Question about Intel Motherboard
I got hold of a Lenovo Thinkcentre E50 8778A21 which includes a PCIE slot but no actual card installed. The system has reasonable specs and works quite well so I decided to boost this thing up to gaming performance by installing a GTS250. I plugged the card in but the system did not "find new hardware" and there is nothing new in Device Manager. Tried new hardware wizard but doesn't show up.
Here are some details:
ThinkCentre E50 8778A21
Small Desktop - Intel 945GZ Chipset
Pentium D 820 with Dual Core (2.8GHz, 2x1MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
2GB PC4200 DDR2 SDRAM
500GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Win XP Pro.
Gigabyte GTS250 1GB graphics card
I cannot find any details regarding the mobo or jumpers etc and could not see anything obvious in the bios setup screens. I flashed the latest bios but still nothing.
Is it possible that the PCIE slot is there but not enabled/workable?
Please help as I would prefer to avoid getting another mobo.
Thanks in advance,
I checked your model at lenovo and i can't see a PCIE slot. You can verify it here http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-61495
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