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Windows 7: Can I add hard drive to pictured PC and is the fan OK

23 Dec 2015   #1
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Can I add hard drive to pictured PC and is the fan OK

Here is a photo of the inside of a windows 7 64 bit PC

1 Does it look like second hard drive can be fitted?I want to add one but what will hold it in place to its left?

2 Is the fan a bit sideways

3 That is the psu top right?

Thanks




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23 Dec 2015   #2
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

I guess that's your drive bottom left and looks like bay next to it will accommodate another drive.
I don't know what's going on with that fan. Is it just laying there or attached somehow?
Yes, the PSU is top rear.
Good luck.
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23 Dec 2015   #3
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

What will support the drive at the left side?

The fan is attached but ssems loose
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23 Dec 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That fan does not look right. I would explore alternative places where it can be properly fixed.
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23 Dec 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

That looks like a CPU heatsink fan with a plastic air duct to help get cool air to the CPU.
Does that air duct line up with a vent opening on the PC case (side panel) ?
It looks like a custom air duct for that PC so the air duct doesn't interfere with the RAM.
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23 Dec 2015   #6
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
That looks like a CPU heatsink fan with a plastic air duct to help get cool air to the CPU.
Does that air duct line up with a vent opening on the PC case (side panel) ?
It looks like a custom air duct for that PC so the air duct doesn't interfere with the RAM.
yes it does line up with opening in the case to allow air from fan out. it is lined up properly when the case is closed but probably needs some paste hold in place.

Is the blue one above the psu a pci express slot?

what does
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1499.13 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
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i get it from Belarc Advisor. There is a 1tb disk almost full
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23 Dec 2015   #7
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That fan does not look right. I would explore alternative places where it can be properly fixed.
There is nowhere else. The air duct lines with an opening in the case to form a sort of 'tunnel' to move the air to the opening in the case. It is OK when case closed
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23 Dec 2015   #8
tommyg562000

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well, we can't see the most important part of the motherboard to determine if you can fit another drive, the SATA ports. According to the picture they should be located under the jumble of wires coming out of the power supply. Look there and see if there is a free port. If yes , then you are good.
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23 Dec 2015   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
That looks like a CPU heatsink fan with a plastic air duct to help get cool air to the CPU.
Does that air duct line up with a vent opening on the PC case (side panel) ?
It looks like a custom air duct for that PC so the air duct doesn't interfere with the RAM.
I agree with the above. I had one like that many moons ago. If the black funnel above the fan is not loose, then it will be OK. The blue slot below the PSU can be used for PCI-Express. A PCI-Express is the short blue part on the left. You can either put a PCI-Express card in the short slot or a regular card and use the whole slot. Some motherboards have only the short PCI-Express slot by itself. == Follow the red SATA wire from your Hard Drive (HDD) to where it is plugged in on the Motherboard. Most likely there will be an empty slot next to it. If so you can plug in the additional HDD in to it and there is room to put another HDD next to the one you have. There are usually little rails where the HDD just slides in and you can put a couple screws in to make sure it says there. The screws come with the HDD.
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23 Dec 2015   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

The blue one below the PSU looks like a PCI slot.
The 2 little white ones below that look like PCIExpress x1 slots.

See if you can download the manual or any other info for the PC.
Maybe it explains how to add a 2nd HD, might need special brackets, etc.
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