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Can HP SMART ARRAY 6400 controller be installed in PCI Express slot instead of PCI-X

I have HP SMART ARRAY 6400  controller, the documents say that it should be installed in PCI-X slot, PCI (extended), in the market I find a board with PCI Express port, I want to buy it, but , will it work? Can i install my controller in PCI Express port insted of PCI-X. Please remember that PCI-X is different than PCI Express port.


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Handy HolderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
You can only put a PCI-X card in a PCIe slot if you take a hacksaw to it.
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maaroufiAuthor Commented:
What do you mean by "hacksaw to " ?
Thank you
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Handy HolderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
It will not fit, it's not physically or electrically compatible with a PCIe slot. Perhaps your server manafacturer makes a PCIe to PCI-X riser, for example new ProLiants come with PCIe but can be converted to take PCI-X cards.
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