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

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

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.

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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:


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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Hey guys, I was hoping someone could help me with a problem my friend and I are having with his new Motherboard.

He's running an Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 and while the rest of the board works fine, it just won't see his graphics card in the PCI-E slot. We've tried various solutions and none have yet to yield any results.

We've tried disabling the onboard graphics through device manager etc. The board also doesn't let you turn off the onboard from BIOS, only allows you to set the priority of the display adapters, which is set to the PCI-E first. It just won't show his card in device manager.

His spec is: Asus M4N68T-M LE V2. AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4Ghz Black Edition. 4GB (2x2GB) Mushkin 1333Mhz DDR3 Ram. Nvidia Geforce GTS450 GFX Card.

I've also tried using my ATI Radeon 5750HD Card and still shows no detection.

We've been trying this for over a day and we just can't figure it out. Help please

A:Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 won't detect external graphics card in PCI-E Slot

One problem that is common when installing these big video cards into Micro-ATX motherboards is that you may not get the card to fully seat properly because some obstruction is holding it up.

Carefully check the entire card/MB area to see if there is anything that may be propping the card up.
Remove the card and re-seat it looking and listening carefully to hear the rear tang on the video card "click" into place.

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Today I put my computer to sleep and returned about 30 minutes later to start it back up. My computer's power light and fans came on and tried to start up repeatedly but after the computer tried around five times, it made a long beep followed by two short beeps. I looked up the type of issue those beeps meant for my motherboard and it was a video error. I found that when removing my GeForce 8800 GT from my PCI-E slot and plugging my monitor directly into the integrated graphics card everything works fine. It booted up and had to reinstall the new drivers for the GeForce 1650 (Integrated), but everything worked fine. I figured that meant my graphics card or RAM was broken, so I took it to my closest computer repair store. They tested the power supply to see if it was supplying enough power to the card and it passed. They also tested the RAM and the graphics card to see if they were broken, but they both passed. They told me to either leave it with them for a week or just use the integrated graphics (which of course stubborn me chose to take it home for now). I am willing to leave it at the store if necessary and I also have a compatible motherboard in mind that I could buy if that will solve the issue, but before I make any actions I figured I would take advantage of these forums and hold out on using the different card for a week or so.

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A:Graphics Card/ PCI-E Slot Issue On Boot-up

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Today I put my computer to sleep and returned about 30 minutes later to start it back up. My computer's power light and fans came on and tried to start up repeatedly but after the computer tried around five times, it made a long beep followed by two short beeps. I looked up the type of issue those beeps meant for my motherboard and it was a video error. I found that when removing my GeForce 8800 GT from my PCI-E slot and plugging my monitor directly into the integrated graphics card everything works fine. It booted up and had to reinstall the new drivers for the GeForce 1650 (Integrated), but everything worked fine. I figured that meant my graphics card or RAM was broken, so I took it to my closest computer repair store. They tested the power supply to see if it was supplying enough power to the card and it passed. They also tested the RAM and the graphics card to see if they were broken, but they both passed. They told me to either leave it with them for a week or just use the integrated graphics (which of course stubborn me chose to take it home for now). I am willing to leave it at the store if necessary and I also have a compatible motherboard in mind that I could buy if that will solve the issue, but before I make any actions I figured I would take advantage of these forums and hold out on using the different card for a week or so.

The type of computer I have is a Gateway GT5662 and it i... Read more

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Hi,I have a Pavilion HPE h8-1330z with an Angelica2 motherboard, AMD FX-8120 CPU, 16GB RAM, and An2_705 BIOS. I recently upgraded the power supply to a 600W model to accomodate a replacement upgraded graphics card for my original ATI Radeon HD 7570.So far I have tried a Sapphire Nitro R7-360 (2GB GDDR5) and an XFX R7-360 (2GB GDDR5) and when I install either card, I get no video out to either monitor when I boot; no BIOS message, nothing. However, if I put the HD 7570 back in, it works perfectly. Tech Support for both companies have no idea what is going on.I highly doubt 2 cards from 2 different manufacturers and sources could be dead out of the box.  I can only surmize that maybe a BIOS update might be requiired.If anyone has any ideas, I am listening.

A:Is there a BIOS update that might fix my graphics card issue...

