Category: Network & Modems
Manufacturer: Conexant Inc
Caution Level: None
Download File Size: 8.47MB
Operating System: Windows 95A / Windows 95B / Windows 98 / Windows 98SE / Windows ME / Windows 2000 / Windows XP
PCI (a shortened version of the term PCI Local Bus) is an acronym for Peripheral Component Interconnect. Conventional PCI is a computer bus used to connect a computer's hardware devices. Devices such as these can take the forms of ICs (or Integrated Circuits) integrated in the motherboard (planar devices according to the PCI standard), or slot-inserted expansion cards. Modern PCs often have the PCI Local Bus technology, replacing VESA and ISA Local Bus as the conventional expansion bus. Numerous types of computers also utilize this technology. PCI-X and PCI Express are a couple of more sophisticated, faster technologies available, although the traditional PC still retains widespread popularity.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Standard PCI technology includes spacing between wires among other physical characteristics. It also covers bus timing, electrical specifications, and protocols. Disk controllers, network cards, modems, serial ports, sound cards, USB ports, TV tuners, and the like are the usual PCI cards found within a PC. Older video cards also fell under the PCI bracket, although the requirements for higher bandwidth soon surpassed PCIs capacities. There are still existing PCI video cards without PCI Express or AGP slots. These allow PC upgrades and support for additional monitors. Devices that used to be provided as expansion cards are, at present, incorporated into the structure of the motherboard. Thus, many contemporary personal computing systems do not have provisions for these cards. Some specific cards still use PCI technology, although USB devices (in terms of capability) have replaced expansion cards. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CNXT V9x PCI Modem errors before installing any driver updates.