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Old October 19, 2010, 11:52 PM
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Question Video card and sound card in pci-e

Hi there, I am not sure this is the best forum to post this question, but I think it should be appropriate.

I've recently built a new computer, with the
ASUS P7P55D-E as my motherboard. It has two pci slots, and I have it filled with a sound card and a wireless network card. There is not enough clearance between the pci slot which holds the network card and the pci-e slot where the 5850 goes, though, and so it blocks parts of the fan on the video card. I was wondering whether a pci-e sound card (or NIC) would have an impact in the performance of the video card. I hope it is clear what I'm trying to ask...

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Old October 20, 2010, 12:03 AM
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no. but you can always move the 5850 in the other slot if it heats up so much


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Old October 20, 2010, 12:15 AM
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As I've filled both pci slots already, moving the video card itself wouldn't solve anything... :(
Therefore, the only thing I can think of is to get a pci-e card for either sound or wireless networking so that I can free up the pci slot.
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get a 10 dollar usb wifi adapter. trendnet makes nice and cheap ones. they look like a dildo lol(what some girl i built a puter for said) but they get the jobbe done.
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Old October 20, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I have already considered that before too, but it seems that a USB wireless adapter is just not as reliable..

Well anywho I guess I'll look some more!

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Old October 20, 2010, 11:44 PM
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A video card, video adapter, graphics accelerator card, display adapter, or graphics card is an expansion card whose function is to generate output images to a display. Many video cards offer added functions, such as accelerated rendering of 3D scenes and 2D graphics, video capture, TV-tuner adapter, MPEG-2/MPEG-4 decoding, FireWire, light pen, TV output, or the ability to connect multiple monitors multi-monitor.
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whoever told you that usb wireless adapters arent reliable is prolly using the 10 dollar one. I've got 4 40 dollar trendnet mini usb wireless adapters running my computers in my shop, and I can assure you they are 110% perfectly reliable. they even out distance the one computer with the wireless pci adapter, so dont think you get shorted on the range either.
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the 10 dollar trendnet i mentioned is quite reliable, not so sure about other companies in the price spectrum :)

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is that some filler the newbie just added? :D
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