I recently bought this card, when i got it home, i opened my computer and the slot wasn't the same as the one on the card, so i opened my more recent computer and a different slot again. how do i install the right slot, because when i realised it was the longer one, my older computer doesn't have an actual slot, so is there any way i can put a slot in there?
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Re: Wrong Card Slot
Trotter, since this card is a 6600, most likely it is either PCI or AGP. You must have these slots in order to utilize the card. PCI slots are usually white and AGP are green or brown. ISA slots are black. And no, you cannot put in a slot. The slots are there from time of manufacturing. You would have to upgrade your motherboard or downgrade your video card.
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hi this sounds like you may have bought the wrong type of graphics card for your motherboard, depending on the age of your motherboard they have changed over from AGP to PCI-e or even ePCI-e now if you have a slot that looks just like a PCI expansion slot at the top on its own away from the other ones, this will indicate a PCI-e or ePCI-e slot, if you have a brown slot at the top of the other ones this will be a AGP slot, just in case you have the right card, for the right slot, there is a locking clip at the end of the AGP slot that you have to pull to one side to put it in check to see if this is the case, then just do that.........hope this helps
Hi there. Really you know, you have answered ur own Q!.
No it is not compatible. Best thing you can do is, get in contact with your supplier, make sure you can return goods with complete packaging, explain you ordered the wrong item and you would like to exchange for the correct specs card.
You should have to much difficulty, CCL I understand are only to please assit?
Try reinstalling the driver for this card. Please visit the manufacturer's website for the latest version of the driver for your OS. You may have mistakenly installed the wrong driver, for the wrong OS.
If that does not work, see if your AGP slot is viable, or try a different slot if available. Should that fail as well, most likely you have a faulty card.
It is easy to get the PCI & PCIE stuff mixed up. PCI slots are all white doesn't matter who makes the board. PCIE however is all together different from a PCI slot. The PCIE slot sits fauther away from the back of the computer & so does a AGP. PCIE is a very long card. A PCI is not. The short slot you saw is also a PCIE slots. Not for video but more likely for network card. Most people never use them. Most likely the long slot above the short slot is a PCIE. So you want a card that is like what I'm going to list in this link.
Please list the model number of your Dell & I can tell you exactly what video card you need.
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