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PhantomInterrogative 
Using PCI and 2x height PCIe card on the SAM460ex
Posted on 30-Mar-2013 20:58:12
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A few weeks ago, a local computer dealer had a HD4850 for $20 (USD). I thought it would make a great replacement for my old EAX1600 Pro. Unfortunately, the 4850 is a double slot card, rendering my PCI slot useless... until now.

Enter the ARC1-152-C7.

Here is my initial system with EAX1600 Pro (heat pipe cooled and silent), USB slot expansion, and PATA PCI card.


I took out the old graphics card and the PATA card. I put in the ARC1-152-C7 riser card. I then put the PATA card into the riser.


Finally, I put the HD4850 in.


Everything runs fine. The only problem I have is the video RAM. It is supposed to be a 512MB card, but shows only 256MB. Other than that, the SAM460ex runs stable and fast.

(My apologies for the blurry pics. I still can't figure out my digital camera. I want my 35mm back!)

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pavlor 
Re: Using PCI and 2x height PCIe card on the SAM460ex
Posted on 30-Mar-2013 22:43:26
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@PhantomInterrogative

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but shows only 256MB


That is exactly what it should show with current Picasso96.

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Re: Using PCI and 2x height PCIe card on the SAM460ex
Posted on 31-Mar-2013 11:49:14
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@PhantomInterrogative

Nice that is a great solution.

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olegil 
Re: Using PCI and 2x height PCIe card on the SAM460ex
Posted on 31-Mar-2013 19:26:04
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@PhantomInterrogative

So now you've rendered the PCIe x1 useless

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Posted on 31-Mar-2013 23:21:35
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@olegil

If he has fixed or did not have audio problem, then he does not need it

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@olegil

The cable length for the riser can be ordered in various lengths. So, theoretically, one could get a long enough cable to be able to use the PCIe, PCI, and PCIe mini slots. Of course, in my setup, the PCIe x1 is indeed unusable.

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No audio problem... unless you mean the inability to use the Center, Surround, SPDIF, and other nifty audio connections on the motherboard.

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vox 
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@olegil

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So now you've rendered the PCIe x1 useless


Which sadly had no use so far (apart from one PCI-E sound card working)

Seems SAM 460 needs low profile video cards not to.

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Which sadly had no use so far (apart from one PCI-E sound card working)


It could be useable in future for USB3.0 cards (drivers in development).

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Spectre660 
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@vox

Using this riser card and a PCIe x1 to PCI bridge card it should be possible to use a 3.3v or dual voltage pci sound card like a Soundblaster live! using the PCIe x1 slot.
Another option is a PCIe x1 to PCIe x16 adapter card and a PCIe graphics card allowing the use of a 2 slot card (some speed issues would arise) .

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@olegil

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So now you've rendered the PCIe x1 useless


Which sadly had no use so far (apart from one PCI-E sound card working)

Seems SAM 460 needs low profile video cards not to.

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