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Windows 7: Video card vs graphic card?

01 Nov 2014   #61
DocBrown

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

Based on the pounding my scientific brain has been taking. The MSI N210 PCI-E card that nottaclue9 bought will NOT fit in the empty regular PCI slot that shows on the pic that was posted. That makes me think that the only option for a video card in this slimline computer is a standard regular PCI card.




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01 Nov 2014   #62
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
From Dell site. Recommended video cards. Don't want to spend $200!
optiplex 745 sff upgrade - Dell - Search - All Dell.com

The computer guy told me I should get an AGP card. ??? He talks to me like I know what he's talking about, and if I ask questions, he launches into geek-speak and looks at me like I'm an idiot.

Now I really am in over my head.
You might of missed this post Doc ?
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01 Nov 2014   #63
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
From Dell site. Recommended video cards. Don't want to spend $200!
optiplex 745 sff upgrade - Dell - Search - All Dell.com

The computer guy told me I should get an AGP card. ??? He talks to me like I know what he's talking about, and if I ask questions, he launches into geek-speak and looks at me like I'm an idiot.

Now I really am in over my head.
You might of missed this post Doc ?

I saw that, but I don't see an AGP slot, unless it is hidden by the HD. and then it would have to be 1/2 of a one half height card to fit. ( really 1/4th height under the HD)
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02 Nov 2014   #64
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

https://www.google.com/search?as_q=M...ts=&gws_rd=ssl

Cannot find my video card! Am doing simple searches & very specific searches, as above. Tell me what I am doing wrong or what I should try instead. This model isn't at Newegg anymore. I'm using their invoice to try to access it, but they don't give me much to go on. So I'm using everything on the box that looks like a model number.
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02 Nov 2014   #65
DocBrown

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

I think you were overloading your search with TOO much info

https://www.google.com/search?as_q=M...SI+N210++PCI-E
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02 Nov 2014   #66
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Right. I have looked at those, Doc, but you said "exactly." None matches mine exactly. I cannot find one that has the "1R2" & "1R33" widgets. Most of those also have short blue, uh, "silos" on them. Mine has 3 silver and red silos.

Don't you just hate to work with people who don't know proper terminology?

I have to take the dog out. I'm not ditching you; will be back in about half an hour. I can take several photos of the one I have if you like. I'm now wondering if it's the right one at all...
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02 Nov 2014   #67
DocBrown

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

More pic of Card & box & inside computer under HD
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02 Nov 2014   #68
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The model is right on the front of the box, jus tell us and I`ll find it.

For example, mine is an MSI GT 610. (Replaced with a PNY Quadro 600)

Come on Man

If you plan on still using your vga cable, then you have to use both of the low profile brackets, you will have to take the vga connector off the large bracket and connect it to the other bracket with the one hole in it, then hook the gray ribbon cable back on the video card. Then install the card using both brackets on the back of the computer. Just like Mike`s pic in post #29. But I would just use the dvi port and a dvi cable if your monitor has a dvi port (most likely does)

Why buy a new video card and use the vga port ? It`s pointless. But if all you have is a vga cable then use that.
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02 Nov 2014   #69
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Post #32 shows the business end of the card. Here's the rest:


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02 Nov 2014   #70
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Actually I use both vga and dvi ports

From the new pic's you should be all set just some disassembly and reassembly needed
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