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Windows 7: Video card vs graphic card?

02 Nov 2014   #81
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

OK, folks I'm going in now. I hope I don't screw up!
Good instructions, DocBrown... Thank you for color coding stuff for us remedial students.


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02 Nov 2014   #82
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Is this it? My fingers are all pinched and swollen from trying to get the side back on. It will only re-attach on the top part, not the bottom.


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02 Nov 2014   #83
DocBrown

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

If this is what is under the HD, we have NO slot here for an add-in video card except for the first white PCI in post #53.
I see a round large watch battery that maintains the CMOS/Bios memory info. The aluminum finned heatsink is probably on top of the CPU (Central Processor Unit). I see Dimm 1 to the right side of the pic which indicates a RAM memory slot/chip.
The square Intel chip could be for the onboard video or for onboard sound.

I am sorry about your fingers. Yes, some computer cases are a pain to open & put back together.

Is this the only pic you took with the harddrive out of the way ? Which side of this pic is the back of the computer ?
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02 Nov 2014   #84
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

That's what's under the box that I surmise is the hard drive. It was in the back lower left part of the computer, and it readily lifted up when I pinched the two blue clips... Do you mean that I can't upgrade this thing?

I finally did get the side back on. Got a free manicure in the process.
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02 Nov 2014   #85
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
This looks like one here to me :/
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Thrash picked the pci express slot out right here, you can just see it, it`s definetly a pci express slot like I said the specs say it is.

It`s black nottaclue, the video card only goes in one way, the card and the slot both have a key/notch you use to line it up, and of course the end with the video ports go to the back of the pc so you can plug the video cable in.

Your card and the slot are both PCI-Express, now let`s get that card in there

You can do it.

You can see here my Quadro 600, your Dell is just silly with where they put the hard drive, my ssd is under the power supply, but you get the jist of it. If you`re gonna use the blue vga port you have to use both low profile brackets, like I already told you.

And you don`t use a hex wrench, you use a 3/16" socket, like I`ve already told you But I suppose you could use a pair of pliers if that`s all you have, just be careful.

And here`s Mike`s picture again showing you how it should look when you`re done, if you`re gonna use your vga cable and the blue vga port. Don`t forget to connect the gray ribbon cable from it to the video card again.
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02 Nov 2014   #86
DocBrown

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

I have not hit my head with that drumstick too many times

The notches on the PCI-E card are in the wrong place to fit into the one slot I see in post #53

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02 Nov 2014   #87
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Well, OK, then. Is this card usable or not? What do I need to take a picture of? I'm sorry to be dense, but I'm not understanding what else I have to photograph, or where it is.
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02 Nov 2014   #88
DocBrown

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

Notch in the Dell PCI slot matches my PCI slot in post #86 above DOES NOT match PCI-E slot


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02 Nov 2014   #89
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Will you guys forget about the white pci slot, Doc look at the card again, it and the black pci express slot on the board match up perfectly, there is no AGP slot on that board.

Nota, I can see the black pci express slot right there in your picture, that`s where the new card goes.
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02 Nov 2014   #90
DocBrown

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

So you are saying the black HD rail is obscuring my line of sight of a Black PCI-E slot ?

If so I apoligize, better get cataract surgery

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