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adding a 2nd network card to linux

I'm on linux mint. I've just installed a PCIe gigabit network card (from eBay!) into my linux machine. I've already had to follow this guy's instructions to get the onboard NIC working correctly. I ...
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Force renegotiation of PCI Express link speed? x2 card reverts to x1 width

In an effort to circumvent compatibility and cost barriers to using SSD drives with newer HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, I'm working to validate PCIe-based SSDs on the platform. I've been experimenting ...
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Does the Intel DX79TO motherboard support x8 devices (SAS HBAs) on PCIe x16 slots?

Context: I have an Intel DX79TO motherboard and a Sun SAS3081E-S/LSI 1060E-S HBA card with a PCIe x8 interface. I plug the HBA into my mobo next to my graphics card, and the HBA power lights ...
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PCI Extender and 1GB Ethernet Performance

One of my server has 2 PCI slots which has already plugged with 1GB Ethernet cards. I want to add two more 1GB NIC to this server. I've found on ebay this pci extender. I want to ask, because I ...
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Bracket to convert half-height to full- height PCI card?

I would like to convert a half-height PCI card to full-height card, so some sort of metal bracket is needed. Does anyone know what such a converter is called?
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Is it possible to use server PCIe cards/PCIe RAID controller on desktop motherboard?

I've found myself in possession of a MSI 785GT-E63 motherboard. I need to put a PCIe x8 RAID controller on it, but the x16 PCIe slot is certainly originally intended for graphics cards. Would putting ...
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Rackmount server with a PCI-e x16 slot that will accept a double-width card? [closed]

I'm looking to buy a rackmount server that will accommodate an NVIDIA Tesla C1060 for testing purposes by our developers. The card is a dual-width PCI-e 16x card, and I'm having trouble finding a ...
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PCI-Express hierarchical architecture — where is the weakest node

I'm wondering about the fact, that PCI architecture is hierarchical. Therefore, even if I have two PCIx4 slots, it's possible that I will not be able to fully utilize it, because the slots will ...
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How to check at which PCI-Express mode a NIC operates

I have PCIe x4 NIC plugged into PCIe x16 slot. I have read, that even though it should run in x4 mode, it's not guaranteed: the network card can run in backward compatibility 1x mode. How to verify ...
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What's the bandwidth and form factor for PCIe x1 x4 x8 and x16?

What speed, number of pins (physical size) are PCIe x1 x4 x8 and x16? Normally I would google to find a photo showing the various types of PCI Express cards and their max bandwidth. Now that ...