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Half length graphic cards for Optiplex Gx280!

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    What that x16 slot means? Is there any difference among PCI express cards? i mean difference in there slot size? why dell mentioned on its website that gx280can only support half length cards or half size or half height cards?

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Not sure what your question about this is, but the Optiplex Gx280 has a PCI Express x16 slot which I suppose would be about half the size of an AGP slot. If you're trying to replace the videocard you'll have to put in a PCI Express x16 compatible card.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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    Dreamornaut Jan 26, 2009

    It may be smaller then standard if it's the small form factor model you have.

    The nice thing about dell is that if you are buying from there website you can look up compatible parts for your model or by your service tag.
    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/g...
    You can also take that info on the video card you want and shop around for that specific model elsewhere.


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