Jenny, welcome to the forum. I believe you absolutely correct.  The video cards are not dead out of the box.  They simply require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  There is no way to upgrade a standard BIOS to UEFI.  I am surprised that Tech Support for both companies weren't aware of this situation.  I suggest contacting EVGA Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) to see which of their cards will work with your motherboard.  They have always been very helpful when I have contacted them for help. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Since updating to bios revision A0.18 when booting I get about 45 seconds of BIOS beeping error codes before the system finally boots. In addition my computer is no longer able to sleep. While I can use my computer still it is very inconvenient. I looked up the error codes for the beeps are it is related to the second graphics card I have installed. However things were fine before the update so I would like to roll back to a previous BIOS version. However the details in this BIOS udpate state you cannot go back to an earlier version. I have tried the install process for the previous BIOS with sp76788.exe to check and it tells me it is not compatible with my system. So the question is am I truly stuck with this BIOS version or is it in fact possibly to go back to an earlier version through a method such as one of the BIOS utilities in the boot process? I realized I have left out details on my graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GT 520) and the actual number of bios error beeps but I am really just interested in going back to an earlier version if possible over troubleshooting this BIOS.

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I went to plug in a USB external hard drive (via 3.0 slot) and the drive isn't showing up either automatically or on the "This PC" tab.

If I go to the search function and type in "D:" I can find the drive and it's accessible. However, I can't figure out for the life of me why it's not just opening like normal. The same goes for the SD card slot (on a Lenovo Yoga 2)

I did recently install Symantec and got rid of McAfee for A/V protection. Would that affect the auto run with some security setting that I'm missing?

Any help appreciated!

A:Drives plugged into USB/SD card slot won't detect/open

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Hi All
I got a nice freesync monitor during the holidays and would like to use the capability.
My xps-8910 has a pci2 slot but all the graphics cards use a pci3 slot.
Can I put one of these pci3 graphics cards into the pci2 slot?
Are there pros and cons for doing this?

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I was wondering if anyone here has tried this, I have a spare monitor and wondering what you think about doing this. I have an OLD ATI Graphics card (fits PCIE of course) and I know it will work but wondering if it's worth the effort. My 560ti has only a 2 monitor capability and just 1 other PCIE x1 slot is free just above the card.

So anyone here tried this? (I know this works if you do it right.)

(N.B. I have read the websites about how to do this, I am looking for personal, first hand experience.)

A:PCI-E x16 Graphics Card to Fit a PCI-E slot.

Haven't tried it.

I'm confused, though. Are you trying to fit a PCI-E X16 card in an X1 slot? I don't think it's possible.

You can certainly try an X1 card in an X16 slot. I've never seen an X1 graphics card, although I know that they exist.

(I've got an X1 soundcard running in a slot that is X16 mechanical, X4 electrically.)

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Im trying to install a ATI Radeon X1300 Pro 256 MB AGP 8x, into my old Dell Dimension 4600, replacing a Nvidia GeForce 5600, when i tried to boot up the PC with the ATI Card in i got no signal to the monitor from either DVI/VGA plugs, the card was working im thinking because the Fan on the card itself was working.

My video controller/slot is: AGP8X and i was told this card "ATI Radeon X1300 Pro 256 MB AGP 8x" was compatible, was i lied too?

A:PCI/AGP Graphics Card slot help?


Looks to me like you are right. The card should work.

Did you try putting your old card back in to see if it works?

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I just tried putting together a computer. The computer turns on but the screen wont turn on. I think this is because it doesn't have a graphics card, i dont know which type to put in because the motherboard didn't come with a manual so i am posting this pic to see if someone else does.


A:What Graphics card slot is this

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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)
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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I have an old computer with a 1Ghz Pentium 3 processor. The motherboard only has PCI slots, no AGP or PCI-e. Is it possible to get a graphics card which fits into a PCI slot?


A:PCI slot graphics card?

Yes. This for example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131082

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How do I find out if my HP Pavillion model 450-019 will accept a graphics card without cracking the thing open?

A:Graphics Card. Is there a Slot?

