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Migrate HP Slimline insides to a bigger case

Q: Migrate HP Slimline insides to a bigger case


This is my computer (s3100n) and ths is my motherboard (M2NC51-AR (HematiteXL) and since the max PSU I could found for my computer was a 300w PSU , I decided to move into a bigger case.

Main reason; I need more power for my current video card (even more for future one) and it might be cheaper or same price as the 300w PSU, but I'll have better ventilation, more room and way better power.

So, which cases would receive my motherboard without problems?

Could it be this one maybe?

If not, could you guys point me in the right direction please?

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I have an Acer Aspire X1700 (Details
It's about 2 1/2 years old now. Came with Windows Vista, I upgraded it to Windows 7. Also has a newer video card than what came with it.

Anyway, The PSU fan is getting really obnoxious, it gets really loud (more or less like a lawn mower). I have taken the thing apart and have tried every suggestion given to quiet it down, which it does for a whole week or two. This is a small form factor PC, so to even take the power supply out you have to basically take out everything else just to get to it. I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete. It's only 220W anyway, so i'd like something a little more powerful.

What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off newegg.com

Any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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I have written this thread originally in JustLinux Forum. In view of the fact that it may be useful to MS Windows users I have re-written it to suit the non-Linux users. The method can be used on a healthy system or just to salvage data off an unbootable system.


Step 1 – use Linux dd commands to clone the original disk to the new bigger hard disk (only two terminal commands and one of which is optional)
Step 2 – use Gparted or Parted Magic to resize the partitions to absorb the extra space (Optional if you want to use up the spare space in the larger hard disk)

Theoretical consideration (User not interested in the theory can skip the black section and go straight to the blue text

With hard disks getting bigger in capacity and selling cheaper per Gb many PC users can now afford to upgrade the hard disk to a bigger unit. Migrating an operating system to a different hard disk can be hazardous because the integrity of the filing system and the boot loader may be affected in the new home. However if the basic rules are adhered to then the migration can be effortless.

This thread is written to show how to use a Linux Live CD, of either Gparted or Parted Magic, to clone from a smaller source disk into a bigger target disk. Both Gparted or Parted Magic are now available as free downloadable bootable iso images. Just download any one of them, burn the iso into a bootable CD and yo... Read more

A:How to migrate an operating system to a bigger hard disk.

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Hello, I'm fairly new to these forums but would like to request help for upgrading my laptop. I am thinking of adding a 120GB Msata and 1TB HDD to it (to replace 500GB). My question is how would I go about transferring my dat,a(Pictures, music, videos) to the new hard drive and setting the Msata as a boot drive(for OS and programs)? I would also like recommendations on which Msata/hdd to put in it? I have been considering these:

Amazon.com : MyDigitalSSD 128GB (120GB) 50mm Bullet Proof 4 BP4 50mm mSATA Solid State Drive SSD SATA III 6G (120GB)(128GB) : Computer Internal Solid State Drives : Computers & Accessories

Amazon.com: Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch ST1000LM014: Computers & Accessories

but would like to know if there are better options available? Thanks in advance

A:How to migrate data to bigger hard drive and set Msata as boot drive?

I don't think you can use the Msata SSD as boot drive. It is configured in Raid with the spinner and serves solely as cache. It is just a fancy SSHD.

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I'm thinking of moving my computer to a bigger case but I'm not sure what cases are compatible with my current motherboard. I own a Lenovo 90F1007QUS.  I need a bigger case because I'd like to upgrade the PSU to 500W and install a graphics card. Please respond with recommendations about how to go about upgrading to a bigger case. 

A:Want to move computer to bigger case

hi, look at the GTX1050 OC Low profile from GIGABYTE, if you have pci-e, you could play all games with this videocard, and you do not have to change the power supply, it works for me I have a lenovo M800 SFF  

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i have a couple of older hp pavilions and 1 sony vaio ( i cant remember the models atm) but assuming that they are atx form factor, can i still use it on the bigger case and more powerful psu's or they r built kinda proprietary format? they were bought long time ago when u buy a system like that, they dont give u the mobo specs n stuff on the manual like when u buy the mobo itself

i know i can always get a new and improved mobo but that comes with getting another cpu; and since i'm learning to build computer (painfully slow learning process), i want to play aroud with the older parts that i have just sitting there

thank u for your time

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How often should the inside of the computer be cleaned? I've had mine a little over 5 years and it's been sitting on the floor. Recently I had occasion to get a flashlight and examine the back where the fans are. I could see that they were VERY dusty and cobwebs (not spiderwebs) covered the back of the unit. You can tell, I'm not Martha Stewart when it comes to housekeeping. I got out the instruction manual on how to open the case. There are two tabs on the rear left side of the cpu that have to be pressed in, but no matter what i did, I couldn't open the case. Any tips on how to clean the "innards" of a cpu?

