Installing a pci device, Figure 2. pci installation – National Instruments PXI-6561/6562 User Manual
NI Digital Waveform Generator/Analyzer Guide
Installing a PCI Device
To install your PCI device, complete the following steps:
1. Power off and unplug the PC.
2. If the PC has multiple fan speed settings, ensure that the fans are set to
the highest setting.
3. Remove the PC cover.
4. Insert the device into an open PCI slot, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2. PCI Installation
NI recommends either leaving the slot adjacent to the fan side of the
device empty or using lower-profile devices in the slot adjacent to the
5. Secure the device with the screw provided in the kit.
It is important to completely screw the device into the PCI
slot, both for mechanical stability and for creating a solid ground
connection, which reduces signal noise. Some computer
manufacturers use a plastic securing lever to secure PCI devices;
such a lever is unacceptable and must be removed, or you must use
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