In looking at the SUPPORT PAGE, it says : One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0).  But it also says 180w power supply.  That usually means that an add on card is not easy.   Also, it is a slimline case which will make things more difficult, too. It becomes a chore to upgrade the graphics card sometimes.  You might want to rethink this

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Hi. I have recently aquired a very old computer (8-9 years old). I am looking at replacing the old agp graphics card because it is not working properly and then sell the computer for quite a low price. Any way.

I have looked in the case and took the card out and I belive that the graphics card slot is agp 2x. The card has two slots in it leading me to belive that it is a universal 1.5v 3.3v card. I am just wondering what cards my computer would accept and whether a 4x card would work ok in a 2x card slot.

Any help apreciated.



A:Solved: Old AGP Graphics Card Slot And Card

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Alright, so I got an Aspire M5811 since 2010. One day, it suddenly wouldn't start up. Beeping noises are heard from the CPU, 1 long 2 short. After a bit of research, it seems 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 1 hour. Still hearing 1 long 2 short beeps. Then after a few (maybe 3) hours, I tried again, reinserting the graphics driver, connecting the monitor cable and turned it on. It worked. I didn't know what happened but it worked. After 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 22/7/2012 for cleaning.)

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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i have a graphics card which its interface is PCI-E 2.0 x16
is it compatible/can work with my motherboard which has a slot of PCI-E 3.0 x16

so can it work without having damage

A:pci-e 2.0 graphics card compatible to pci-e 3.0 slot

Yes it will work fine.

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Hey everyone I'm new to opening and moving things around the inside of computers and wanting to learn more about it. Ok so I have this Compaq Presario 6000 and can't find any information on it over the internet. I've been wanting to play some games below 2.0 Ghz (because thats all it can really take), So i decided to get GTA San Andreas. The problem is that my bulitin graphics card only has a max of 32MB.(LAME!! ) I want buy a new PC but way way way later on in the future. (Economy) So I decided that i wanted to get a new temporary graphics card till I wait this very long time.

So I searched around Walmart.com ( CHEAPO) and found this nicely priced MSI 256MB PCI-E nVidiaNX8400GS Graphics Card For ONLY 30.00 Bucks!!!

But it says its a PCI Express card and I don't know if I do have a slot to fit.

The Computer:
Compaq Presario 6000

With :
-Windows XP SP3
-AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+
-1.66GHz, 736MB of Ram (I'm willing to buy more Ram It's on my list )

I don't know if this is any helpful but I installed GTA Vice City and it worked fine.
Nice speed everything besides when I hit A fire hydrant or when it rained or had anything to with water or blood splatter the game would look all funky and had to minimize and bring back when that was over in order for the game to work properly.

P.S. If you know what type of card I can use can you send me the link.
please think Cheap. LOL
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A:What type of slot do I have for a Graphics Card?

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I'm curious about the PCIE technology. I know there are four PCIE types (1, 2, 4, and 16) all with different size slots. As it stands now there aren't very many card at all that use these slots except for Video Cards, which use the 16. My MOBO has two video card slots (I originally thought I would use that slot for another video card and still might do that) only one of which I am currently using.

Is there any intent in the future to use these slots (i.e., the 16s) for other add-on cards? Are the only for use for video cards?

A:Anything else you could use a PCIEx16 slot for besides a Graphics Card?

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Im upgrading my nephews computer , but his agp slot is only agp4
So basacally what is the best graphics card to put in ?

I was going to put a 6600gt in but im not sure if it will work as its an agp8 card

any help appreciated

A:A Graphics card for AGP4 slot

it will work if the card says x4/x8 but if it doen't I would try the fx series.

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Sorry to sound so n00b-ish, but I play all my games on my xbox 360, and don't really know much about computers..ha, I just wanna play the sims 2 without the base game lagging. lmao, anyways, can I put this: http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?productConfigurationId=79772

into this:


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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I have a dell optiplex which I think has a PCI slot but I am unsure if it is a PCI. As the connectors are so different.. I wish to get a low profile graphics. It is a slim line desktop.. Any ideas..

A:Cannot Identify this slot.. Need a graphics card for this PC

Is this system for use at home or in a office/network setting?

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Ok, so I am helping a friend upgrade his desktop's graphics card. Apperantally, he currently has an integrated card, ad I belive you can install a dedicated card despite that, correct? Also, we are not sure exactally what slot the card goes in, we belive it is this one:

A:Is this the slot for a graphics card? (Other questions as well)

It is possible. Does your friend have the MotherBoard Manual? Its best to be sure.