A:cleaning the insides

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I'm having a big problem, my Aleinware is geting atacked by some kind of growing file. I have a file located at C:/359OF57.... something. My hard drive is almost full, and I recall a week ago that I had about 70 GB left on my hard drive left, and now I only have 3.33 GB!! I need help fast, I have Windows Vista Home Premium Alienware edition, and Im afraid that that thing is going to clog up my entire drive. I don't know what happens then. Can I delete this file? I know where it is, so it wouldnt be too hard to delete it, then wipe my free space. Any help will be greatly appreciated, I have attached a screen shot of the exact file location and size of the file to this thread. -Graboy

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Acer Aspire 5738G - how to get to the cooler? I wanna clean it up the dusts from insides and i unscrewed all the screws, laptop dint wanted take apart, so i screwed them back in. anybody can help me here? how to get to the cooler?
Laptop clearly owerheating already.

I used clean HP Compaq, was easy, 3 screws and i see the cooler and can take it out.

A:I cant open my laptop to get to insides..

The HP may have been easy, that Acer won't be. I found the service manual for it here (19 MB PDF, free download),

Acer Aspire 5738G Notebook Service Manual

there is a lot moe than just 3 screws to get to the heatsink and fan.

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I really hate to start a new thread, but I had already marked the previous thread I made as solved, so I don't think will notice what I had just posted.

Anyway, the thing is, I wasn't really thinking about where I'd actually put my computer when opening it up. I have a pretty awkward set-up at home, my desk is especially small and there's just not enough rough.

This leaves the floor and the bed. With the bed, I'm worried about static, but maybe the anti-static wrist band will completely resolve this, I dunno. I'd think the floor would be good because it's nice and level, but I remember reading somewhere that wasn't recommended.

Well, any ideas?

A:My computer's insides: Follow-up

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Well, first off, I wasn't exactly sure where to post this, but if there's somewhere else this should be, I'm sure it'll get moved.

Anyway, I'm planning on installing some RAM and a new hard drive, but I've never actually opened up my computer, and I'm a little nervous. I was wondering if there was anywhere online I could find some kind of blueprint of my computer's innerds, just so I can at least know what to expect. I really don't wanna have to open this thing up and just play it by ear, you know.

And by the way, I have a Dell Dimension 2400.

A:Solved: My computer's insides

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I have an LG Flatron E700SH monitor. Its around three years old. I live in a dust-ridden area. The monitor has a lot of holes for ventilation and during the last three years, a lot of dust has accumulated inside it. And I mean it, a lot(caps) really.i've seen it through the holes with a flashlight.

Is cleaning a monitor from the inside advisable. it says in the manual that its not. what do the esteemed members of techguy think bout this?

Plz give me tips for this clean-up or point to relevant sites.(I searched google for "clean monitor inside" and it gave me results such as one for a dog screensaver where a dog cleans your monitor screen from the inside by licking it )

Thanx for reading this and thanx again if u r willing to help.

A:Cleaning the insides of a CRT monitor...

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hp were too expensive for repair of my 5yr old g7-1355ea with 17.3 screen so i took it to a local shop, over 2 months later got it back with all internals replaced with a 5yr old g6. what can i do? suggestions please

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i cleaned the dust from my custom built pc and when I booted up it could not find windows. I tried twice more same result.
I opened it up again and checked some connections and unplugged and reugged some of them. I especially checked to see the hds were connected which they were.
I rebooted and got into the bios and checked the boot order. The only options I saw were the DVD drive and my external hd. I didn't see either of my internal hds as a choice!
So what should I do?

I have win 7 64 bit, amd processor. Most parts are new (e.g. Have been replaced) except the hds. I had zero issues before I cleaned out the dust.

I'm writing this via my phone so I have no access to specs.


