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Windows 7: Installing a new graphics card

22 Jun 2010   #61
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
haha just ate it sorry

Just opened up my computer and by looking at where the PCI-E x16 port is, there is only a gap of 0.8cm between the port and the intel thing. what am i going to do now
Probably wish you hadn't been so greedy?


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22 Jun 2010   #62
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Oh no it's alright now, I just realised the fan on the product I'm intending on getting goes down, not up :P Thanks for all the help
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22 Jun 2010   #63
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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22 Jun 2010   #64
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
oh yeah, and all this time I thought that the heatsink would be going up
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22 Jun 2010   #65
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Your motherboard has a 24pin ATX with a 4pin extension. A lot of newer boards use this, as do the newer PSUs, but it is worth making sure. I don't know if the one Fumz posted has that or not.

If you have something in the way where your graphics card will go, simply move it

~Lordbob
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22 Jun 2010   #66
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Well one of the PCI ports has a TV tuner in there, but I don't need that :P
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22 Jun 2010   #67
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Ah, see how easy it is to get confused!!

PCI slot btw.

So you are taking the plunge?

Which video card?
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22 Jun 2010   #68
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yeah you know what I mean

I'll probably be going for this one, similar to what you recommended me: HIS ATI Radeon HD 4850 iCooler IV 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card [H485FM1GH] Graphics and Video ATI HD 4000 Series

Apart from putting the graphics card into the PCI-E slot, what else must I connect to it?
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22 Jun 2010   #69
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
Yeah you know what I mean

I'll probably be going for this one, similar to what you recommended me: HIS ATI Radeon HD 4850 iCooler IV 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card [H485FM1GH] Graphics and Video ATI HD 4000 Series

Apart from putting the graphics card into the PCI-E slot, what else must I connect to it?
Auxiliary power: one 6 pin PCI-E power connector. (They may give you a Molex-to-PCI-E power adapter.)

Rather than read back through the thread: are you upgrading the PSU as well? I think that it'd be a rare 300W PSU that could support such a card. The recommended PSU for the card is 450W or greater, although some with lesser power ratings might work if they have good +12V ratings.
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23 Jun 2010   #70
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yeah I am upgrading my PSU aswell. All that's left now is for me to get some money
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