Reply 49460 of 50503, by acl
Warlord wrote on 2023-06-07, 19:22:acl wrote on 2023-06-07, 08:06:
A few years ago, i found a nice boxed Parhelia AGP 256MB. Full set accessories, docs and CDs for 40€ !!! But the item was locate […]
A few years ago, i found a nice boxed Parhelia AGP 256MB. Full set accessories, docs and CDs for 40€ !!! But the item was located in Paris area, while i live in Britanny, several hours away.
No matter what i tried, the seller did not wanted to ship. And i tried HARD to convince him for weeks.
Nope. No way.
I had a small opportunity to setup a meeting during a business trip to Paris, but could not arrange that because of my super tight schedule.
Finally, after two months, i hired someone on TaskRabbit to buy the card in person and ship it !
This was not that expensive, with a grand total of around 100€ for the card + the pickup service + shipping but what a headache !
I asked to the person who picked up the card what the seller looked like and he confirmed that he was a bit eccentric.
I've got a nice Parhelia PCI-X from some medical scrap laying around in my basement. It's kinda mysterious in some way and unusual, I plan on slotting it as secondary card in my next build just for fun. Since I have one of those Supermicro boards with PCI-E and PCI-X. Forcing some older game to use the parhelia to render instead of the GTX 960 I plan on using as a main card could be problematic though, have to see If I can find some work arounds.
I always wanted to know if such cards are able to work in regular PCI slots.
PCI-x slots, of course, accept regular PCI cards.
The way around is sometimes possible, but the card must be designed to support it, and the motherboard needs to have a "cut" in the back of the PCI slot to physically accept a longer PCI-X card.
I have a 3Ware PCI-x Raid card that works grear in regular PCI slot, but I always wanted to try with a graphics card.
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