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I have been struggling with my dependence on Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS) and the demise of my old laptop. I am pleased by the improved accuracy of version 10 and was chagrined to learn that it would not install on the beautiful, new ACER Aspire 6930G with it's gee whiz 64 bit Vista operating system. Nuance promises their commitment to eventually supporting 64 bit OS so I liked the solution I found on-line of installing a new hard drive and XP Professional while saving the new drive with its installed software for the day the update is released when I can unleash the 64 bit CPU. So far so good. I am embarassed now to admit that I cannot figure out how to (nondestructively) remove the hard drive and have been unable to find service info on line. Can someone point me in the right direction?


A:Solved: Insides of an Acer laptop

I'm assuming that you've been to Acer's support site but in case you haven't here is the link: http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/fo...m/us&siteid=7293&areaid=7&formid=3390#results

This is for the Acer Aspire 6930 (No G listed) however it will at least get you to their support web site and this model has to be close.

BTW, most HD's in laptops now days are SATA so if you purchase a new HD make sure it is the correct one.

Good Luck.

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(Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I was unsure. It does involve my hardware so I guessed this was the place to go. Apologies if it wasn't)

I have been having some PC problems, and have decided to try switching my new RAM back to my old. Before I do this, I thought I would try what I have seen reccomended before and spray some compressed air into the RAM slots, incase there is dust inside.
I have a can of Niceday Air Duster, and before I sprayed it I tested it on some paper. It came out looking wet, but after a while it dissapeared. The paper was dry, but cold.
What I need to know is, is that right? Is this okay to spray in my RAM slots?

A:Question reguarding compressed air for use on computer insides

Yes it is OK...

In compressed form it is a liquid, don't shake or tilt the can while spraying, and don't spray too much at once. If you do it right no liquid will come out.

*It will quickly evaporate if it does, of course you will have your power disconnected anyways. If your worried, just wait a few minutes before re-installing RAM

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A few weeks ago, having been given the advice to use canned air for cleaning the insides of my box I went to the computer hardware store I frequent and bought one. Heck of an expense, but nothing's too good for my machine. When I was using it, I noticed the can became very cold after a while. Also, some sort of sedimentation appeared on the sensitive parts I had been cleaning. It was moist - like frost - when I touched it. I looked at the can. It claimed to contain a butane-propane mixture..... now, it DID say it was intended for cleaning sensitive electronic parts, but I wonder.... any surface this mixture hit would get very cold, and I think condensation may have formed on it later - water.... plus, while it was removing most of the accumulated dust, some was made to stick to the surface, mixed with that sediment, which would then dry up pretty quickly leaving a thin, caked film of dust behind.

After cleaning I had problems with my video card - the screen looked jumbled during loading, then it went blank, the little LED light on it indicating there was no signal. I took the card out of its socket and put it back in again, waited awhile (thinking the scary thought it may need to dry up a bit), then turned the computer on, and everything was OK.

So, I'm a little worried (corrosion?) and unsure of whether I used the right product for cleaning the dust out of my computer. I know you can also get cans of simple, compressed air.... why use a lighter-fluid mixture... Read more

A:Cleaning the insides of your computer with lighter fluid

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Seems to be normal, I was told. But as this happens anyway, i want to slow down the process as hard as possible. F.ex. by using ccleaner and transferring the temp-folder to another partition, etc.

Yet there seem to be strange things happening. I just encoded a video to a non-C-location. during the encoding the C: partition gained a few hundred MB's. But as the encoding was finished, those few hundred mb's didnt delete themselves again, even after running ccleaner.

So, basically all i did was encoding a file which is not on C: into another file, which also is not on C:. Yet C: gained finally a few hundres mb's.

Anyone know why that is?

A:C-Partition gets bigger and bigger

When you run C cleaner, by default it looks for certain areas... particularly when you are decoding / encoding videos it will create a temp file.

If the temp file is not inside the Windows Directory, the Cleaner won't find it unless you tell it to look there.

Also, if your encoder / decoder program is not told to delete the left behinds it will in fact keep the temp files there as well. There are a lot of scenarios.

