You are installing a new 32-bit PCI expansion card, but you notice that the card will not fit into the PCI slot because of plastic spacers in the motherboard slot. What is the most likely cause of this problem?
A) The motherboard does not support the voltages needed for the adapter card to operate
B) The adapter card is not designed for your version of Windows
C) The card requires an additional adapter to sit properly into the slot
D) The adapter card is designed for a different processor than what is currently installed on the motherboard
E) Do you have a hammer around here?
The answer: A) The motherboard does not support the voltages needed for the adapter card to operate
Expansion slots are designed so you can’t install them unless they meet the power and bus sizes supported by the motherboard.
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