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Want to add optical drive to HP PR 1005 expansion slot but am not sure what is compatible and if caddy/adaptor is needed. Anyone ever install one on this type of replicator

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  • psprings Feb 26, 2009

    I should have mentioned that the Part# for this port replicator is 331740-001 and Iwould like to be able to install a DVD drive into one of the 2 expansion slots but don't know what is required. My laptop has no internal optical drive .

  • psprings Feb 28, 2009

    Thanks I'll try that drive .hopefully I need an adaptor to connect it inside the replicator. the DVD drive I installed before didn't connect properly . I wonder what adaptor i would need to connect my drive to the replicator plugin



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Here is a picture of the drive you need!

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIC-FR33E-L-MOTHERBOARD-CPU-LOT-10-/170633274365

Reference: Photo


To the far left side of the motherboard, is actually the Bottom of the motherboard, when installed in your computer case.

The two White long expansion slots you see, are PCI expansion slots.
If one is available, (Open), you can use a PCI USB adapter card.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4143850&CatId=511

Seem cheap? Nope. Good quality also. (You can also check the reviews)

Need guidance in installing?
1) Follow Anti-Static Precautions

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

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.

[Note* Always unplug the power to a computer AT the surge protector. NOT at the back of the computer. (Power Supply)
You can cause a power surge ]

2) 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.

3) Finding an open PCI slot look at the back of the computer. In the metal frame you will see slots going horizontally.
These are Expansion Slots.

You may have an add-on adapter card already installed, in one of the PCI slots.
The expansion slot cover for it is removed.

You should see expansion slot covers however, in the remaining expansion slots on the back of the computer metal framework.
Remove the one that corresponds with the PCI slot you wish to use.

Be aware that the PCI slot will not be directly in line, with the expansion slot.
When installing an add-on adapter card, you will see when the card is inserted in the PCI slot, the metal bracket on the add-on card, lines up with an adjacent expansion slot.

This will make more sense to you once you go to install the card.

[PCI USB adapter card is an add-on adapter card ]

Line the card up in the PCI slot. Note that there is a Locating Lug in the PCI slot, and a matching Locating Notch, on the PCI USB adapter card.

Also, at the same time line up the metal bracket of the PCI USB adapter card, with the metal framework of the computer case at the back.

Gently push the PCI USB adapter card down into the PCI slot.
Fasten the card's metal bracket to the computer's metal framework.

Post the computer manufacturer name, and model number, if you need guidance in opening the computer case. Post in a Comment.

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Is the video card PCIe compatible? I just assumed that by its age that it would be a standard PCI. I was wrong. Allan


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Expansion Slot
6 slots: 1 PCI Express (x16) Graphics slot, 1 PCI Express (x16 mechanically, x4 electrically), 1 PCI Express (x1) and 3 full-length legacy PCI slots

So it should work fine with modern PCIe graphic cards

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What video card are compatable with SR1620NX ? The graphics card is not working right anymore and I need a compatable video card.


A PCI Express graphics card.

Doesn't matter if the PCI Express graphics card uses the PCI Express 2.0 technology, or the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

The PCI Express graphics card, will insert into the PCI Express x16 expansion slot on the motherboard.


Supporting data;

1) View of the motherboard in an illustration,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00378480&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1127351

Scroll down the page to view the motherboard illustration.

A) Looking at the illustration, view the BATT. (CMOS Battery)

To the left of the CMOS Battery (BATT) are three white PCI slots.
Above them is a longer expansion slot. This is the PCI Express x16 slot.

Above it is marked > PCIX16X1 (PCI x16 times 1 slot)


NOTE* When installing the PCI Express graphics card, lift up gently on the Lock 'handle'.
It looks as though you should push down on it, but you need to lift up on it instead.


Also go above the motherboard illustration, and read to the right of the heading > Internal Connectors

In the list you will see > One PCI Express x16 graphics slot.


WHEN installing a graphics card, ALWAYS install the software from the CD disk provided, First!

Computer on, and Windows running, insert the graphics card's Installation disk, (CD) into the optical drive tray.
Install the software by following the directions.

