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Would there be any 32bit PCI expansion slots on an IBM windows98?

Not sure of whether there are any PCI expansion slots on a IBM windows 98 PC, i am asking this because i am not entirely sure whether installing a wireless card in the Desktop PC is possible. Under the 'display adapters' in device manager, there is a 'S3 Trio32/64 PCI (732/764)'. Specs: 32.0 MB RAM, Intel Pentium Processor

THanks for the help!

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  • ginger_man07 Jan 08, 2009

    Sorry for putting it in the wrong category. It's actually an IBM.

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There are PCI slots, but the processor, ram, and video capabilities are far below what modern components expect. You probably could get the wireless card to work, make sure the manufacturer has drivers for Windows 98 before you buy the card.

In my opinion you should maximize your RAM. For a Dimension 2400, Dell's manual claims the min is 128 Mb and the max is 1Gb. Not sure how you got to only 32Mb of RAM but you'll see a big improvement in performance if you increase it.

Do you have an old IBM or a Dell (the area you posed the question in)?

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/index.htm

Computer Cover

Depending on what model you have, you may have 1 PCI expansion slot, or up to 4 PCI expansion slots.

Small Form Factor computer (SFF) = 1 PCI slot
Small Desktop computer = 2 PCI slots
Small Mini-Tower computer = 4 PCI slots

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/ug/specs.htm

You need an open available PCI slot, and may not have one with the Small Form Factor computer, or Small Desktop computer.

2) The Sound Card needs to be a Low Profile one.
Maximum size depends on what model it is.

3) Computer on, and Windows running, install the sound card's Installation Disk (CD) in the optical drive of the computer, and load the software.

After the drivers, and if you also chose the effects manager, are installed; close all windows, and go back to your desktop screen.
Turn your computer off normally.

{Your computer will not use the sound card drivers, until the Sound Card is physically installed }


4) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions, with your Unplugged from power computer, and open the computer case.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE working on your computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open 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.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/cover.htm#1099393


5) Physically install the Sound Card.

Find an open PCI slot, and remove the expansion slot cover from the metal frame of the computer case, that matches up to this PCI slot.
(Note the PCI slot will not be directly in line, with the expansion slot cover. It is 'one over' )

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/cards.htm#1104768

6) Attach your audio cables to the Sound Card. Plug the computer into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Go to the system task bar at the bottom of the desktop screen, and click on the Volume icon. (Looks like a speaker)
Set the Volume where you wish.
(Also you may want to Right-click on the Volume icon, and make sure your audio { Sound }, is Enabled )

If you do not have the Installation Disk with the needed software on it, go to the Sound Card's support website, and download the software.
Post the manufacturer name of the Sound Card, and it's model number, and I'll guide you with the above.

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http://www.evertek.com/viewpart.asp?auto=58002&cpc=NEWARR

Three views shown.

http://www.revolutionpc.net/store/Asus-Essentio-Ultimate-Desktop-Computer.html

Scroll down to the photos towards the bottom.

Looking at the Front of the computer, the LEFT Side panel removes.
Remove the Philips head screw located towards the Top, on the Side Panel's edge, and the Bottom screw on the Side Panel's edge.

Pull back on the raised fingergrip, formed out of the back of the Side Panel.
The panel pulls back so far, then is tilted out, and removed.

-> FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions

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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 computer.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open 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.

You may also wish to remove all cables from the computer, and lay it on it's side for easier access to the motherboard.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-ASUS-ESSENTIO-CG5270-P5QL-VM-MOTHERBOARD-61-MIB8Q3-01-US-TESTED-/170893854322?pt=Motherboards&hash=item27ca114672

Look at the right side of the motherboard, and the two long White PCI slots.
Above them is a long Blue PCI-Express x16 slot. This is used for a graphics card.

Above it is a small White slot. This is a PCI-Express x1 slot.

If a PCI slot is open you can use it for a Sound Card.
If not, and the white PCI-Express x1 slot is open, you can use it.

Examples of Sound Cards used in a PCI slot, and a PCI-Express x1 slot;

1) PCI;

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4459743&CatId=2771


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Find the appropriate expansion slot cover, that matches up to the slot your wish to use, and remove it.
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[Don't believe that is worded correctly, but you will see what I mean with the Side Panel off, and looking at the motherboard ]

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Dell Support > Inspiron 530 Series Desktop PC > Owner's Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/index.htm

In the list click on - Removing and Installing parts

1) Unplug the computer from power.
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Unplugging from the back could lead to a power surge ]

2) Computer on a table open the computer case,
Click on - Removing the Computer Cover - in the list.

3) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware inside the computer.

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

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

4) http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1184332

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5606148&Sku=S262-2744

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Example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5606149&CatId=511


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Yes.

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00757470&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3245048

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The Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 uses a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

So you know the graphics card will fit. Low-profile to boot.

Power requirement:
The Compaq Presario SR2020NX desktop computer comes with a 300 Watt power supply.
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Enough power for the computer, and the graphics card.
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Concerned that the Asus graphics card uses DDR3 graphics ram memory, and the Presario SR2020NX uses DDR2 Sdram ram memory?

Don't be. The graphics cards graphics memory runs independent of the computer's ram memory.

Information on PCI-Express,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-Express

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