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Windows 7: Wondering what these two slots are for inside desktop

03 Feb 2014   #1
vitaminn

64 bit Windows 7
 
 
Wondering what these two slots are for inside desktop

Subject pretty much sums it up.

I just added a bit of RAM to my computer and when I opened it up, I noticed two empty slots... see image.

Any idea what they are used for???




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03 Feb 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I believe those if im mistaken are PCI slots for PCI enabled devices(some outside sound card makers, etc use PCI. I have a PCI express sound blaster sound card). And I think that is what both are for. One is PCI(I think) and the other is PCI express.
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03 Feb 2014   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The top black one is a PCI-e x16 slot. It usually gets used by graphics cards. The next two black ones are PCI-e x1 slots. They usually get used by sound cards, TV tuner cards, USB expansion cards, etc. The white one on the bottom is a PCI slot. It's there for a variety of legacy cards.
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03 Feb 2014   #4
vitaminn

64 bit Windows 7
 
 

Thanks you two. And @Lady, I didn't eve SEE the two small black ones! haha.
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