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Q: Expansion Slot

I have an expansion slot, and I was wondering what goes in there? I know it's a stupid question, but I never hear much about it.

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Hello,

I have a HDMI cable for my monitor, with a nvidia graphic card...

but now I have a big doubt, I dont know if my motherboard's graphic card's imput is not working anymore or if its my graphic's card after a FLASHY BLACKOUT today...

my nvidia control panel is not working anymore... whenever I try using VGA or HDMI with my graphic card it doesnt show any sign in the screen... so im currently using my normal VGA motherboard's imput...

I tried using an old graphic card and its not working, I tested the VGA cable and HDMI cable and they are working perfectly...

yet, after I set the graphic card in the slot, the fan it start working, if I unplug the graphic card but leave the curent cable, it doesnt start the fan so I guess the motherboard's imput is working

so idk what's the problem here, I have all the drivers and everythign was working perfectly before the blackout
 

A:Broken motherboard slot or graphic card

Well... its too late and soon for expect an answer but...

I tested my graphic card in an old motherboard and it was working... it didnt load windows cuz of the diferent motherboard but connecting my VGA in my gpu worked, and the HMDI didnt work I guess because it need to be configured after windows loading etc
 

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Hi Im new here and im hopeless hope u can help me, !st sorry because I cant find in forum on my problem. well here it is..

I have Samsung 900x New series 9.0 Usb slot is 3.0. just a simple problem but for me its big problem, I cant install any of my 6 pcs usb all is 2.0, It detect yes in device manager but cant install while im updating driver so my laptop can install what usb I inserted, It says error code 28. acess denied, so I cant install any of my flash drive including my external hdd 500gb, pls can someone help me.. I already search to google but non of it helps.. Thanks very much! hope to hear from you guys,
 

A:USB Flash Drive U2 to U3 slot

Can you please provide more specific information of your laptop's specifications and operating system used.
 

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Hi

I Made a mistake buying Samsung laptop model NP350V5C-A0EUK. It worked exactly for 1 year I.e till warranty period within 1 month from the date my warranty expired one of my RAM's stopped working - I bought a new RAM, after that my hard drive got bad memory sectors - I replaced it, then one of my RAM slots was dead, now there is a problem with the second slot.

My question is - By any chance can we get RAM slot repaired ?? - I suppose answer may be NO - I may be wrong as well

If the answer is NO, I suppose I can use other parts of the laptop like processors, RAM, HD, Key pads, display screen so .. on. Is there any way that I can replace some thing like mother board alone to get back my laptop to life ??

Thanks in advance for your suggestion

One friendly suggestion out of scope of this question - never ever ever buy Samsung laptops
 

A:By any chance can we get RAM slot repaired?

I'm willing to bet there is not one repair shop willing to take on the task. Not only would it cost more to do the labor than the motherboard is worth, it would take specialized equipment. Motherboards are dated so quickly, it doesn't pay to repair them. Unless the damage is very simple to work with.
 

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Lately, My laptop is very slow in recognizing my usb stick, or my Hard drive (usb 3.0) or my sxs cards through my express card slot. It 's also slow in recognizing my sd-cards through my card reader. I have a very fast laptop. A lenovo W530.

I just started a while ago, and I can't get it to recognize faster . Everything else works just fine and fast.... but it takes up to 4 minutes to recognize these things.

Can somebody help?

Tx
 

A:Laptop slowly recognizes usb stick/sd card/xpress card slot

Hey tidri. 2 things come to mind if it previously worked. One is a reinstall of all the drivers for the mobo, and the other is a full AV/Malware/Rootkit scan. If everything checks out, a full format and an OS reinstall would be my third move.
 

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Alright so I got an Aspire M since One day it suddenly card Graphics or slot? the is broken it wouldn t start up Beeping noises are heard from the CPU long short After a bit of research it seems Graphics card broken or is it the slot? that the computer could not detect the graphic card which results in it not starting up So I reinserted the graphic card Failed Did it again Failed Repeated for hour Still hearing long short beeps Then after a few maybe hours I tried again reinserting the graphics driver connecting the monitor cable and turned it on It worked Graphics card broken or is it the slot? I didn t know what happened but it worked After Graphics card broken or is it the slot? I was done using the computer I turned it off The next day today the problem came back Reinserted plugged monitor cable turned on and it works Now I don t know whether its the graphic card or the slot Wonder if replacing it will work I m afraid that if I turn off the PC the problem will return Any help would be appreciated I never opened the CPU since for cleaning nbsp

A:Graphics card broken or is it the slot?