What's the model, and serial number of the board?

And yes you can install a separate card, but you have to disable the integrated graphics through the BIOS.

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i have hp 15n 204tx and its graphic card is nvidia gt740m, i want upgrade bcz its not sutable for animation and rendering.Thank you.Plzz reply.

A:can i use pcie x16 slot for upgrading graphics card i have h...

Hi, It actually has MXM slot for the graphics card. It specs:            https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04031423 and all I can say: You can't upgrade this card on your laptop, you can't remove it. Regards.

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I hope this finds you well.

Yesterday I got a new 22" monitor for my desktop PC but as I only have a VIA/S3G Unichrome IPG graphics card I am unable to set the proper resolution for the new monitor.

I thought this would be fixed by getting a new graphics card so today I purchased a GeForce 9500GT only to find that it doesn't seem to slot into my motherboard. I fear I may have to return both the graphics card and monitor to the shop!

Is there something I'm missing or doing wrong? My motherboard is a KM400 8235.

Thanks for your time...and happy new year!

A:I can't seem to find a slot on my motherboard for my new graphics card

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hey guys i want a low cost graphics card for my pc .i have motherboard which has pcie x1 slot .could u suggest me list of low cost(50$-70$) graphics card having SM 5.0

A:want a low cost graphics card for pcie x1 slot

I'm not familiar with SM 5, but I believe that it is identical to DirectX 11 support.

This vendor only sells in the US and Canada, but it gives you some idea what exists:

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, PCI Express x1, DirectX 11

Are you sure that your motherboard has no PCI-E X16 slot? The last person that I encountered here thought that his board had no PCI-E X16 slot, only X1, but he was mistaken.

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I just purchased this pre-built machine:


Acer Aspire AM3970-UR14P DT.SJYAA.003 Desktop PC

I'm attempting to order a graphics card upgrade ( probably an affordable Nvida GT 650 ti . Obviously the card will consume some space due to the fan. I'm trying to figure out if the card ( or a similar dual slot PCIx card) will fit onto the motherboard. I know from past experience that a lot of non-custom built PCs have little to no room for expansion.

I've searched all over the net about this particular model number of Acer Aspire and can come up with no information about the motherboard to check for myself.

Would anyone happen to know where i can find info about the motherboard for this particular model of Acer Aspire desktop?

** Also, i do intend on removing the included radeon card.

A:Will a dual slot graphics card fit in my machine?

It is hard to tell if it would fit the case, but the specs state that your computer only has a 300W Power Supply and that definitely will not work with the card you list.

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Ok I've got an Asus mobo, this one in fact:

Newegg.com - ASUS P5K EPU LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

I've had this mobo for the last two years without any problems.

Over the last year or so, my first Asus 9600GT graphics card went bad (the fan warped & stopped working, causing it to overheat a lot)

Then I got the new one & ran that one for maybe almost a year and then the same thing happened, the fan warped & went bad.

Now I cant not say for sure which slot the 1st bad graphics card was in, if it was in #1 or #2

But I can say for sure that the 2nd time it was in PCIx16 1

Now I've received the 3rd card & installed it in PCIx16 1 and within a little while, I noticed the card was giving off a lot of heat, I unplugged it and upon closer inspection I see the fan was slightly warped again.

I will also say that I didnt inspect the card when I got it to be sure everything was ok, maybe they sent me another bad card...?

Now the fan still turns smoothly, but you can see it starting to cock up & become warped.

I've since talked to Asus again 7 they are doing another RMA for me, so the graphics card is covered.

But I'd like to get to the bottom of things and fix the root of the problem.

Do you think in any way possible it is the PCIx16 1 slot making it go bad?

I talked to the guy at Asus about it & he said it isnt likely as the slot just transfer data & said perhaps it was my power supply.

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A:Could my PCIx16 slot be the cause of 3 bad graphics card fans?

Any ideas?

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I recently got an ASUS NVidia GeForce ENGTS450 DC SL/DI/1GD3 graphics card (which is PCIEX16 2.0) for my PC, but when I connect it to the PCIEX16 (3.0) slot I don't get a display, if I connect it to the PCIEX4 slot I do get a display!

