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PCI Slot/Video Card Placement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FZWG, Apr 2, 2001.

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  1. FZWG

    FZWG Thread Starter

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    Appreciate some assistance.

    Some pc builders recommend the video card(not AGP) be placed on the PCI slot nearest to the power supply. Anyone know the rationale for this?
     
  2. ETS

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    That seems to be the most popular slot for the highest priority devices during "bus arbitration". Since video or graphics require the most from system resources it's best to give them the highest priority when they are negotiating for control of the PCI bus. But, the specification doesn't require that, so a designer could assign any PCI slot to have the highest priority if he/she wanted to.
     
  3. FZWG

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    ETS,

    Thank you for your reply. Your statement makes pretty good sense. Good info.

    Have a good week.

    :)
     
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