Hey Falconet. I think I would be far more likely that the graphic card is flaky since in your research the beeps point to the graphics card. If the slot were damaged, chances are you wouldn't get it to work at all, and since it worked one day and not the next, and since the slot itself won't break on it's own, I would suspect the card first. It wouldn't hurt to check both connection points of the cable the next time, although the beeps indicate the card's operation itself as not being right.
 

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My computer. Lenovo IdeaCentre K300 has a slot, about 3/4 as long as the memory slots. Does anybody know what it might be for? Because I'd sure like to fill it. I just feel a computer is not complete with empty slots.
Pre-thanks to all who reply ;0)
 

A:What's this slot for

I'm not following. I've called up a few pics but I don't see anything other than PCIe, PCI, and DDR slots.
 

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Hi friends,

I am not a computer savvy and all I wanted to know what is PCI, PCle x16, PCle x1 slot. As, my mother board had came up with these facilities and I don't know what the use of this slots and how can they helpful for me. So need a detailed explanation over these structures.

Has my mother board has 1 x PCle x16 slot
1 x PCle x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
 

A:About PCI and PCIe x16 slot

The PCIe x16 slot is for GPUs, it is the highest bandwidth of them all. I can explain more later, I am in a rush now.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/about-pci-and-pcie-x16-slot.192104/
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Can anybody Help Me !!

I have set up a Server type machine on a HP Touchsmart running Vista

I have purchased a Seagate 2TB Expansion Drive with its own power source

I desperately want to know how this external drive can be seen by other devices on the network

I have other external drives with their own power supply and non of them can be accessed by other computers on the network....Is there a trick to these devices!!!

I have external hard drives with NO power supply just USB connection and I can access them from any computer on the network and any media device on the network

I'm not very technical and would like to know if its just the type of device and I should be buying usb connected hard drives for music and movies
 

A:External Expansion Drive with own power supply

You need a router that has a USB connection. Then you can connect the external storage to the network. That is only for a USB drive though. Do you have one of those passport drives with a battery?
 

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Hi all

I have H61M-ITX board with 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-ITX/

I wan to install there PCI Express x 4 card:
http://dektec.com/Products/PCIe/DTA-2144/index.asp

I made clean Win XP SP3 install + all MB drivers on top. After I inserted pcie x4 card and boot up. Win XP didn't detect the card (though leds on card are blinking from periodically)

I then tied LAN adapter I have to check if all is fine with MB. I took this one:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=235&model=TG-3468

same behaviour - system doesn't see it but if I plug eth cable then leds on lan card blink.

please tell me what is wrong I do? I checked bios for anything related to PCIe and found nothing.
 

A:PCIe x4 card doesn't run in PCIe x16 slot

Have you tried updating your Intel chipset drivers? They can be found at Intel.com in the download center. They would have updates for the PCIe drivers and other assorted H61 chipset features.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pcie-x4-card-doesnt-run-in-pcie-x16-slot.189103/
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It is on a computer running XP SP Now it shows up in My Computer but with no statistics and I cannot open it The drive does not show up in Windows Disk Management I have gone thru the Seagate website s External Drive Trouble Shooter for WinDOWS xp as hard aborted worked a conversion expansion fine I until Seagate drive compressed to a drive well as contacting Seagate Support with no success I have tried Windows Format DOS Format Seatools for Windows HD LFF Low Level Format testdisk win and Disk Wizard with no success The drive showed up but they all reported failure in testing and or accessing the disk Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive Seatools for DOS sounds like it would do the trick but it didnotrecognizeeitherofmyexternaldrives theotheroneofwhichisworking Can anyone recommend a fix Seems to me that it is a software problem not a hardware problem so there should be a software solution I have very limited funds and Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive can t afford to replace the drive right now It is used as a backup drive so loss of the data on the drive is not an issue I ll just run another backup when the drive is restored to health My boot drive is not backed up on this drive so that is not a problem nbsp

A:Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive

Have you tried reinitializing the drive?
 

