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Windows 7: Video card vs graphic card?

01 Nov 2014   #51
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Ok we need to determine exactly what type of slots is in the two visible slot positions as viewed from the back.


The Freeware Program Belarc Adviser may identify the slots for us.

Belarc Advisor.exe.zip


UnZip it & RUN it & post what looks like identification of PCI, AGP, PCI-E slots that are listed.




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01 Nov 2014   #52
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Well, Doc Brown -- I must be doing something wrong. I got an endless list of things called "favicons." There were over a million bytes. Is that right?
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01 Nov 2014   #53
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Here's the inside of my Dell as well as the two brackets.


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01 Nov 2014   #54
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It should only have 2 nuts/screws holding the long bracket on the card, remove those 2 screws and put the small bracket with the 2 holes in it on. (The top bracket in your picture) You need a 3/16 " socket for them. And pull the gray vga cable off the video card too, you don`t need it.

BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN YOU PUT THE SCREWS BACK ON, DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THEM.

YOU CAN BRAKE THEM VERY EASILY.

Then you would use a DVI cable or an HDMI cable to connect your new video card to your monitor. DVI will be fine.

Not all monitors have an HDMI input, you have to check.

Could you please post a newegg link to the exact card you got ?
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01 Nov 2014   #55
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The specs say that computer has 1 PCI-Express slot, it should be black but it could also be blue, we can`t see it in your picture, the hard drive is blocking it. That is where you put your new card in, be careful don`t brake anything, it only goes in one way.

I have an HP 6300 Pro SFF that looks just like yours, this is easier to do then you know, don`t be scared
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01 Nov 2014   #56
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

AddRAM -- I'm not finding my product at Newegg. I posted a photo of the box earlier in this thread. I guess I got the last one. They list several MSI products, but not the one I have. It cost $29.95.
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01 Nov 2014   #57
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well then post a link from MSI, or tell me exactly what model it is, exactly.

Just type the model in Google.

I`ve been to San Antonio, I wanna go back Actually I want to move to Texas.
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01 Nov 2014   #58
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well it's great they sent both shorter mounting plates
Doc pointed out where they go you just need to take out the other blocked one so the vga will connect to your existing monitor just like it's connected now but now it's connected to your onboard graphic vga connection

Refer back to the video I posted for how to finish it up
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01 Nov 2014   #59
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Ok, I see an original white PCI empty, but I can not see what the second slot is, be cause it is hidden by the HD. Follow the purple circled area instructions to gently lift up th HD to view what is under it. Pic of that area will help.

Red circled area is the regular PCI slot.


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01 Nov 2014   #60
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe the one missing slot cover was the Cable t.v connection card the one which is blocked in that image
Mine was the same way.
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