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Adding Mini PCIE WiFi expansion card

Q: Adding Mini PCIE WiFi expansion card

Hi My motherboard got a port called Mini PCIE It looks similar to the standard PCIE port but is much smaller I guess that's why it's called mini AND it appears to be tilted degrees to Mini card Adding PCIE expansion WiFi the right if I'm right So I would have to place the card vertically Space seems Adding Mini PCIE WiFi expansion card to be limited Of course I could be wrong on that Board type is MSI AM i Photo is below The port in question is just next to the two SATA data ports actually on the left in the second pictures I'd like to install Adding Mini PCIE WiFi expansion card a Wifi card there Please tell me How and where Where am I supposed to place the antennas Do you know any good cards I didn't buy the card yet only the motherboard Thanks a lot The mini PCIE port is just above again next to the white-blue capacitors and left to the sata ports and lies vertically in the picture with a number tag written to it

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A: Adding Mini PCIE WiFi expansion card

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also, you can buy cards for putting minipci in a regular pci slot that has these antennas
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Plug the SSD into the first SATA port if you have one. Win7 is not meant to be installed on a USB drive.
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A:Mini PCIE wireless card compatibility

PCI-e IS universal, it will work with every MB, but your OS has to have drivers for it. Either built in, on the manufacturers website, or on windows update (I have Win 8 and it had no drivers for mine, so I had to use my power line adapter to supply internet to my computer for windows update to get the driver). So what I am saying is as long as you have a wired internet connection to use as an alternative then you should be fine.
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Usually the mini PCIe slot is reserved for Wireless Nic cards.
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Hi zapp22,

It appears that the 'Wireless Card' is currently 'Disabled'; please check its status in 'BIOS' and 'enable' it if needed. To access 'BIOS' you may follow the steps listed below:
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A:PCIe x4 Raid controller card into PCIe x16 slot

The 4X card has the long edge connector for the socket I assume, then yes. I have a second x16/4 slot that, iirc, they say will work as a 4x slot. That said, do they make a PCIE x1 videocard for the short slot?
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Whatever has an mSATA interface for it will work.

From here SSD Kingston 60GB SM200S3/60G mSATA p/ Ultrabook,tablet - Atera Inform?tica

its a SATA 3 device, so for optimal performance you should use something that can guarantee enough bandwith to not bottleneck it.

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Adding expansion cards (whether PCI or PCI-E cards) to a motherboard increase (more voltage, more power, more heat, and more stress) on:

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C. Southbridge voltage controller?

For each of these above, does adding expansion cards impact any one of these? If so which ones? Please explain how they are impacted too.

Also, if you KNOW of ANOTHER hardware component or internal sub-component that is impacted with adding expansion cards, please let me know WHAT it is and HOW it is impacted.

Please reply.

Thank you!

A:By adding expansion cards to my MB affect voltage controllers?

Adding cards per se doesn't have any impact whatsoever on any of those components, providing of course that your PSU is capable of supplying the extra power required. If it isn't, or is already running at close to its rated capacity, then there could be issues. These can be easily rectified by fitting a PSU of sufficient capacity.
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A:buying laptop PCIe mini dual band adapter

Your post is confusing for a few reasons:
Laptops do not have expansion slots, PCIe or otherwise. Everything is expanded through the external ports.
Very few laptops are made with dual band adapters right now. It is curious that a school would require something that is only available on top end laptops.
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Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. I've created a new thread for your issue here. Thanks for your cooperation.

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Ah... you've transported us all back to the bad old days of the IRQ error (Interrupt ReQuest).

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use this chart , this will be the easiest way for you to find a comparible card. if you're interested in an ATI card, then use this chart

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A:USB 3.0 PCIe card in x16 slot?

Hi there LindenBruce

Yes, you can.
It will not occupy all lanes, but it will function PROPERLY.
That was a very common question when PCI-e was first introduced.
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How To Find Unknown Device Drivers By Their Vendor & Device ID

Going out to eat and will return later.

Hope this helps.

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