[lug] "low profile pci"?

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Wed Jan 10 20:58:09 MST 2001

On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 05:34:16PM -0700, Scott A. Herod wrote:
>Anyone know what "low profile pci" means in Gateway's ads?
>Will a generic PCI card fit in such?

It means that it conforms to the "Low Profile PCI" spec.  ;-)
Basicly, the side that's exposed to the back of the PC is half
to two-thirds as tall as a regular card.  AFAIK, the placement
and type of connector is as on PCI.  You can probably put a
PCI card in it if you leave the cover of the case off -- as
long as the connector on the back doesn't interfer with the

Personally, I thought NLX was better.  The riser card would let
you fit regular PCI or ISA cards in there, and you could go with
a funky card placement because of the riser card.  Cards facing
the front or side?  Should be doable.  In fact,
you could do BOTH -- put your audio card facing front, SCSI facing

 If you have too many special cases, you are doing it wrong. 
                 -- Craig Zerouni
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
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