Is my system FireWire 800 compatible?

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I'm a little confused. I built my system nine months ago with an FX-53
(since upgraded to an FX-55) on an ASUS SK8V board. I wish to purchase the
following card, but I don't know if it's compatible with my board (OK, it
will work, but will I achieve 800Mbps speeds?) I may not have anything that
requires such speed now, but I like to future proof as far as possible... I
have RTFM and searched the ASUS site (and emailed ASUS, but they have yet to
reply and it's been months since I first asked them).

Or, if that wraps, .

In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol:

Re: Is my system FireWire 800 compatible?

You might best just look inside at your mobo
and check whether you have the extended 64 bit PCI
sockets or not. The picture on the web site shows a
4th set of pins, 3 cutouts. The "normal" PCI will
accommodate only the first 3 and accepts 4.75" worth
of pins. If you want further info look here on page
7 for pictures of the various PCI connectors.

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