Anyone got any ideas why? - Thanks

System Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: LogMeIn Mirror Driver, 14 Mb (Incorrect - ASUS NVidia GeForce ENGTS450 DC SL/DI/1GD3)
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152273 MB, Free - 90053 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., B75M-D3H
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
PSU: 485W (Have tried with cheap 650W with same problem)

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Hello My first post
Anyway i really need to upgrade my computers graphics card ( Nvidia 7600 GS 512mb intergrated version) as its flagging in this day and age and its stopping me playing most games now (i can just scrape skyrim but it falls under its min requirments) I will get a top of the range laptop soon when i go to uni but will keep my desktop for now so i need to add a better graphics card (Rest seem to be fine for the mo) .The problem is the integrated cards is already in the PCI express slot (opened up comp and i can see it in the slot) will be safe to remove the board and would a new card function in it Thanks for the help.

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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ok so for this christmas i want a graphics card for my old dog hp media center pc m7067c

I don't know if its a PCI slot or a PCI express cause it really doesn't say so.....

So if it is a PCI, can i get one from best buy becuase it has the option to get a PCI video card or a PCI express.

The memory for it i guess they said it can hold 512 or 256mb.

hp spec: HP Media Center m7067c Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Media Center m7067c Desktop PC | HP? Support

A:What Graphics card slot is hp media center pc m7067c?

That's an old mobo....and all the slots PCI not PCIe. That being said you might find a decent PCI GPU for that mobo.

If you really want to get creative or ambitious, uprade your MOBO and RAM and then get a GPU. You can keep all your original hardware and case.


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I have a Radeon HD 4500 graphics card that's plugged into the PCI express slot on my motherboard.

The heat sink on the graphics card is huge and covers the next PCI slot down completely which I now need. I don't want to buy a new graphics card as the one I have works fine and I can't afford a new one.

I can take the heat sink off but I don't want the thing to overheat and blow.

I have looked for a heat sink but I can't find one this small enough to fit.

Can anyone offer a low cost solution to the problem?

The graphics card is a Radeon HD 4500.


A:Graphics card heat sink blocking PCI slot

It will self destruct in the blink of an eye with no heat sink on it. Also, the current heat sink is as big as it is for a reason. IMHO putting a smaller one on is probably not a good idea unless it specifically states its compatible with that video card. Water cooling might work but that will likely cost as much as finding a new video card.

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First of all I guess I should list my system...

2.7Ghz Dual Core AMD
ASUS EAH4350 1GB - PCI-E Graphics
4GB DDR2 - 1066
500w PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit OS

I think that's everything that is relevent, if anything else will help please don't hesitate to ask and I will add information as needed


I can't remember exactly when it all went wrong and as I hadn't been gaming for months it was a kind of irrelevent problem when I did a format (PC Just got clogged and so this was the easy option) and my graphics card didn't display a picture on my monitor, I just took it out and used the Onboard crappy graphics.

I am now faced with a dilemma, SOMETHING isn't right, my PC (without Graphics card installed) just would not progress past the BIOS screen, failing to load drive information etc. Even when I took off everything and tried to boot the board with no other devices present.

First I naturally changed the PSU (Luckily I had another exactly the same model etc) and the same problem existed.

So annoyed, I rifled through my older PC bits n bobs and built up an old 1.8Ghz system with AGP grapics but after realising that with only 1GB of DDR1 it was as useless as band aid for a severed limb, I tried again with my current system. This time it booted!

While I had it running I made sure to download the latest BIOS version, and upgraded.

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A:Motherboard or graphics card error... PCI-E slot problems

First, in this situation, you need to test that PCIe graphics card in another computer to rule it out

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Hey guys,

Wondering if y'all can help me with my worries.

A while ago I bought a GeCube Radeon 9800 PRO 256mb AGP card, and installed this blazing new baby in to my pc. I bought HL2 and Far Cry to enjoy it's yummy goodness. Much fun was had until HL2 started crashing, more and more frequently. Far Cry didn't seem to like it much and would never last too long. It really started to worry me after a while, and I took it back and swapped it for the next one up, the 9800 eXTreme 128mb (or was it other way around? can't remember which was pro or eXTreme). It was the same brand, GeCube, but then that one just finished my motherboard off and completely fried the AGP slot.