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A:Expansion card with SATA III ports for SSD?

You will need a free PCI-E slot. But this should get the job done.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816150031

I do not know much about the brand. But it does have 5 Eggs on Newegg.
 

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Okay so I have been looking around for a while and found 2 graphics cards I like and I was wondering what slot my motherboard has. Here are the CPU-Z details. I really need to know if it is a PCI-E x16
Graphics Cards:
-http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_7800.html (NVIDIA GeForce 7800 PCIE x16)
-http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_6600.html (NVIDIA GeForce 6600 PCIE x16)
CPU-Z:
-http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2400457
Thank you so much in advance! If you have any answers, questions, comments, or concerns leave me a comment and I will try to get back to you ASAP.
 

A:PCI slot and graphics card

It appears the motherboard has the following expansion slots:
One PCI Express x16
Two PCI Express x1
One PC
See here for details: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01357175#N278
 

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A:Graphics card doesn't fit backplate but fits in PCI Express slot

check this out http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp535mt/en/sm/cards.htm#wp1193399

GT520 is a PCI and should fit the 546, line it up as ^^^^ shows and press hard, dont ram it in there, but apply a bit of force.
 

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Hello My first post
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A:Integrated graphics card in PCI-Express slot

If the 7600 is in the PCI e slot, by definition it is not integrated. You should be able to pull it out and swap in a newer card without any issues, so long as your power supply can handle it. Be sure to remove your old graphics drivers before performing the upgrade.
 

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but I am confused, with pcima, express slot converters......would the above work ? - laptop is running vista.
 

A:Adding USB ports to ExpressCard slot on Toshiba Satellite Pro

Yes this adapter should work fine
 

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A:Laptop only runs on AC power without the battery in the slot

Buy a new laptop battery just like the one that originally came in the laptop. Don't trust old laptop batteries. They go bad just laying around
 

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how to check my pcie slot working or not. When i inserted nvidia Gforce 9500gt it is not detecting my mother board (Asus M2N VM HDMI ) but graphics cards fan is working. then how can i identifies the slot is faulty or not. Is their any changes to be done in the bios. Please help me. My processor is AMD Phenom 9550 and 3Gb DDR2 ram is inserted.
 

A:PCI-E slot issue or any changes to be done in BIOS to detect my graphics card

You do need to go into BIOS and disable the onboard video card in order for one plugged into a PCI slot to work. That is most likely your problem.


There are diagnostic cards that you can plug in to test your motherboard such as the one at this site:

http://www.pc-diagnostics.com/pc_diagnostics_tools/flippost_isa_pci_bus.shtml

You also might call nearby computer stores to see if they have the equipment there and will run the diagnostic for you if you bring in your motherboard.
 

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So how do i use it?

IBM LENOVO SL510.

Ive put the sim card in but theres no software or option to use it. Do i need one of those mini pci WWAN cards? if yes do i just plug it in or does anything else connect to it. If no please let me know how i enable this feature.

Thanks
 

A:My laptop has a built in SIM card slot...

try finding in software that is provided lenovo

Try finding in softwares that are provided lenovo. Maybe you will see something related.
 

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A:Seagate expansion hard drive not showing on computers

Sounds like the drive has failed as you had been getting warning signs with the I/O errors and now it has stopped working. There is a possibility that it is just the circuitry in the housing so you may be able to get it going again with a new housing. You could first test the drive by removing it from the housing and hooking it up to the internal connections of a desktop PC or by using a USB adapter.
 

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sorry i like to seek your adivce on the following matter

i am using asus P7H55-M motherboard..i was actually using kingston 2x 2GB 1333MHz ram..recently i added 1 nex kingston 1x4GB 1333MHz ram..it was working fine until today when the com could not boot up..when i check, i found burnt mark on the 4GB ram and the memory slot..

my question are:
1) could i replace my motherboard if it is still under warrenty
2) could the burnt mark cause by the mismatching of the ram..
 

A:Burned memory slot on Asus P7H55-M

7ryota said:





1) could i replace my motherboard if it is still under warrentyClick to expand...

I guess so, have you ever tried to establish the communication with the motherboard maker yet? Many of them has it own support lines that can provides the RMA informations.






