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Fixing the noisy fan a8ne-fm

Ok     i did this two days ago and it worked for me. 1  Turned off psu 2  Opened the case 3  remove graphics card from pci-e slot 4  unplug the small circular fan in the bottom corner of motherboard.  5  unscrew the cover on the top of the fan 6  clean in the fan/heatsink with scewdriver whatever 7  get your screwdriver under the plastic fan bit and raise it slightly from its heatsink     only a little tiny bit though.      8 leave the top cover OFF 9   plug fan back in and install graphics card 10 power on at psu
It worked for me no noise and have been playing cod4 quite a bit

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How to remove wireless card


FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve your body of Static BEFORE, reaching inside your unplugged from power computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open:
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open, empty desktop computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

1) On the HP Support page above, click on - How to - in the list.
On the next page click on - Adding/Replacing hardware

Now click on -
Adding or Replacing an Expansion Card (Video Card/Sound Card,etc...)

[A video starts automatically when you go to the above page ]

Your Wireless Adapter Card is based on the PCI Express technology.
It uses a PCI-Express x1 slot,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01324212&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3740326

One of the two small Black slots at the bottom of the motherboard.
(Longer Black slot is a PCI-Express x16 slot. This is for a graphics card - ONLY)

PCI-Express x1 slots, and PCI-Express x4 slots, do not use a Lock on them.
A PCI-Express x16 slot, does have a Lock on it. A small lock arm.
(Gently PULL UP a little, to install graphics card, or remove. It looks like you press down. Nope. Up. )

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCIExpress.jpg

(Starting at Top, going down;
PCI-Express x4
PCI-Express x16
PCI-Express x1
PCI-Express x16
,and PCI slot.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

May 01, 2013 | HP Pavilion Media Center m9340f Desktop PC

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what graphics cards is best suited in my ecs 945gct-m2 v. 1.3 motherboard


That really depends on several things.

1. What is your power supply make & model? How many watts does it put out? What size power supply is recommended for the video card I want?

2. How big is your case? Do you have a lot of add-on cards already in the case? Will the ram slots get in the way of your PCI Express x16 slot?

3. How good id your cooling system inside your case? Does it have enough fans?

4. What slots can you use for graphics cards?

In your case you have :
1 x PCI Express x16 slot
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots

You can get a great deal on a graphics card from here when you determine what the answers are to those questions:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=48&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards&Order=PRICE

Jun 10, 2012 | EliteGroup ECS 945GCT-M/1333 Motherboard -...

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Does This Graphics Card Work With My Dell Inspiron 530s Even Though My Power Supply Is Only 250 Watts? Will my computer work with this card even though the PSU is only 250 watts? http://www.amazon.com/nVidia-GeForce-Profile-PCI-Express-ZT-50601-10L/dp/B004WSKB5K/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2UKV6FEECCNZP&colid=3TEH9M3SWTI0L


I think you're asking for trouble. The specs at the link you gave recommend at least a 300-watt supply. By the time you figure in the normal load of everything else in the system, there probably won't be enough power from the 250-watt supply to let the card work reliably, and may affect overall system operation. One of the problems with small form-factor computers is that they often use a proprietary power supply to fit the case, and you can't replace it with anything larger. This limits expansion capability. I'd suggest saving your money.

Aug 15, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer

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hp a705w pavilion how to properly installed the video display adaptor


Since the HP a705w desktop computer comes with Integrated Graphics, I'm going to assume you are installing a graphics card.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00255589&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=435558

The above is HP Support > HP 705w desktop computer > Specifications.

(Graphics Card, Video Card, Graphics Adapter Card, and Video Adapter Card, all refer to the same thing)

The expansion slot used for a graphics card is a PCI slot.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00063244&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=435558

The above is HP Support > HP 705w desktop computer > Motherboard Specifications.

Scroll down the page to the motherboard illustration shown in Figure 1, and the motherboard photo shown in Figure 2.

In the illustration the PCI slots are at the bottom of the motherboard, and are named, PCI Slot 1, PCI Slot 2, and PCI Slot 3.

In the photo the PCI Slots are shown, and are White in color.

You can use any available (Open) PCI slot.
You can use a PCI graphics card. (PCI Video Adapter Card. Same thing)

Suggest you install the software (Drivers) from the CD disk that comes with the graphics card, First.

Turn your computer on, when Windows has fully loaded, install the disk into your optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)
Follow the simple instructions, install the software.

When the software is fully loaded restart your computer. Don't be alarmed as your computer won't use this software yet.

After Windows has fully loaded again, shut your computer down normally.
(Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off)

Unplug your computer from power.
Open the computer case.
Follow Anti-Static Precautions.

Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.
(Processor, Ram Memory, Graphics Card, motherboard chipset, Harddrive, and so on)

With the computer unplugged from power, working on a table, computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame of the oprn computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, upon your return be SURE to Touch the metal frame again.

There will be a metal slot cover, installed on the outside frame of your computer case. (Expansion Slot Cover)

This flat piece of metal will cover where you want the PCI graphics card to be.
It has to be removed.

There are several methods that this metal cover will be attached, to the metal frame of the computer case.

[ NOTE*
The metal expansion slot cover you have to remove, will Not be inline with the PCI slot.
It will be over one slot

Once you attempt to physically install the PCI graphics card, you'll see what I am referring to ]

1) To remove this metal cover look for an + in it. A flat tipped screwdriver is installed in the +, and the screwdriver is tipped down.
(The handle of the screwdriver is tipped down)

Looking at the back of the computer the expansion slot metal cover is horizontal.
The cover is twisted in an up, and down fashion to remove.
(Twisting from the bottom of the computer, towards the top, and then back down again)

There are small metal tabs that hold the metal cover in place. You are twisting the cover to break these metal tabs.

2) The metal cover is held in place by a single Philips head screw.
Remove the screw, remove the metal expansion slot cover.

3) I don't believe the a705w had a cover plate. A cover plate is hinged on one side. Usually a single screw is removed, and this allows the cover plate to swing to one side.
This action allows removal of all expansion cards installed.

Once the metal expansion slot cover is removed, line up the contact pins of the Video Adapter Card with the PCI slot.

Insert the video adapter card straight down in the PCI slot.
Install the screw that holds the video adapter card in place, to the metal frame of the computer case.

Close the computer case.
Plug your monitor into the video adapter card.
Plug the computer back into power.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

For questions please post in a Comment.

Sep 28, 2010 | HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop

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no signal possible compatibility issue


Thats some nice items you have there M8!:) your machine gona rock when you done whit it!:)
And yes, the card is compatible whit your MoBo!
On your mobo you have 7 slots, 2 blue ones, they are PCI Express gen2 x16 slots , 2 white ones (the smal ones), they are 3 PCI Express gen2 x1 slots and 2 white ones (the large ones), they are 2 PCI slot, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.
The card you have you connect in the forst blue one, the second is if you waht to use 2 cards and drive them as crossfire.

So connect the card in the fist blue slot!

Good luck!

BTW, here is the link to MSI for your card
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=170&cat3_no=&prod_no=1696

Dec 06, 2008 | Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT,, PCI Express...

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