THEN shut the computer down normally, and unplug the computer from power.
OBSERVE Anti-Static Precautions.
Install the graphics card.
Close the computer case, and plug the monitor into the graphics card.

Turn the computer on.

When you install a device (Such as a graphics card for example), Windows will try to find compatible drivers.
IF, THE driver is not installed First, Windows will match up one of it's thousands of generic drivers.

This = No.

You want THE driver installed first, so that Windows will find it, and Not try to match on of it's generic drivers.

NOTE 2*
It DOESN'T MATTER what graphics ram memory the graphics card has.
The graphics card's Processor and Ram Memory operates independent of the system resources.

Example:
The computer uses DDR Sdram ram memory.
The graphics card uses GDDR5 graphics ram memory.

It will work just fine.

NOTE 3*
It does NOT matter if your computer uses the PCI Express 1.1 technology, and the graphics card uses the PCI Express 2.0, or 2.1 technology.

PCI Express 2.0, and 2.1 technology is Backward Compatible with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

Will you get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0, or 2.1 graphics card?
NO

Will you notice?
NO


What you need to look at it, is how much power will the graphics card use. Look at the system requirements for the graphics card, and be sure your Power Supply has enough power for that graphics card.

Also, IF, the graphics card requires additional power cables from the Power Supply, make sure your Power Supply has the required power cable, or power cables.
IF the Power Supply does not, use a power adapter cable.


NOTE 4*
Graphics card manufacturer's base the power needed for the graphics card, Not just on the graphics card itself, but on an entire computer system, AND the graphics card.

The graphics card manufacturers use a test computer system, that is a powerful computer system.
Gamer motherboard, Dual Core, or Quad Core processor, 4GB of ram memory, and at least two harddrives, and two optical drives, PLUS the graphics card in question.

This complete computer system uses a LOT more power than just the graphics card by itself.

There isn't a single graphics card out there, that uses more than 150 Watts by itself.

Recommendations for a graphics card that is compatible, with a Compaq Presario SR1620nx desktop computer?

Budget to medium:
Good enough to watch videos, older games, and some newer games.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4675217&CatId=3670

Medium:
Higher level games, and large screen monitors,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6642574&CatId=3669

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1) Compaq Presario SR1130NX > HP Support > Main page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=425917&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=8&submit.x=5&lang=en&cc=us

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1) Quick Setup Poster 2 is a diagram of how to connect the computer up.

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Describes how to;

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C) Removing and replacing Ram Memory
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E) Replacing the CMOS Battery. (CR2032)

4) Part Replacement Guide;
Describes how to;

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C) Replace an Expansion Card (Add-In Card)
D) Replace a Diskette Drive (Floppy Disk Drive)
E) Replace the Power Supply
F) Replace the RAID Controller Card
G) Replace the 6-in-1 Memory Card Reader

Back in the Main menu clicking on Product information > Product specifications > Product Specifications, details out the Compaq Presario SR1130NX specifications.

Clicking on Product information > Product specifications > Motherboard Specifications, A7V8X-LA (Kelut)
details out the motherboard specifications, and at the bottom shows a motherboard illustration and photo.

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The Processor socket is a Socket A. Also known as a Socket 462,

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

Processor's, and maximum processors supported, are shown in the specifications.

The motherboard chipset is a VIA KM400A, and VIA VT8237
(Northbridge chip = VIA KM400A. Southbridge chip = VIA VT8237)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#Slot_A_and_Socket_A

Ram Memory supported is DDR Sdram at either 266MegaHertz, or 333MHz
PC2100 and PC2700 respectively.

2GB Maximum TOTAL Amount
2 ram memory slots.
EACH slot has a Maximum Amount of 1GB.

The graphics expansion slot is an AGP.
(Accelerated Graphics Port)
Uses AGP 8X graphics cards.

Power Supply uses is an ATX form factor.
Approximately 6 inches Wide, 5-1/2 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall.
Guessing here but it's either a 250 Watt unit, or 300 Watt unit.
Probably made by Bestec, or Delta, or HiPro.

If the above is not what you had in mind, please post back in a Comment.
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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.

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