7ryota said:





2) could the burnt mark cause by the mismatching of the ram..Click to expand...

How? Did you actually force it to be seated in backward position? Look closely at the notch of RAM, they can only go one way, and you can feel the pressure of installing the ram if it goes in wrong way.
 

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A:Burned RAM slot inserting stick backwards

It will reduce performance since you can't use the full amount of your RAM but you might not notice it unless you game or use applications that use intensive graphics and how much RAM you have left. You would be better off buying a new board since I agree that the warranty probably won't cover your mistake. However, you could contact the motherboard manufacturer and ask them anyway since you have nothing to lose.
 

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A:What's the best USB 3.0 expansion card

There's not much magic in USB expansion cards. The card you mention will work fine as long as your motherboard has an accessible PCI-e X1 slot
 

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A:PCI slot and IPMA show as not working, sound also doesn't work

1) List any Problem Devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
2) Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
3) Did you try uninstalling the old driver before reinstalling? Look in Ctl Panel->Programs and Features, see if audio driver there and uninstall it
4) You might also try looking through / See if this might help Reference Guide to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards
 

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I have a Targa computer for repair which was giving no signal to the screen from the Pciex card, if I connected to the onboard adapter everything worked fine.
I replaced the card with a new one but the new card is not recognised by the pc and no signal to the screen, I tried a third card but the same applies. If I connected the monitor and booted up with either card in it would boot into windows but the new card is not detected.
I am beginning to think that the PCIex slot has failed which means a new mobo, the mobo is an ASUS IPN73-BA.
Do you thonk that the slot has failed or should I look at something else before I condemn the mobo.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/suspect-pcie-slot-failure.157886/
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A:Modifying PCI slot fan speed

I would buy the adapter because it is the simplest. If it doesn't work, you can put it back to its original configuration quickly and easily. It will still be loud but functional. The other two methods are more destructive and require more work to restore. Also, if the first method doesn't work, you can still try the other two if you want.
 

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A:Need suggestions for RAID / SATA expansion card

Do you have any PCI-express slots available on your motherboard? Unless your PSU is really poor quality you don't need to upgrade just to support additional drives.
 

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I have a D-Link DWA-556 card, says it fits into any PCIe slot. My question...is there any advantage to plugging it in a PCIe x16 slot? Faster speed? Better connection?
I have the following:

Asus P6X58D-E

PCIe x1 - open

PCIe x16 - open

PCI - open

PCIe x16 - video card

PCI -sound (Soundblaster card, not working right...have sound, no EQ, etc)

PCIe x16 - USB 3.0 card.

Does it matter where I stick the wifi card? It'll fit nicely into the top slot.

I haven't been shopping for sound cards yet...any help there? I'm on Win7 (64bit), have a great set of Logitech speakers and want some incredible sound.

Thanks.
 

A:WiFi card into a pci-e x1 or x16 slot

I have a D-Link DWA-556 card, says it fits into any PCIe slot. My question...is there any advantage to plugging it in a PCIe x16 slot? Faster speed? Better connection?Click to expand...

It won't really fit.
No won't make a difference.
Just stick it in the x1 like a normal person.
 

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A:PCIe slot clock speed 3000MHz

no... PCIe 2.0 slots are x16 speeds, which is 2500mhz. why are you looking to overclock the slots? those boards are unstable enough as is...
 

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RMA the board.
The Video card should be auto-detected once it's inserted in the PCIe x16 slot.
Unfortunately for Asus this seems to be a significant cause of returns for their boards ( a quick example here -note the first two reviews)
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A:Can pc2700 RAM go into a pc2100 slot

can you list the specs of this computer?
 

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Motherboard
chipset Intel i865p/pe/g/i848p
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Version A02
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You can find all hardware information about your system here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
Your system is quite old and dusty

Also "PCI" can be referred to any plugged in card, including PCI-Express; or AGP
It is a generic term
 

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600/sm/specs.htm#1084976
http://ati.amd.com/products/RadeonX1300/specs.html

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A:RAM slot instability?

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A:GPU upgrade or not? (AGP 8x slot, 300w PSU)

If all you play is WoW that system should be fine. And you even said it runs perfect for you. It doesn't look like you need an upgrade if you're just playing WoW...Unless you plan on playing new games.
 

