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31-12-2002, 05:54 PM
I am looking to update my soundcard to a good quality one. I have been looking around the web at manufacturers' sites and notice that some of them state that I need a PCI 2.1 compliant PCI slot for the card. What is this and how can I find out if I have one ?

I am running a AMD K6-2 500 PC with Win 98SE.

Can someone please help me here ???

31-12-2002, 07:55 PM
A search on Google brought up this advice:

Windows 98 and Windows 95 OSR-2 allows you to easily determine if the computer supports the PCI 2.1 specification.

If you are using Windows 98 or Windows 95 OSR-2, please use the following steps to determine if the computer meets the PCI 2.1 specification:

Right-click the My Computer icon.

Click Properties.

Click the Device Manager tab.

Click the plus (+) sign next to System Devices.

Double-click PCI Bus.

If a tab labeled IRQ Steering is present, your computer is PCI 2.1 compliant.

Others will offer more advice as you may need to open your case to determine if a free slot is available.

31-12-2002, 11:27 PM
Thank you very much Susan, if only I thought to look there.

Have a great New Year's !!