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The longer my PC stays on, the more and more memory seems to get used up. In the resource monitor, it shows the 'modified memory' as the culprit, starting at less than 100Mb when the PC is booted up, to a whopping 9Gb at it's peak. I've not installed any new updates or programs leading up to this problem, but I'm not sure how long ago it started.
See screenshots for more details.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16281 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated


A:Big Memory Leak (modified memory gets bigger and bigger)

Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);Click to expand...

Your computer appears to have a HUGE amount of personal data and a LOT of installed apps.

That equates to a LOT of hard drive activity and a LOT of running processes.

Let's see an image of the entire list in the "Startup" tab of the Task Manager.


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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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Ok, now I have a new build that has All new parts, brand new case and everything, it works fine when it's partially screwwed in or outside the case, but once I put everything else in (pci devices) it doesn't turn on? What could be the problem?

A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

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I want to replace my laptop pavilion g6_1375sx body fully ,So please tell me from where I can get ?

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I created a list of companies & phone #'s etc. in access 2000. The letters are upper case. How do I change upper case listings to lower case?

A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure outlook 2003 to automatically change lower case i to auto upper case I whilst typing my emails

It does it on my pc at work (could be cos its a better version of outlook)but I would love to know if I can have the same facility on my home pc

I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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this is my case and i want to get a motherboard that is compatible with a Intel Core I5-4460 3.2GHz (Quad Core)

list all of them and there price thx

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?

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Now another question comes up regarding modifying the cooling of my case/ computer etc.

I was wanting to carve two 3 1/2" holes in the top of my case, for two 12cm fans. Now I know fully how to do this, however, I was wondering which direction the air flow should go. Should the fans blow into my case? (Like I suspect) Or should I have them blow out?

The orange highlights are the fans I wish to add. Which direction should I have the air flow setup?

A:Case airflow question before modifying case

I would have them sucking air out. Hot air rises, and the side panel fan will hit the VGA's mb, etc and spread out, also they are right next to the PSU. You wont have any really big difference either in or out , but I would have those two pulling the hot air that manages to make it to the top of the case out. and negative pressure tend to run a bit cooler overall.

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - 4773952302 which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case.  Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.  Regards,MayureshVery poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - 4773952302

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - [edited] which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case. 
Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.
Very poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - [edited]

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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I recently got an old slimline that i've been upgrading but i'm having trouble deciding what CPU and motherboard to upgrade to.

I'm looking for something strong enough to stream with OBS while playing game like Smite and HOTS etc.
I have an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz and a AMD HD Radeon 6450.

Any pointers would help. Looking to keep cost relatively low

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We have experienced "lock-up" issues with our HP Slimline 450-a24 from the start.....no real pattern.....goes for weeks without any issues...and then will lock-up every few hours for a few days and then stop again... Originally thought it would lock-up only in Microsoft Office.....but that was not the issue......currently locks-up in multiple programs....... We frequently do system and registry mainteance on the PC.....any other ideas?

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my hdd in my hp slimline just not being recognized. i assume it died (it happens) is there any reasonable way to recover data from the drive if it did die?

A:HP Slimline HDD not recognized

You can use an USB to SATA\IDE adapter to slave it to another computer and then copy whatever you want from that drive to the computer or a writeable CD.

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I'm new to this, and I was wondering if all my hardware is compatible with each other. Please give me your thoughts and opinions. I'm just upgrading an old HP Slimline that I've had for some time now. My budget is basically $350. It's all in a mini-itx form factor. I'm looking to get this Zotac motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813500043
with this CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115065
this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231310
and this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148044
Please tell me your thoughts and opinions. I just got into this idea of upgrading my system so please no hate comments.Thank you!

A:Upgrading an old HP Slimline, could use some help!

Yes, they should work together.

However, forget that psu and go with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

For $10 more you can get an Antec Green that puts out 500w. Of course being a slimline you'll need to know the dimensions of a psu to see if it fits but 250W isn't enough.

What video card will you be running?

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Am working on a slimline computer (Windows 7) that has a DVD writer with an eject button that connects to 2 pins in the back of the DVD drive. The drive is getting flakey and I need to replace it but can not find one. Can anyone give me a clue where to look? posible search words etc? A second issue is that I can not seem to unplug that cable. Can not find the tab to push to release it.

A:slimline dvd replacement

Hi, What is your slimeline ? Must be thousands and thousands around. Please look at its label. Regards.