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A:GTX 280 in pci-e 1.0 slot (not 2.0)

Thx, good post. I can see that sucker with a core 2 duo( hoping you're not an amd fanboy) with 4-8Gbs of ddr2 and a decent Hdd. You'd be set.
 

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A:GeForce 9800 GTX+ single slot

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A:Replacing ATI AIW 9000 in AGP slot

i dont know your price range,

but here are a few decent agp cards:

ati based 3850's here, (best agp cards out i think)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9639 106792462 1067933728&name=Radeon HD 3850
prices from $125-200

ati based 3650's here (not shabby agp cards)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9639 106792462 1067936592&name=Radeon HD 3650
prices are about $80

here is a long list of most other avalible agp cards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048 1069609639&name=AGP 4X/8X
 

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A:My nephew put a penny in my Laptop DVD Rom Drive + Rare/Special PC Cards + S Slot?

The "S" might possibly be S-Video out; as they look similar to the PS/2 ports mice and keyboards use.
 

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Thanks for any info anyone can give.
 

A:Memory slot placement

'If you look at a board that uses an AMD CPU however, the slots used are 1-2 and/or 3-4.'

refer to the MSI K9N - which see;

http://www.bosamar.com/K9N/review.html

Dual channel with slots 1/3 or 2/4.

Assuming that you installed 2 Gb in 4 modules of dual channel ram and it is used from byte 0 to 2047 linearly, then assuming that the average 2 Gb ram install running XP uses about 50% of the Ram running avg8 (as example), you would get heating in ram modules 1 and 3 and none to speak of in 2 and 4.

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My opinion.
 

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dear
i have pc with mobo 8s648-rz of gigabite. there are 4 slot pci and one agp.
the agp stop to work with my nvidia card.
the card checked with other coumputer and its o/k. same for the monitor.
what are the next step that can be take.
the mobo not have any vga connector...
jak
 

A:AGP slot not working

Your Motherboard Specifications states 1 AGP slot 8X/4X(1.5V) AGPCLK (66MHz)

Is that what your nVidia Video card states as well?
 

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Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
 

A:What type of slot are these?

Black = AGP
White = PCI
 

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A:Relegated to x4 pci-e slot on gigabyte ep43 m/b

Sounds to me that the PCie 16 slot is faulty, is your motherboard under warrenty or if you got it as part of a whole System is that still under warrenty if so send it back for a replacement. that MB does only have the one PCie 16 slot so the Pc repair store was wrong, if they charged you for their service then go ask for your money back as they haven't solved the problem.
 

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A:Does my motherboard have an AGP slot ?

hey dude
as far as i knw it is a AGP slot....
 

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A:AGP slot broke

You sure it wasn't the 'new ram' that stopped it working?
 

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A:Question regarding PCIe Slot

Click on the pic for more info

 

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A:PCI Slot SATA Connector?

I think you are best with Sata on board (on the Motherboard)
Routing Sata through a PCI card to an internal Sata Drive kind of defeats the purpose of a faster HardDrive.

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A:Correct way to install a pci slot fan

If there is such a thing



larryiam said:



Oh i am going to get a pci slot fan to regulate the air around my very hot pci video card. It has a fan and heat sink but its very odd and makes fnny noises from time to time so im just waiting for it to quit. So what is the correct way to install a pci slot fan? and which is the best? as in a pci exhaust fan or a pci fan that regulates the air..Click to expand...

Follow the installation directions that come with it.
But fans are usually Case Fans.Theres holes to screw them to.
One again : Read your motherboard manual. pci slots are for devices like
sound cards(not fans)

 

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A:What does dual slot mean?

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A:My video card sucks. Radeon 9250 pci slot.

http://www.tweakguides.com/ATICAT_1.html
 

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A:PCIe slot suddenly not working

How do I test the PSU? Is it just a case of replacing it with a known working one and seeing if that solves the problem?

Maybe something else worth noting is that my PC had been randomly crashing mid-game (mostly CSS) and sometimes when using Reaper (audio-editing software) before this happened...

I really hope I don't need to RMA the motherboard I don't want to miss weeks of Easter with no decent PC to use!
 