I had to send the motherboard off; it was still under warranty thank god, but when I tried the graphics card out in the new MB, it started to screw up again. So I whipped it out and sold it to a friend before it did any real damage.

Now I'm running a 9500 in my PC and seriously wanting to upgrade (mainly for BF2 goodness), and am REALLY wary of having my AGP slot fried again.

My specs should show up here... what do you guys think?


A:Last graphics card I bought (powered) fried my AGP slot

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hello guys (my native language is italian excuse me for bad english) I have a thinkcentre A58 7515 with all stock components:
motherboard: l ig41m rev 1.1
cpu: pentium e5200 2.5 ghz
chipset: Intel G41 Express Chipset (PCI Express® x16) max tdp on PCIe 75 watt
ram: 2 slot ram ddr2 667/800mhz stock 1st slot:2gb 2nd slot:1gb soon I will replace the 2nd slot with another 2gb total 4gb (maximum supported by motherboard)
PSU: 280 Watt Robust/80plus
If there are any other questions about specs you can ask.
Now first what i need is upgrade this pc to a low budget gaming pc and first i need to know if i can upgrade this motherboard with a core 2 duo e8400 that works in others models of a58 like 7705 (mine is 7515) (full specs of this series in this .pdf at page 500 http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/ldwbook2013.pdf )
I need to know one other thing about GPU,for now it has integrated grapichs from the cpu and i want upgrade it to a Sapphire R7 240 1GB GDDR5(this gpu only need 45 watt tdp),this card seems to be a best choice for low budget gamers ( I accept suggestions for other GPUs with the same price range 50/60$ even used or refurbished are ok but they can not have more than 75 watts tdp because i haven't got money to upgrade psu and I can only use power supply that pcie slot gives me.  thx for any reply,your help is essential to me for made this build,I would not spend money on something that I do not know if it will work.
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A:ThinkCentre A58: CPU and Graphics upgrade Qs (PCIe 2.0 card in 1.1 slot)

I need to know one other thing about GPU,for now it has integrated grapichs from the cpu and i want upgrade it to a Sapphire R7 240 1GB GDDR5 (this gpu only need 45 watt tdp), this card seems to be a best choice for low budget gamers ( I accept suggestions for other GPUs with the same price range 50/60$ even used or refurbished are ok but they can not have more than 75 watts tdp because i haven't got money to upgrade psu and I can only use power supply that pcie slot gives me.  thx for any reply,your help is essential to me for made this build,I would not spend money on something that I do not know if it will work.
While contemporaneous ATI/AMD graphics cards will work, newer generation AMD cards are generally not backward compatible with older ThinkCentres.   I suggest you search for which newer Nvidia will work with your system. 
The readme file for the Nvidia driver for your system has a list of supported cards, but since it is from 2009, it is dated. 

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I need help here. I cannot detect my Graphics Card in Device Manager.I do anything but not working. This is my report

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Yesterday I bought myself a new graphics card: Radeon HD7870.
I've plugged it into my motherboard: MCP73VT-PM but the thing is that I don't receive any signal from it when I connect the vga cable into it, tried with hdmi cable aswell...
Also bought a new PSU 550V to make it match the requirements..

Can it be that the onboard vga graphics collides with the new card? If so... could anyone help me out? I've tried almost everything, spent the whole day trying to get it to work.

My BIOS settings doesnt support editing the onboard stuff.

Thanks in advance

A:Won't detect new graphics card

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I'm trying to figure out if my problem is my graphics card (EVGA GTX 460 1GB) or my motherboard (Biostar TZ68A+ LGA1155).

This computer is a brand new build. Please click my system specs for more details.

I have two PCI-E 2.0 slots. There is one x16 slot and one x4 slot.

90% of the time, my machine freezes a few seconds after powering on (at the BIOS logo screen or a few seconds after that) while inserted in the x16 slot. Sometimes it works, however, yet it is so infrequently that I've given up on the x16 slot for now. It will even freeze after I've entered my BIOS settings page, even just while browsing around in it.

The same graphics card in my PCI-E 2.0 x4 slot works fine (if you ignore the fact that it's running at 1/4 it's potential speed). At least I can boot the machine up.

