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pci in poweredge 2600

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will using a standard pci card in a pci-x slot affect the onboard controller?  I know it will slow down the bus speed at the slots
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You don't want to put anything in that slot other than a true PCI-X supported card

The 2600 has 6 other PCI slots for you to use, are these all used up?
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There is only one standard pci slot and I have a USB 2.0 card in that
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You may just want to try the card and test the performance before and after.

You can use a tool like this:
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Disk-Throughput-Tester-DiskTT_program_23527.html
to measure the performance of the disks before and after.  That'll help you evaluate if adding the card is worth the performance hit.
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