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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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The panel pulls back so far, then is tilted out, and removed.

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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.

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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;

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


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Suggest use a USB adapter card.

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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

{Motherboard illustration and photo are towards the bottom of the page}

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