I've spoken with a few different professionals about this, and the conclusion is that my problem lies either (a) with my PCI-E x16 slot; or (b) with my GTX 460. Apparently the graphics card COULD work just fine in the x4 slot and still be damaged.

Now, I know that you're going to tell me to try a different card in my computer, or try the card in a different computer. However that isn't practical for me at the moment.

I was wondering what you guys think, or if anyone has experience with this first-hand.

What are you leaning towards? Mobo, or Gfx card?

A:Graphics card in PCI-E x16 doesn't work, works fine in the x4 slot ??

Should also have mentioned that I've run three passes with Memtest86 without any errors.

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This was really perplexing. I am trying to install a Galaxy GT520 on my Inspiron 546. So i take of the slot i need in the back-plate and fit the card into the slot. But...the card didn't fit into the back-plate. It's like a millimeter off.... There is a little slot that the back-plate slots go into but it doesn't fit into the slot. It's almost like it needs to be a millimeter longer. Thanks to anyone who helps.


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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I recently updated the drivers for my video card, NVIDIA's discrete GeForce GT 335M, and afterwards I was unable to get my monitor to display anything. My laptop screen is broken so I use a standalone monitor with VGA cables for my display. So after this I tried the obvious troubleshooting, using my fn key to switch between displays and holding the windows key + P to pick the projector option, both to no avail. I then started windows in safe mode and rolled back the most recent driver update for the video card. Since then my laptop does not detect the video card, like it is gone. I still have the updates installed, NVIDIA Control Panel still exist but says no card is detected.

Also I can not get BIOS to run on boot, possibly because my monitor won't display anything until it gets to the windows home screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks,


A:Unable to detect graphics card.

Get your Laptop screen fixed first.
You may need to spend less than $100, I guess.


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I purchased a new GPU Sapphire Dual X R9 270X 2GB DDR5 OC WITH BOOST
My Graphics Card fan work fine but when I turn on my pc the monitor does not show anything.

I had another graphics card before but needed to replace it so I dont know if this is the trouble.

Anyone can help?

Thanks in advance

A:My Computer Can't detect my new graphics card

Do you have required power connections to it ?
Tried another PCIx slot ?
Monitor connected to the right place ?
Can't be problem because of another GPU for BOOT at least, in the OS later on maybe, if it's different than old one.

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Hello dear community, I've just formatted my notebook again and installed Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. The problem is that system is unable to detect my graphics card - Radeon HD 7600M, which was working fine before. Device manager is showing it as a standard VGA graphics card. My notebook is also using Intel HD graphics 4000 and it's working fine after manually instaling required drivers. When I am trying to install drivers for Radeon, two things are happening: - setup manager returns error message that installation process failed(I've even tried to edit "InstallManager.cfg" file and change "WorkaroundInstall=false" to true, setup manager installed everything(AMD catalyst, etc.), just not the driver - as soon as setup manager is trying to detect my graphics card, blue screen appears and notebook is rebooting It is pretty random which one of the above things will happen. I've tried installing few different drivers and nothing changed. I've also tried(in the device manager) to manually choose the location with the driver - Windows tells me that system knows it's the Radeon HD 7600M device, but cannot install the drivers. During the format, I deleted ALL partitions and created new ones. I remember that there was a small partition(which I left untouched during the earlier notebook format), but this time I deleted it too. Maybe this partition had some important HP data which is causing this problem now? I am also attaching a screenshot of my device... Read more

A:Windows cannot detect my graphics card

Hi: I think that HP has the wrong switchable graphics driver listed on your notebook's support page. See if this W7 AMD/Intel graphics driver works. You must only install the AMD graphics driver, which installs the drivers for both the Intel and AMD GPU's. This package provides the AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver and Catalyst Control Center for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. For notebooks with switchable graphics modes, this package includes drivers for both graphics processing units (GPUs). Switchable graphics enable users to switch between a power-saving graphics mode (normally used under battery power) and a high-performance graphics mode. If high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video output is supported, this package also installs the HDMI Audio Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp58501-59000/sp58894.exe I don't understand the language shown in your screen shot. Can you translate to English what the other two devices that need drivers are? I'll take a guess and say that the PCI Device needs this driver... This package contains the driver that enables the Realtek Card Reader in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The card reader enables users to read from or write to supported removable storage cards, which are typically used in digital cameras, digital music players, and cellular phones. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp61501-... Read more

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Someone help me here my 2400 can't play great games like counter strike source and battlefield 2. So I'm wondering if a radeon ati graphics card will work with my system.

