[lug] "low profile pci"?
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.
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