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Windows 7: Advice on GPU's please

22 Dec 2011   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Advice on GPU's please

Have a rejuvenated Compaq desktop with an ASUS A8M2N-LA board and want to fit a card in for DVI and cannot fit any of the old spares that I have except one which has a noisy fan and would prefer a "silent" one.
I have no experience with these things could anyone let me what to do or why the card shown without the fan one will not fit the PCI slot?




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22 Dec 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Might be because it is an AGP card, not PCI-E.
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22 Dec 2011   #3
Golden
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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

^ What he said :)
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22 Dec 2011   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks fellas for your time and patience will have to shop around for a silent then:).
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22 Dec 2011   #5
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Maybe this will help

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22 Dec 2011   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

That top board is for the old AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port). Haven't seen one of those in years. Probably dates before the turn of the centry. (circa Windows 95)
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22 Dec 2011   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
That top board is for the old AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port). Haven't seen one of those in years. Probably dates before the turn of the centry. (circa Windows 95)
Yeah have got a drawer full of them ah well they can go in the bin then. Oh and yeah essenbe they are what they looked like in the old machines I pulled them out of - I suppose I could hang on to them for the golden oldies eh?
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22 Dec 2011   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Then you can always install an aftermarket cooler to the noisy card that fits?
Zalman VF1000 LED VGAGPU Cooler - 80mm Blue LED Fan, 2 Ball Bearing, 4x Heatpipes, Fan Controller at TigerDirect
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22 Dec 2011   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Thanks fellas for your time and patience will have to shop around for a silent then:).
Why not just replace the fan? Is it making noise (bad bearing) or spins too fast?
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23 Dec 2011   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum thats given me an idea maybe theres a way of fixing an Arctic 80mm direct to the card and do away with the fan. Or just buy a new silent - it was after all just out of an old recycler - suppose they aren't that expensive eh? and it's only for the DVI.
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