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TC-705-EB53 expansion slot question

Q: TC-705-EB53 expansion slot question

There's a small expansion slot labelled PCIE1x1 next to the longer slot in which I've installed a graphics card. What can the smaller one be used for? Can it for example hold an SSD? Thanks,Tom

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A: TC-705-EB53 expansion slot question

OK, Yes that is the one that I was Refering to... There was some boards that could connect to that slot I don't see any ATM but they were non Controller systems Plug in and some would be found. Some wouldn't So I think they have done away with them... One with a Controller like the one in my picture here.... Can be used for SDD and also an extra HDD off it as well. They have others that are just SSD and some that have 2 spaces for SSD on the card but may not work for your space as they are longer cards. There are also some that offer SSD, SATA and exta ESata out the back... It is all up to what you want and how much you like to spend.
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A:expansion slot

well, most PCI cards sohuld play nice nice with the shared slot. But i'm not to sure abuot that. I'm not sure if the sound card would like it though. You can probably just put the NIC in there

Just remember, i could be wrong.
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Ok, Sorry looking up the model at Kingston and a couple other sites didn't show your computer and seeing I hadn't seen any I was confused. Based on what I have found maybe a Model from other country.  With that said it looks like it comes with 2gig DDR3L Ram and is Upgradable to 8Gig Also looks like yours comes With 1 PCI Express x16 Slot. I am not sure with the PSU and with that slot if you would be able to upgrade to a different Graphics Card. GPU and size of case would put a huge limit on what could be able to fit...  James
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Usually,newer motherboards have extra headers for connecting
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My opinion ...

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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
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Provided that slot you have is agp x8 and not a slower slot then it should work fine.
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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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The type of memory doesn't matter, its the type of interface the computer supports among a few other things to watch for.

You likely have a PCI-Express slot, as long as it a x16 slot it doesn't really matter if its a version 1.1 or 2.0 slot.

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A:USB mouse only works in first USB slot, but won't work in any other USB slot

Hi NukesGoBoom,

I have seen a similar problem, but it was all USB ports that weren't working.

First, check the BIOS to make sure all USB ports are enabled, which they probably are.

Are all drivers installed and up to date? Do any yellow question marks or exclamation points show up in Device Manager?

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A:ram expansion

Dear Customer, As per the System Board Architecture, your unit can only support upto 6-GB of memory. Please go through the below Maintenance and Service Guide for clear underatanding: PAGE 11 AND 12  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee
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A:Age of Empires II and Expansion

After reading your post I tried to start my old installation of AoE2 (on storage-HD) and it did run perfect. The basic game (empires2.exe) as well as the expansion (age2_x1/age2_x1.exe) required only the acceptal of the EULA (license and stuff) since I didn't installed the game properly on Vista. But everything else worked fine. So it may be a problem with your version of Vista or maybe even the system.

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Nothing to see here.
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A:memory expansion

Hello, I suggest you to buy this compatible memory module (you'll need 2 units):Corsair CM3X4GSD1066All processors of this model support only DDR3 800 or 1066MHz. The original memory module 1333 or 1600MHz work at 1066MHz.Original processors:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KC.37K01.DMPCPU.I3.370M.2.4G/3MKC.38K01.DMPCPU.I3.380M.2.53G/3M/35WKC.48K01.DMPCPU.I5.480M.2.66G/3M/35WKC.56K01.DMPCPU.I5.560M.2.66G/3M/35W.PGAKC.37K01.DMPCPU.I3.370M.2.4G/3MKC.38K01.DMPCPU.I3.380M.2.53G/3M/35WKC.48K01.DMPCPU.I5.480M.2.66G/3M/35WKC.56K01.DMPCPU.I5.560M.2.66G/3M/35W.PGA
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I have found a picture of this bracket, add in attachments.
Found on the following site (picture 4/8):
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My only experience with a Compaq RAID-5 array was that 5 drives was the maximum it would manage, the 6th was simply a spare that hung around until one of the other drives failed. I may be off-base here, since it's been awhile since I worked with the Compaq server, just an observation.
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Hi, Yes it has one and currently is occupied by a wireless card:     Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n featuring 2.4 GHz 1x1 technology Source: Regards.
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A:HP 8440P Expansion RAM Problems

Hi, Please use the following part number: You can order from there. Regards.
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A:Problem with PCI Expansion Ports

Quote: Originally Posted by dbtmellis

It is doing the same thing on both of the PCI slots on my Motherboard.

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I have an intel 865 motherboard. I am using a sound card audigy zs and have it plugged into a PCI expansion slot. Each time i have opened my computer my sound card stops working and i have to change the PCI expansion slot to make it work again. After that it stops working on that slot, i am down to my 3rd slot out of 4 to hook my sound card up to since the first two dont work for the sound card anymore. I am totally confused by this situation any help will be appreciated if you need more info pls let me know....

A:Help with losing PCI Expansion Slots

Well, The sound card may be frying evrything it gets into. Is this a new card, or have you had it for a while? Check to see if you can still use those pci slots for anything else, because like I said before, its probably frying the slots. Which means you may need to get a new soundcard, and a new motherboard(but both may be under warrenty, so dont worry to much)
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I have Sims 2 and several of the extensions packs. (All purchased) I have never had any problems with my system or running the game. I recently loaded the new business expansion pack and lost all of my saved families, homes, etc.(three years worth) . Does this always happen? I have Sims University and Nightlife and I don't remember losing all of my stuff....

A:Sims 2 Expansion Problems

I've had some problems installing expansion packs with Sims 2 as well. Try to find the folder containing the saved games and see if yours are still there. If they are, copy them to your desktop and try installing the games and expansions. Then copy your savegames back into the right place, and see if the game recognizes them.
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I have an HP laptop...

and i know what all the ports are except for one...

Expansion Port 3..

What is it for...What periperals can be attached to that...


A:What is the Expansion Port 3 for? (Laptops)

From What i can find it is used for a port replicator i have seen one on the hp site just go into laptop acceorys it may have a base stastion to