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Windows 7: Will this fit ?

17 Sep 2010   #11
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

so basicly i got ****ed in the ass by frys. Great.


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17 Sep 2010   #12
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

No not by Fry's but by buying an HP system.

As I stated before these OEM system manufacturers make changes to their systems, like in your case a odd dimension power supply that has just enough power to supply that system to using low profile cards that require you to not only to go them for most drivers and some applications. But also replacement hardware.
This is like setting a hook in the mouth of an average user.

It helps them to retain your business by having to rely on them, and if your happy with their system it helps when it comes time for you to you purchase a new system.

One I don't condone especial since once you have broken the seal by opening up the case you have voided your warranty in most cases.

This is why you see so many people that build their own systems. It removes any constraints that may have been put into place by OEM companies. Fabe
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17 Sep 2010   #13
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Just to add - some old Dells and others used to have proprietory PSU wiring! If you tried to replce the standard one you could kill the motherboard and other parts before the PSU exploded!
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20 Sep 2010   #14
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

ok so i found another one It appears that you dont nned much to run it and its a good card FRYS.com*|*EVGA
What do you guys think ?
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20 Sep 2010   #15
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacobe View Post
ok so i found another one It appears that you dont nned much to run it and its a good card FRYS.com*|*EVGA
What do you guys think ?
I think that it's not a low profile card.

From an earlier post, you need a low profile card, independent of whether your power supply can support it.

Even if you have no intention of doing business with them, I recommend using the power search tool for video cards at www.newegg.com. There are checkboxes for low profile and low profile ready cards. (I think that the latter come with a normal height bracket installed, but can be switched to low profile. Some of those may take up two slots, if you want to preserve all of the video outputs.)

I can't recommend trying to upgrade a slim PC. Your choices will be limited, and you may not be able to easily upgrade the power supply if it turns out that you need to.
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20 Sep 2010   #16
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

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21 Sep 2010   #17
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't be fooled by the fancy sounding name on that card, it is as bottom of the barrel as you can get performance-wise. It isn't anything more than a G210 with a fancy name,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600007854&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=48|14-500-127^14-500-127-TS%2C14-500-164^14-500-164-TS

and a step backwards from what you already have,

Geforce G210: Nvidia's first DirectX 10.1 card reviewed - Nvidia, Geforce, G210, GT218, DirectX 10.1, Graphics Card, Benchmark, Review, Test - PC Games Hardware
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21 Sep 2010   #18
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote:
Don't be fooled by the fancy sounding name on that card, it is as bottom of the barrel as you can get performance-wise. It isn't anything more than a G210 with a fancy name,
Not to mention it uses the PCI-e X1 slot.

Also while trying to find some specs on your motherboard I saw where it says it actually has a 220w power supply and not a 250w.
Power Supply
220W
220w power supply (100v-240)

Sorry to say your pretty much stuck with what you have.
Theirs a lesson to be learned here and not an easy one to swallow, but whenever buying from an OEM and you have thoughts of possibly upgrading in the future make sure you have looked thoroughly at all the specs to see if upgrading is even possible.
Might help others in the future. Fabe
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21 Sep 2010   #19
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Quote:
Don't be fooled by the fancy sounding name on that card, it is as bottom of the barrel as you can get performance-wise. It isn't anything more than a G210 with a fancy name,
Not to mention it uses the PCI-e X1 slot.

Also while trying to find some specs on your motherboard I saw where it says it actually has a 220w power supply and not a 250w.
Power Supply
220W
220w power supply (100v-240)

Sorry to say your pretty much stuck with what you have.
Theirs a lesson to be learned here and not an easy one to swallow, but whenever buying from an OEM and you have thoughts of possibly upgrading in the future make sure you have looked thoroughly at all the specs to see if upgrading is even possible.
Might help others in the future. Fabe
Well I guess its clear then. Next time I buy a new computer I'll make sure I can modify it.
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21 Sep 2010   #20
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Jacobe, it will add to the expense, but a cheap case and budget power supply won't set you back too much. It's almost certain to be better than what you have now case-wise and a definite improvement over the power supply.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Computer Cases,Computer Cases,Yes,451 - 599W

CAUTION: I wouldn't get the cheapest one made as the power supply is likely to be nowhere near as good as its so-called Wattage listing. YOU MUST make sure the motherboard you have now is the same form-factor as whatever case you buy. (ATX, whatever.) I haven't looked over your current specs as closely as some as the others who have posted here, so waiting for their opinion would be a good idea.

You could throw a better video card in there right now. For down the road, you'd have a "standard" case and could eventually upgrade the motherboard and CPU without having to buy a whole new system, though if your copy of Windows came with the computer you might need to buy a new copy. Obviously, at some point in the upgrade process you might find yourself better off replacing the whole deal to begin with. Don't go into this piecemeal until you have a plan in mind. We can help you with that.

You live and learn, man. A lot of us here are like you and had a few glitches along the way before we figured out what we really wanted and needed. Make enough mistakes and by the time you've got them all sorted out you'll bear the proud title of "Computer Expert".
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