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A:What video card slot do I have?

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx110/en/ug/specs.htm

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A:Question about the AGP slot

The problem is you have two standards. One for the power supply, which limits what can be used. And another for the AGP slot
He will have problems with the 8X in some 4X slots, but I do not know that board.
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A:Dell D620 pcmcia slot damaged

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A:Thermal paste got into PCIE slot, do i bother using it now?

kk, ty for the reply.....would 70% purity be enough for that?...
 

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A:8800gts stuck in the pci-e slot?

Like I said in the other thread there should be a clip on the back end of the slot that holds the video card in so it doesnt get loose.

If its there pull it back or pull the tab to one side and try again.

Be sure the card isnt getting stuck on anything nearby as well.
 

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any suggestions

cheers
 

A:NVIDIA GeForce 6200 256mb ram 64bit ddr2 graphics card 8X AGP slot

Something is loose.
 

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I currently have Motherboard Asus P5B-Plus Vista edition which has
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A:PCIe x4 Raid controller card into PCIe x16 slot

The 4X card has the long edge connector for the socket I assume, then yes. I have a second x16/4 slot that, iirc, they say will work as a 4x slot. That said, do they make a PCIE x1 videocard for the short slot?
 

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A:SDR Ram in DDR Slot

Since you say you forced it into the slot, you might have created small cracks in the mobo which may be the reason for the problem...
Or you might have fried the board as you say.


Either of those will result in a dead board.

But you might be lucky. Try taking out every card, cable & al from the mobo, then reseat the mobo in the case, and try to boot with as few components installed as possible (ie. cpu, vid.card and ram). And try switching the slots the ram is in...

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A:USB Mobo Expansion Options

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A:Question about AGP slot/graphics card

Provided that slot you have is agp x8 and not a slower slot then it should work fine.
Only thing, there was no mention of minimum psu spec in your link. You need to have a look at the label on the side of your psu for its wattage and its amperage on the 12volt rail.


You might want to blank out your windows serial so than no-one else can use it.
 

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A:Agp slot not reponding.

Does your computer sound like it boots into Windows? I mean does you hard drive run for the appropriate amount of time to boot into windows. After your machine "boots" can you push the power button in for a second and have your computer power down normally without turning off instantly or having to push and hold the power button down for 5 or 6 seconds to force the computer off. If it does boot into Windows and powers down normally then it's probably not your PSU.

If it doesn't boot or if it turns off instantly when you push the power button for a second then it could be your PSU or motherboard. I don't think you have an underpowered PSU, but it may be a broken PSU. Just to keep you from buying an older P4 board, I'd borrow your friends PSU for a few minutes and test it in your system.

If your computer does boot into Windows then it sounds like you are correct. I'd inspect the slot for debris, and as a last ditch effort I'd try clearing the CMOS and then test the motherboard with the 5200 in the slot.
 

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Any way enough of the small talk.

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I know the voltages are different 1.5v and 0.8v.
I am concerned about damaging the graphics card at the higher voltage.
 

A:AGP8 in a AGP4 slot

You can.

The AGP8X is a backward compatible with AGP4X.

So it will be fine, as long as your card has three tabs to connect the AGP4X.
 

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A:PC Not Recognizing 3rd DIMM Slot?

Put the two 512MB memory modules in slots 1 & 2 leaving the 3rd slot to house the 1GB memory module. If that doesn't work, try booting the system with each memory module by itself to see if you haven't "burnt" one of the modules during the installation.
 

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A:Want to use DDR333 in slot geared for DDR400

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A:AGP Slot Gone Bad

Yep, it will work. The only catch might be you'd have to set your BIOS for a PCI video card rather than AGP, but it should even autodetect. Hopefully you are correct that it is just a widened slot, in my expierence if something on a motherboard dies, other things are going to follow.
 

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Will an 8x video card work in a 2x agp slot? I currently have a Nvidia GeForce 256 32mb 4x card and want to upgrade to a GeForce 5200fx 128mb 8x. I have a 2x agp slot.
 

