Re: PCI excessive retry error

From: John Bradford
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 07:28:16 EST

> I mentioned a "broken bus" in the beginning. Some new
> PCI boards are not 5-volt tolerant. If you plug them into
> the PCI bus of some motherboards (Intel 865PE chipset),
> The Intel D865PERL, for one, the PCI/Bus will get blown.
> Same with the MS-6585 (648 MAX board). I blew up several
> boards by plugging 3.5 volt PCI cards into the 5 volt
> bus. According to the rules, it's supposed to work unless
> the PCI slots have "Cadium Yellow" or "Brilliant Blue"
> keying plugs (I kid you not, it's in the PCI specs).

So, did you actually plug the cards in to the wrong coloured slots, or
do you have a 3.5 volt-incompatible motherboard with a colour of slots
which suggests compatibility?

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