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PCI Half slot, Sound card, Full duplex

By MBR2 ·
What is a PCI Half slot? I have an older computer about 5 yrs old and I want to buy a new Sound card that supports Full duplex for Win XP.

I was looking at the Sound Blaster 16 WavEffects 32 Voice PCI Sound Card.

Under the specs it says you need:

Open half-length PCI 2.1 compliant slot
Windows? 9x, Windows? ME, Windows? NT 4.0*, or Windows? 2000*

There is no mention of Windows XP as an OS.

My mother board is a Shuttle Hot-637 with 4 PCI slots.

I have a feeling that my mother board is to old to support PCI 2.1 slots but I am not sure.

My system is a PII-266mhz with Win XP installed.
With enough RAM to handle wvwerything I have so far.

Am I out of luck? Do I just need to buy a new computer?

I would appreciate any advice before I go and buy a new sound card, or plan on buying a new computer.

Thanks in advance!

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by RCOM In reply to PCI Half slot, Sound card ...

Get the computer.

But there's plenty of PCI sound cards that will work just fine in your PC.

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by BobbyC In reply to PCI Half slot, Sound card ...

i would not worry to much about the card not having win xp as a compliant os, as it runs along the same lines as win 2000 it should not be a problem, on the same instance i would recon your system board is too old for the card, it should run but not to the standard it is supposed too, your bast option would be to purchase a new pc, the sound card will come with.

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by Boli In reply to PCI Half slot, Sound card ...

how did u get XP to run on 266MHz? id get a new computer, but there are many sound cards that will work in your current computer.

also, that sound card you stated probably wont work very well in your computer, and the apps that come with it will probably need more processor power!

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I will upgrade the computer.

Thanks

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