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My grandparents purchased a new Slimline 410-010 machine which came with Windows 10 pre-installed. They expressed concern and were willing to buy a new machine outright just to get back to Windows 7. I purchased a code and had a disk already, so I loaded Windows 7 back onto the machine. It was an OEM Win 10 machine so downgrading wasn't an option. After completing the install, I received yellow exclamation points on the following drivers in device manager:Ethernet ControllerNetwork ControllerPCI Simple Communications ControllersSM Bus ControllerUniversal Serial Bus ControllerI checked the HP support website for the drivers but was unable to find any of them for Windows 7. Could someone here point me in the right direction? TIA

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A:slimline 410-010 Win 7 drivers

Hi: See if these drivers work because I can't find any related HP models that have W7 drivers (other than the 2 or 3 you see listed). Smbus:  Install this driver first and reboot. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775/Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-INF-Update-Utility-?v=t Ethernet:  3rd driver on the list. http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false USB:  Download, unzip and run the setup.exe file. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22824/USB-3-0-Driver-Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver-for-Intel-8-9-100-Series-and-C220-C610-Chipset-Family?v=t Wireless (network controller) :  I will need you to post the hardware ID for that device so I can figure out what model wireless card it is. To find the hardware ID, go to the device manager and click in the network controller. Then click on the Details tab at the top of the Network Controller window. Now you should see a Property drop down list and it will be set to Device Description. Drop down on that list and select the 2nd item (hardware ID's). Post the top string of characters that you see in the window. PCI Simple Communications Controller:  Give this one a try... ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp65501-66000/sp65854.exe  

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Ciao to everybody.Sorry for my bad English!I'm an italian who try to package my HP Desktop- an HP Slimline h5450 DD PC ITL -'cause tomorrow I got to leave it (defective pc, still under warranty,)for repair. Please SOMEONE can help me to know HOW USE the packaging provided (HP just send to me) to pack my unit? Thanks, thanks, grazie. cosimino. 

A:HP Slimline h5450 DD PC ITL

The correct name is: HP Slimline 450-a201nl

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I got a CD-rom that I wanted to use in a compaq I picked up and only slim-line works, but since I ordered from someone else I Assumed (bad Idea) when they said IDE they were talking about a standard IDE hook up, but I got What i think is a laptop one. but looking at what the interface looks like and the adapters I could get I'm not entirely sure. Here is the best info I've found on the drive.


can anyone tell what kind of IDE interface that is and if I can get an adapter to a 40 Pin Male with power for my PC?

this is what I've found but I'm not sure it will work.


Let me know if I'm on the right track eh. Thanks for your time

A:Compaq Slimline CD-ROM

Yeah, that should work.

Now, if your computer needs one of these slim-line drives then the old drive should have also had the adaptor attached to it.

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Is there anyway i can get this Slimline computer to XP, it came with vista installed and ready to go i looked at the website for drivers but there all for vista is there any tips or suggestions to get my computer operating system to XP here is a link to my computer.


A:HP slimline 7727 to XP

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I posted about a week ago about having power up problems with my 5 year old HP Slimline pc. The computer just wouldn't turn on even though the green light in the back was on.
So at one point I connected a laptop through usb cord to the front of my HPSlimline computer tower- and this miraculously made my old pc come alive. The light on the power button lights up orange- then all I have to do is press the button and it gets green and hp slimline is on.

It would not turn itself on in any other way.
It is as if I am resuscitating my old pc with a new laptop!
I am so glad it works--but-why is this happening???
Is this indicative of something??

It is as if my old pc needs a boost of power -or something-up front where the power button is.
I wanted to check if perhaps I can plug in anything that is on and can be connected through usb cord- so I connected the printer up front - but the printer does not make my old pc come alive. Only the laptop does it.

I have been reading on the internet about power-up problems and fixes but no one ever mentioned anywhere that a pc can power up in this way.

Of course, I am so glad I have this laptop and that I can turn on my pc in this weird way, but could anyone please try to explain what is going on with my computer/s??

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Hi, I have HP Pavillion Slimline s3500f that is about 5 years old. Recently it won't turn on! The light in the back is on, but the whole thing won't power up. Once it powers up - everything runs smoothly-except that since that problem with turning on started-sometimes it would seem like it was turned on-but it didn't really come on on the monitor- so I had to unplug it and start again. It would become like that also when it was on for a longer period of time - like 3 hours or more..

