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1. PCI express within OS2
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Curious about support for PCI Express within OS2. Since i don't have system myself with PCI Express I now wonder if there is anyone out there that have had the opportunity of testing this under OS2.

Reason for asking is that the new Expresscard that will replace PC-card connects to the system either via PCI Express or USB 2.0 (as far what I have managed to figure out). So if PCI Express more or less works as PCI, well then OS2 Users are in the safe then, or? Enlight me!

Date: 13 Jan, 2005 on 10:38
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Hi Kim,

I think if we think through the question, we could probably understand it. Remember the "bruhaha" surounding AGP when it was new? Many people in the OS/2 community wondered if AGP would work with OS/2. AGP didn't cause a problem.

For the moment, let's forget about OS/2 and ask the same question as it applies to Windows. Can Windows be installed on a system with PCI-E? My guess is that PCI-E should not be a problem to OS/2 (eCS).

However, with that in mind, I would like to know the answer to your question also.

Date: 13 Jan, 2005 on 19:40
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Well, agree with your backward question about AGP; but AGP was still based on plain PCI just that the bus speed has increased. So by having said that; I just maybe have answered the question myself But, when looking at the pci epress bus it has changed a lot from the normal plain PCI-bus at least the look of it.

Same question could apply for 64bits PCI bus; does they work; well assume so; but one still would need drivers. Are there 64bits PCI boards actually running under OS2?

But having said that; if we could assume above regarding the PCI Express; well then it would actually be great for OS2 users since both PCI and USB are well working under OS2 and that would make ExpressCard a great step for OS2.

Date: 13 Jan, 2005 on 19:54
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Are there any computers that use PCI Express? (have it installed?). It would not be easy to test it if it is not only any available computer.

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Date: 13 Jan, 2005 on 20:50
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From what I heard from Scitech boards, PCI Express is working fine as far as video card support. I do not know about other uses for PCI Express, but it may just be a matter of writting a driver which is compatable.
Date: 14 Jan, 2005 on 21:01
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6. Re:Computers with PCI express?
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BigWarpGuy (13 Jan, 2005 20:50):
Are there any computers that use PCI Express? (have it installed?). It would not be easy to test it if it is not only any available computer.

Actually most new moderboard today have PCI Express; I had a system at home a while ago with PCI Express but never came around to test it out and as well I never had any PCI Express hardware to test out.

Date: 14 Jan, 2005 on 23:20
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I have new computer DELL Precision 370 with PCI Express. The OS/2 system working without promblems, but I am in trouble with NVIDIA graphics card. Scitech SNAP don't know graphics chipset.
Date: 18 Jan, 2005 on 15:19
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Have you had the opportunity of testing with some simple PCI Express cards yet, such USB-cards?
Date: 18 Jan, 2005 on 16:38
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