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Is PCI hot swappable?

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I want to unplug my sound card and plug in my TV tuner but im not sure if it will damage anything or even read properly, so is PCI hot swappable? Also no i cant just shut down im downloading things and want them done as quickly as possible.
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post #2 of 17
No it will lock up the PC
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post #3 of 17
Pretty sure they're not hot swappable, no.
    
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post #4 of 17
Just did a quick search, and came up with a thread on Tom's. PCI cards can not be hot swapped and if you do it will most likely turn of your rig.
    
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post #5 of 17
Not a good idea to pull it out while computer is running, so no.
    
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post #6 of 17
Nope. Just going to have to do the old method of turning it off, doing your thing, and turning it back on. Or get a motherboard that supports whatever connectors you need.
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post #7 of 17
I know from personal experience(sadly it killed my sound card while doing it)
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post #8 of 17
People would actually do this in comp tech. To the box that we used to make bacon. I don't recommend either.
 
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post #9 of 17
Don't do it. Just turn your machine off and do it like that.
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post #10 of 17
It's not, lol. Wait until after you're done downloading things to turn it off, or just take the ~5 minute hit to the download time.
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