bandwidth, but some quad port cards are x4.

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    i did see them but will they work in an X8 slot?

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    an x8 slot support x2, x4 or x8 but an x4 slot will only support x2 or x4 etc.

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    PCI-Express slots are backwards compatible, so a x1 card will fit in all slots, x2 in all but x1 slots etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    an x8 slot support x2, x4 or x8 but an x4 slot will only support x2 or x4 etc.
    Not strictly true. Sometimes motherboards come with open-ended PCIe slots which allow to put an higher rated card in a lower rated slot. It just means the device only gets the amount of bandwidth the slot can give it.

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