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Hey guys, I am looking for a good firewire card since I use recording equipment and I currently have this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Free-Mouse-Pad-Add-2-Firewire-1394B-and-1-1394A-ports-PCI-e-Card-header-/381423388406?hash=item58ce9b06f6

BUT...I'm having random audio drop outs in Firefox and Windows Media Player/VLC when playing audio files. So perhaps I need PCI card and not PCI-e


This is my board: http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z97-GAMING-5.html#hero-specification

I made a mistake and bought this type of slot thinking it's right, but it did NOT fit
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Can you tell me what type of PCI slot will fit for me?

Since PCI-E cards are scarce and usually require power molex, which is not what I want, so I'm looking for PCI. I bought my PCI-e card because it had Texas chip on it for less possibility of drop outs as VLA or VIA (can't remember) has more chances of audio sync fail causing drop outs.

Maybe I am just clueless, but this is the lane I thought PCI will go into:






Thank you
Edited by XLifted - 11/7/15 at 10:38am
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You need a PCI to PCIE adapter card to use a PCI card. Most motherboards now do not come with PCI slots. You will very rarely see manufacturers add in a PCI slot. Your board has zero PCI lanes. Pretty sure the SIIG cards use TI chips.
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Your mobo has only PCI-e slots. It doesn't have any PCI slots.
This should be obvious if you already posted the mobo specifications...
Edited by Tiihokatti - 11/7/15 at 12:14pm
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You need a PCI to PCIE adapter card to use a PCI card. Most motherboards now do not come with PCI slots. You will very rarely see manufacturers add in a PCI slot. Your board has zero PCI lanes. Pretty sure the SIIG cards use TI chips.
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Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

Your mobo has only PCI-e slots. It doesn't have any PCI slots.
This should be obvious if you already posted the mobo specifications...

Oh, so that was my conclusion lol, I'm clueless tongue.gif

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