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Hey everyone I m new to this site and everything dealin w the hardware of a computer I Dimension HELP!! the slot?~ ram NEED I Dell 1GB CPU 3.00GHz 3000 do find ~Where m kinda in a bad spot now and i ve always kinda been since i bought this NEED HELP!! Dell Dimension 3000 3.00GHz 1GB ram ~Where do I find the CPU slot?~ computer Well my question in general is Can anyone tell me is there any way to find the CPU slot my motherboard has Specs are Dell Dimension Pentium GHz and GB of ram Little backround info on why i need this answered i m NEED HELP!! Dell Dimension 3000 3.00GHz 1GB ram ~Where do I find the CPU slot?~ a gamer and always have been for about yrs now but when i bought this computer some yrs ago it had the intel graphics controller as a video card i upgraded if u can call it an upgrade to the only direct x video card that was pci only a nvidia FX now i m trying to get the fps for the newer games that are coming out and i need a new motherboard for my comp so i can get NEED HELP!! Dell Dimension 3000 3.00GHz 1GB ram ~Where do I find the CPU slot?~ a PCI-E PLEASE HELP ME OUT BECAUSE DELL WONT RELEASE THIS INFORMATION TO ME B C THEY DON T SUPPORT THIRD PARTY UPGRADES nbsp

A:NEED HELP!! Dell Dimension 3000 3.00GHz 1GB ram ~Where do I find the CPU slot?~

I had the exact PC a few years ago so I think that I can help. Your PC is a normal ATX type computer. Any atx mobo will fit in there. Do you live near a warehouse type store like "Fry's Electronics"? They specialize in PC parts and have excellent deals on mobo/cpu bundles. I upgraded to a socket 775 board with a dual core Pent D 945 Presler cpu. The board takes the pc-3200 400 mhz ram or the pc-4200 533mhz ram (DDR2). So you can use your current ram for now. I suggest DDR2 when you can. (2GHZ). The pci-express slot is there, as are SATA inputs if you upgrade your hardisk sometime. Good Luck.
 

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It seems that every new motherboard has at least one pcie x1 slot on it. But I don' know what you can use it for. Does anyone know what kind of components will fit into this type of slot?
 

A:what is a pcie x1 slot good for?

Basically it's the Latest advancement in Video Cards .
Said to be better then AGP or original PCI cards.
Go to ati.com for more details.
 

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Hello

Just a quick one? I would like to know what the 3rd slot for a pci-e graphics card is for in this sli mobo. As far as I know sli gaming only allows for 2 GPUs yet theres 1 more slot in a different colour in between them?

Thanks
Chris
 

A:ASUS Striker Extreme 3rd PCI-E Slot?

There are 3 expansion slots... 1 PCIeX1, and 2 PCI v2.2 slots

The PCIeX1 could be used for a 3rd video card. The 2 PCI v2.2 slots are for standard PCI add-in cards
 

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ok heres the deal, i got a cheap-o pci-e card to put in my box so i can run it into my tv. the problem is that i need to use my on board video as well for my monitor is there settings or something out there i can change to make this work, because when i just hook them up i get no video on ither monitor or tv.
 

A:runing on board video and video card in my pci-e slot

It can only be one of the two enabled at a time. For most systems, as soon as you put the pci-card in the slot, it disables the on board video.
 

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AGP question

Is it possible to use a AGP x4 card in a mobo that only has a x2 AGP slot, what effects does it have on the card if it works??
 

A:AGP-4X in a AGP-2X slot ?

The 4X AGP card will run at 2X AGP. Not real performance difference noticeable.
 

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I have a Dell 4600 with 3.0ghz P4 HT Cpu, With 768mb ram, and a 7800gs evga graphics card. When I turn on my desktop I get no signal from my video card and my moniter remains blank. Ive tried using 3 other moniters and i get the same issue. I notice when I turn on my computer the cpu and psu fans are both spinning and working fine however the fan on the video card isnt, so i tried plugging in annother video card without a fan (5200fx 128mb) but i still dont get a signal I think my agp slot may be broken. Any suggestions? I know it isnt my psu (500w).
 

A:Agp slot not reponding

Bios

Have you went into your Bios and checked to see if you can make sure the video adapter says AGP? Also try switching the power on the card, if the fan isnt turning thats bad, maybe burned up the card or the slot, however if there is a lot of dust in the fan, that could stop it from turning. Good luck!
 

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