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Super easy question...Expansion slots relateed

Hi all...
Now isa cards have 1 or 2 |____________| (tabs) on the bottom of them...that is how they plug in right? Now. I have one of those that has 4it looks like this:
|_________________||____________|     |____________||_____|
(it has 4...2 are the regulare kind...and the second pair look like PCI). Now I bought a new mother board...it doesn't have the second part of the slot...so...my question is...is it ok to plug it in and just not plug in the second pair of tabs?
thanx
-Digital
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Digital
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Digital
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rmarottaCommented:
Digital,
It sounds like you have a VLB card.  That local bus type was popular with 486 and some Pentium M/B's before PCI took over.
They are mainly used for Vesa VGA & IDE cards.
Cheers,
Ralph

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DigitalAuthor Commented:
you didn't answer the question...Will it work with the PCI looking part not plugged in?
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rmarottaCommented:
I once tried a VESA/LB video card without success.
Ralph
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jelloCommented:
A VESA local bus card will not work in an ISA slot.
(if you want to reject this and give the points to rmarotta, go ahead.)

-jello
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DigitalAuthor Commented:
get in here rmotta
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davidcawkwellCommented:

ISA will work in a VLB slot.
VLB will not work in anything else.

Your going to have to buy a new card
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rmarottaCommented:
Digital,
Just curious....  What kind of card is it?
Does it have a video connector on it?  or any DB9/25's?
Ralph

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DigitalAuthor Commented:
Yes...I need another card (for my client). It is a Video Card.
They had another one...IDE card, but Motherboard has an onboard now...also...do you know what I can do if my Motherboard has NO power led jumper thing? and sorry David...this answer is for rmoratta(sp?) they got it first...I'm jusy getting ALL the details :-)
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JBURGHARDTCommented:
If this is new 486 or pentium you will have PCI and 16 bit cards and the card you want to install look like 8 bit like fax modem radio card you can put it in 16 bit slot because 16 bit is an uprade fro m 8 bit
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rmarottaCommented:
Digital,
It seems from your last comment that you have changed the motherboard.  Apparently you went from a motherboard with VLB slots to something else. I'll assume the new board has PCI slots since that is how you reffered to the connector on the old card.  If so, that's what you want for your video card.
Some boards changed the configuration of the pins for power led connections when the case does not have a keyswitch.  Most have the info silkscreened onto the board somewhere near the pins to give the pin orientation.  I hope this helps.
regards,
Ralph

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DigitalAuthor Commented:
I understand now...but this answer was reserved for rmarotta...
He got it first...thanks tho.
-Digital
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DigitalAuthor Commented:
answer the question Ralph...It is your points...
Yes I changed to new mommyboard...yes it has PCI and no I'm not keeping it. It was screwy...it didn't even match the slots...I'm getting a Mommyboard with a Intel VX chip set...any objections? will it hold a K6 Pr2 166MMX? An yes...I'm getting a new videoboard too...hey...it ain't my money! (it's my client's)
hope to hear from you VERY soon...I'm going to the computer store
-Digital
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abrasionCommented:
PCI works in PCI slots only, on RARE motherboards they have some kind of "extension" to the slot like ISA did to make VLB

ISA = normally the black ones longer than PCI but shorter than isa

VLB = ISA + a thing like PCI added to the end

EISA = Some weird one i havent seen before but it dosent exist anymore sort of a new VLB at one stage i beleive but PCI took over


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magigrafCommented:
Digital...

Is it all about which tech got here first??
Would that mean that we cannot paticipate??

Regards
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rmarottaCommented:
Digital,
Okay on the new M/B.  No problems with the K6. Get the PCI video and all will be well....
Enjoyed it!
Ralph

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rmarottaCommented:
Digital,
I haven't heard from you.  Is there another problem to be solved here?
regards,
Ralph Marotta

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DigitalAuthor Commented:
I got busy :-)
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