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Correct way to install a pci slot fan

Q: Correct way to install a pci slot fan

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..

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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)

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/correct-way-to-install-a-pci-slot-fan.107079/
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Hi, 1. Your machine has few PCIe slots whiach are suitable for a PCIe-Firewire card:  Expansion Slots:1 PCI Express x16 (Generation 2 speed)3 PCI Express x1 (Generation 2 speed)1 PCI Express mini card x1 (Generation 2 speed) Source: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03272947 You can use any standard PCIe - Firewire card. There are many around, fro 1 port, 2 ports and more such as:      https://www.startech.com/au/Cards-Adapters/FireWire/2-Port-1394a-PCI-Express-FireWire-Card~PEX1394A2... 2. Please use software on the CD which comes with the camera. Regards.

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A:Correct way to do a clean install???

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Originally Posted by niklfc83


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Thanks



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Quote: Originally Posted by Zero Beat


Hello all,

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A:Solved: Cannot install Adobe Flash Player--Am I in the Correct Forum

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A:how to install driver in the correct order for Dell Inspiron 3421 for Windows 7 64 bit

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us !
We would suggest you to go on to the Dell website and you will be able to search either by system model or service tag which will get you all the drivers and applications that you would require for your system.
Also you can download the Dell system detect from the dell website which would also help you do the same .
Thanks
Robin

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19988934
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A:How to switch the comp from reading your AGP slot to PCI slot

Jimboson said:

Anyway Should I leave my moniter plug in the AGP slot video card or put it where no video card is but goes right into the computer
Click to expand...

That's known as integrated graphics, now do you have a PCI video card and an APG video card or an Integrated video card and an AGP card?

Also what are they Radeon xxxx? or Nvidia xxxx? we need to know the model numbers to tell you which is the better on to use.
 

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Thnx guys I really need a new card, hope comp can accept it!
 

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Is there any easy way to tell whether I have an AGP slot for a graphics card?

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Alan
 

A:ACR Slot

It's another riser for software-driven add-ins like modems or sound. Very similar to AMR or CNR.

The problem with ACR is that it's a VIA proprietary standard. That is, it's VIAs, and you'll never see it on anything but VIA boards, where as Intel has made its CNR standard available to everyone (including VIA).

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/acr-slot.215484/
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A:RAM won't fit into slot?

It is a fairly tight fit. Were you able to lock the end tabs of the RAM slots? Don't take this the wrong way but are you inserting it in the correct orientation? The RAM has a notch that is not in the center so you have to make sure it matches up with the corresponding notch in the DIMM slot.
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/slot-1-p3-500.132381/
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I've seen on the internet you get 8GB ram pieces.

The website says that I can switch the 2gb for a 4gb to have a maximum of 8gb ram on the machine.

But if there's 8GB ram pieces on amazon/internet wherever, can I not replace them both with 2x8GB rams, contradicting the above line and giving a maximum of 16GB ram instead?

I'm new to the whole RAM thing and its my first time installing/changing RAM so before I go off to buy RAM I wanted to know whats up.

Thanks

A:Can I put a 8GB ram in this slot(s)

Quote:
But if there's 8GB ram pieces on amazon/internet wherever, can I not replace them both with 2x8GB rams, contradicting the above line and giving a maximum of 16GB ram instead?


No

All memory slots have a maximum size RAM module that they can accommodate, which in this case is 4 GB. The existence of 8 GB RAM modules changes nothing.

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A:What is a PCI-e 1x slot used for?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-is-a-pci-e-1x-slot-used-for.494363/
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A:AGP slot?

hav u tried everest?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/agp-slot.327302/
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A:PCI slot x16

Nvidia and ATI are just the makers of the GPU chipset. Basically Intel and AMD.

If you have PCIe Slot on your motherboard, you should be able to use whatever card you want. I am running an Nvidia GTS450 on my ATI chipset mainboard.

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http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/E5-772-and-M-2-slot/td-p/443924
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A:AGP slot

You can find some info here....

http://www.neoseeker.com/Hardware/faqs/kb/10,63.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/agp-slot.627885/
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thanks
 

A:AGP slot not 4x?

Welcome to TechSpot!
Are u sure the X700 is an AGP one? And what do u mean by a PCI FX5200? If u try to force ur X700 into the PCI slot it will damage the mobo. Explain more thoroughly so we can help u here.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/agp-slot-not-4x.40301/
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http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa49/Tat-363/DSC00107.jpg

Thanx
 

A:What is this slot used for?

Here is a link to the service manual....you have to download the three parts, one at a time...click on 0 then 1 then 2 ...you end up with 3 rar files...Hope you know what to do with then ...if not google or ask

Pg 79 of the manual mentions something about a mini pci card ...Do you have wireless lan ?? If you don't this is where it would go....

OOPS forgot the link http://fileshare.eshop.bg/download.php?fileid=9133
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/what-is-this-slot-used-for.684863/
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A:2x AGP slot

You wouldn't get the full wallop of a top end card so I think you would be wasting your money. Change your motherboard first. I would think if you have only a 2x agp it might be time to just build a new machine. Post the rest of your specs and someone will let you know what time it is.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2x-agp-slot.252671/
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A:AGP Slot

Yes, it should fit fine. Do you have a link to the card? If so, we'll be able to tell for sure, but an 8x AGP card should work fine on that board.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/agp-slot.210772/
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A:Name this slot!

Can you Post a Picture? Is there a plastic divider in this slot? If so is it closer to the front or the back? Is the slot the same length as an AGP?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/name-this-slot.65795/
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A:AGP Slot????

Hi and welcome to TSG!

I have split your post off into your own thread. In the future if you have a Question/Problem please start a "New Thread". It get's too confusing trying to address two different people's problem in the same thread and you may get overlooked.

Please continue in this thread.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/agp-slot.591815/
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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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~IggyP~
 

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A:AGP Slot ?

The BIOS should have something about setting the video priority. The on-board VGA will be listed as PCI. You should be able to set this to AGP.
 

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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/gtx-280-in-pci-e-1-0-slot-not-2-0.117039/
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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/whats-this-slot-for.193283/