Can I plug a pci card into a pci riser slot?

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Can I plug a pci card into a pci riser slot?

Postby bluejeans » 2017-7-17 @ 12:52

I have a point of sale machine here that has a riser slot but the thing that plugs into it is just com ports and 12/24 volt usb, not an actual riser that gives additional pci slots. Will a single pci device plug in ok? The reason I haven't already tried it is because I'm going to have to cut a hole in the case to fit any type of card in, there's a bit of metal that's too high to allow a pcb of a card in.
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Re: Can I plug a pci card into a pci riser slot?

Postby RJDog » 2017-7-17 @ 13:49

Sounds reasonable.... I would think generally if it looks like a PCI slot and is in a spot that (in another case) you might be able to fit a PCI card, I would expect it is a PCI slot you could put whatever PCI card in.

Out of interest, are you able to post a picture?
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Re: Can I plug a pci card into a pci riser slot?

Postby Ampera » 2017-7-17 @ 18:15

If you are like most retro collectors, I suggest you take a sacrificial modem (of which you may have many) and try it out.
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Re: Can I plug a pci card into a pci riser slot?

Postby cj_reha » 2017-7-17 @ 22:54

Ampera wrote:If you are like most retro collectors, I suggest you take a sacrificial modem (of which you may have many) and try it out.


"sacrificial modem" made me chuckle.

But seriously though, they grow like mold. I have like 10 I have no use for. I've begun sticking them in my towers just to get them out of my sight. :lol:
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Re: Can I plug a pci card into a pci riser slot?

Postby Ampera » 2017-7-19 @ 06:11

cj_reha wrote:
Ampera wrote:If you are like most retro collectors, I suggest you take a sacrificial modem (of which you may have many) and try it out.


"sacrificial modem" made me chuckle.

But seriously though, they grow like mold. I have like 10 I have no use for. I've begun sticking them in my towers just to get them out of my sight. :lol:


I'd take them off your hand as I am looking for some good modems. I'm weird and only have one PCI softmodem.
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