I googled the problem and made sure cord and power strip are okay, I switched voltage selector red butten to and fro, I even opened it up and removed a lot of dust from the fan..still, it won't power up. It happened gradually, at first it took a few trials and then it would turn on, but for the past 3 days nothing works.
So I am thinking about replacing the power supply myself to save cost.

Before I do, I just want to make sure that I am on the right track; I mean if the green light in the back is on - but the pc won't turn on - it should be most likely power supply, am I correct?

The other problems that I mentioned in the 1st paragraph - do they also look like power supply-related? If it seems like something else besides power supply, then probably I should forget about fixing it. I have some data on this pc that I would like to get back - or somehow transfer to another computer...Just wondering, is it the end of it ...or should I try to revive it? Slimline overheat a... Read more

A:HP Slimline won't turn on

You could always take the hard drive out iand install it in another computer to retrieve the data you want. A slim line computer would likely take a power supply that is smaller than a standard ATX Power Supply, so replacement withone that will fit the case may be expensive.

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If possible, I would like to know where to purchase a new fan to attach to a heatsink on a HP Slim Line desktop 450-a24.

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Machine won't boot fans run i have  switched the memory and it booted then i added more ram and it stopped booting went back to the memory that was working  now will not boot no screen

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Recently a message appeared advising the following drivers are outdated:1) realtek driver PCLe FE2) realtek high definition3)Intel R 82801 GBHow can I update them in the HP s5210t window 10  and would they be the same in the HP s5710f window 7? 

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Hi there, firstly may i just say i am not overly computer literate so i apologise in advance.

I am having issues with my WEI and my graphics card in general, i was told (mis-informed) upon purchase that this maching would be ok for gaming, especially if i upgraded the graphics card. From searching google i can see its not so simple for the slimline. Can anyone advise in terms i can understand? I have attached my WEI.

I struggle to play games due to severe graphics problems.

(i have also attached the spec)

Thanks in advance.


A:HP Slimline - Graphics/Wei problem.

I don't know what system you exactly have. But, most HP systems are built around price points. So they do anything and everything they can to shave money off to make a profit at that particular price point. You want a $499 computer done, a $699 one? Done, but don't expect to be able to upgrade the 499 one later to match the 699 one, because chances are the Motherboard doesn't have the required expansion slots, and the power supply is probably too weak to add peripherals. Again without knowing what your system specs it's hard to say. What you can do is see if it has a PCIe 16x(preferably 2.0) slot, and has a power supply 400W or more (bare minimum 350W). If it does, you may be able to get a decent graphics card for $50-60 dollars or even more if you really want it to perform.

Edit another problem with the slim cases is they lack room to install a decent board even if it does have teh other prerequisites. Make sure to buy one that has the mini bracket, measure the lenght and make sure it fits lenghtwise too.

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I have a nice little HP Slimline pc that we enjoy very much. I use a external WD usb drive with the HP to backup files, etc. I currently use a USB port to connect the Slimline to the WD External USB drive. However, Windows Vista has a little quirk that makes the Slimline pc hang at reboot when the WD External USB drive is connected. The WD External drive has the capability to connect to the pc with USB/Firewire/eSATA. I have tried to connect the WD external drive to the Slimline pc with Firewire, but the internal Firewire card is a crappy Via controller and seems to be unstable and have issues. I'm tempted to buy a Firewire/eSATA card for the Slimline, but need to make sure I have space available to insert a card. Does anyone know how the eSATA cards perform and if they are troublesome? What is a good brand card - and I need the eSATA card to be a low-profile card to fit in the HP Slimline case. I also need to know how it will be to work in the small and tight space of a Slimline when inserting the low-profile card. An eSATA card connected to my WD External drive would be super fast and reliable if it works as claimed. Right now I just plug in the usb cable to the WD External drive when we use it and unplug it when we are done. I'd like to leave the WD External drive connected all of the time because it also has a automatic power off feature and shuts down itself.

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i have an hp slimline pavilion with windows xp os. a couple days ago i started ripping a few cds and now anytime i use the drive the entire computer slows down. music turns to sludge, even the pointer is sluggish. anytime i rip, burn, or even play a cd or dvd, the whole thing comes to a crawl. i've checked and rechecked my software but at this point i'm at a loss.

any help is appreciated

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