Mixing ISA and PCI cards in opposite slots

Posted on 2004-09-18
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have heard that it is possible to put a PCI card in a ISA slot and it will sometimes work. Is this true and if so can you do the opposite and put an ISA card in a PCI slot?
Question by:Copelandtech
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Very simply, NO it is not possible, whoever told you that is was is very wrong.
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rayt333 earned 400 total points
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an ISA slot is either an 8 or a 16 bit and the PCI is either 32 bit or maybe even 64 bit (newer boards)

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Fair enough, I thought it sounded like a bit of BS but hey, if ya don't ask...

Thanks rayt133

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