Components for Building Computers From Scratch/PCi help

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If you have 4 pci 32 bit slots I know the bandwidth is 1133MBps but am I right all 4 pci slot Share the 1133MBps Bandwidth?

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PCI does not have 1133 MB/s bandwidth; depending on revision it can offer between 133MB/s (most common) and 533MB/s (64-bit PCI-X; which is rare outside of servers and workstations). PCI is a bus system, so all of the slots on a single bus share the same bandwidth - installing four devices into a PCI motherboard may result in performance problems for those devices, as they are sharing the same bandwidth on the bus.

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