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Old 06-14-2019, 07:05 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by s wave View Post
I got a an old dual xeon cpu mobo pc for $7. I figured I would use it for nas or worst a mid synth. It is actually a pci X. I know there was a way to convert a pci pc into a pcie computer. The pci video cards were like max 1gb ram and lacking speed too. There used to be a pci to pcie bridge in cirulation back around 2002 2003 era. I just ran across a thread today (2015) here: informative on audio recording.

and here is the other way PCIE to PCI bridge:

There are many things you can do even though many so called experts say nay.
I knew there were converter gadgets like those, but I'd still be leery and every time something acted up I'd always suspect an adapter. In the early days of SATA I built my kid a machine, but it didn't have enough legacy IDE ports so I had to use a SATA to PATA adapter. While it did work, every time his computer did something weird I always wondered if some data got mangled by that adapter. Not long after building that machine, I got him a SATA drive.
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