View Full Version : What uses CNR slots?

09-12-2003, 10:38 AM
Hi, i just run Aida32 on my comp, and it says that my computer has 1 CNR slot, now im curious as to what actually uses this slot?

09-12-2003, 10:45 AM
CNR or Communication and Networking Riser was made by Intel. It was supposedly made to reduce the costs to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers).

It didn't quite catch on, it's uses were to support Audio, Modem and Network interfaces, which means buying cards with a CNR slot. Basically I'd prefer if they put another PCI slot there instead of a CNR slot as it's rare to find those products around, unless you really are hunting around for them.

09-12-2003, 10:45 AM
It's usually for Modems or network cards. From memory I think it stands for Communications Network Riser (but don't quote me on that).

Babe Ruth
09-12-2003, 10:47 AM
CNR - Communication and networking Riser (card) slot.

Not a lot ... maybe a soundcard or a modem or... see definition/explanation Here (http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/CNR.html)

Cheers, Babe.

09-12-2003, 10:50 AM
for modems that no one ever uses

09-12-2003, 10:57 AM