A:Does a Dell Dimension 2400 have the ability to have a pci slot radeon graphics card?

Ouch, just checked it now, you have no AGP slot

Yes, you can install a PCI graphics card, however, be warned that these cards perform horribly, but you will be able to run CS Source.

The best PCI graphics card I can remember of is
GeForce FX5500 128MB PCI version.

It will run CS Source and BF2, however, prepare for a slideshow (especially in BF2).

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Hello All, I'm looking under the hood of my 1st gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and I'm trying to identify the PCIe slots.  In particular, the following page states that I should have 2 PCI Express Mini slots:  https://support.lenovo.com/au/en/solutions/pd027202 Now I see the WLAN card and the WWAN card, and my natural assumption is that these are both in PCIe ports, but on closer inspection I see that the WLAN card's slot is only 19mm wide, whereas the WWAN card is the standard 26mm width of normal PCIe Mini ports. This raises some questions:  1. Is the WLAN connected to a proprietary slot, or is this just a different type of PCIe standard?  2. If the WLAN is connected to a proprietary slot, where is my second PCIe slot? Any help would greatly be appreciated. Regards,Adam Zebrowski-az  

A:Why is my WLAN card slot narrower than my WWAN card slot (PCIe mini)?

On closer inspection, it looks like my SSD connects to a similar-looking slot as my WLAN card.  I guess this means my WLAN card uses a SATA connection or something? I normally work with desktop PCs, so I'm unfamiliar with a lot of these laptop hardware standards. Regards,Adam Zebrowski-az- 

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sys specs:
gigabyte m59sli-s5 (nvidia 590sli)
amd athlon 64 x2 4200
2gb kingston ddr2 800
250 gb maxtor sata
geforce 7900gs

the story:
I recently built the above listed rig. Everything works fine but I had an 80 GB samsung ata hd that I figured I could get some more use out of. M/b has one ide slot and the ribbon is full of optical drives. I bought a pci ide card, installed the drivers and connected the samsung. XP detects the drive. Good so far.
Here is where my question begins. I want to install a linux distribution (Freespire) on the samsung, but BIOS won't detect the drive. When I boot from the Freespire cd the installer boots up but doesn't show the samsung, only the 250 GB maxtor. How can I get BIOS to recognize the HD on the PCI card? I've seen disabling the onboard IDE controller suggested in other posts, but won't that disable my opticals? If the opticals are down I can't boot Freespire. Any help would be appreciated.

A:bios won't detect hdd on pci ide card

If linux does not see the drive, you need a driver. Go to the site of whoever made the card and see if they have linux drivers available. I know promise has some linux drivers on their site. Note you often need to flash the card bios [not system bios] to use the linux drivers; again this is for promise cards.

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I recently got a VGA-HDMI Cable, so I could link my TV to my computer, but when I went to plug it in, my computer did not detect it. I then tried to force my computer to detect it, as many of the things I saw online recommended this, but this did not work either.
Please help me!
Also, if its any help, my graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 6400M Series, and as this is a laptop, I cant really get a new graphics card.

A:Graphics Card doesn't detect second monitor

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I uninstalled my nvidia graphics card via device manager because I was having annoying freezes and nothing I tried fixed it. But when I restarted windows, the graphics cards didn't appear any more and I couldn't install the drivers back. Since it's a laptop I can't just unplug it and plug it in again. How do I get it back?

A:Uninstalled graphics card. Windows cannot detect it now

Do not try to install it through Device Manager.

I just did mine less than an hour ago. So maybe this will help.

After reboot W7 will load but have poor resolution. Go to where the Nvidia driver is downloaded (mine was in the Download folder) double click the Nvidia driver download and follow the prompts to install.

It may show it did not install the driver but don't worry just reboot when it is finished installing or says it didn't install properly.
That is what mine did and after a reboot all was installed properly.

Also after reboot the Monitor will show in Device Manager.


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