Is it possible to have more available PCI slots on my computer?

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Is it possible to increase the number of available PCI slots on my computer?  

Do I need to buy another computer to have more available PCI slots? 

Is it possible to have PCI tower with multiple PCI slots on my computer?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #82074

Is it possible to have more available PCI slots on my computer?

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No it is not possible to have more than one PCI slot in you motherboard. PCI slot or PCI bus is used for motion videos and other such  a heavy load. For example you want to play video your video card or other thing could be added to the PCI slot. PCI slot are very expensive and are used only one in every motherboard. 

But if you want to all manually you can. you have to keep in mind that every motherboard can't support PCI. 

So you have to make this in mind. 

Hope this will solve your problem.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #82077

Is it possible to have more available PCI slots on my computer?

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Hello Rosalie Diaz.

Yes, it is possible to add more PCI slots to your motherboard.  A couple of years ago, motherboards used to have around 5 or more PCI slots.  With the advent of AGP, most motherboards started having 5 PCI slots.  When PCI express was born, motherboards further reduced conventional PCI slots to around 3 or even less.  There's a way to add more conventional PCI slots to your motherboard without having to purchase a new motherboard. 

This can be accomplished with the use of a "riser card".  It's basically a card that you plug into an available PCI slot on your motherboard.  Some use it to position card in a horizontal position to fit in low-profile cases.  Should you decide to buy a riser card, be sure to check for compatibility first. 

Here are photos of riser cards:

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