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I have a dell dimension, it has only pc slots, not pci or pcie. Where can I locate a new sound card, just use it for music, I blew mine old one out. payns@q.com

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How to install Pci-e 16x in a pci slot


Do not put a PCI-e card in a PCI slot. It will not fit and the card won't work. The PCI card has 58 or 60 pins on each side with the slot (62 pins would be present if not for the key notches for alignment). PCIe 16x cards have 32 pins.

There are adapters to put a PCI card in a PCIe 1x slot (will fit any PCIe slot) or a PCIe1x card in a PCI slot. See http://www.amfeltec.com/index.php for a sample of the adapters. For the PCIe 16x cards, you need a new motherboard.

If you are placing a PCI-e 16x card in a PCIe 16x slot or a PCI card in a PCI slot, then open the side of your case. Locate the matching slot (remove the current card) or an empty slot depending on your motherboard. Depending on the case, you may need to remove a screw to remove the old card. Wiggle the card straight up to remove it. If you are putting in a new card, you will need to remove the cover from the slot. (For some larger PCIe 16x cards, you need to remove the adjacent slot cover as well.) Some covers just pull straight up or pry a lever up and then pull; for others, you will need to use a screwdriver to break the cover out. Make sure there is sufficient room near the slot for the card. (You may need to move other cards around.)

Then line up the card so that the back of the card will fit into the opening and the contacts on the bottom of the card are above the center of the slot. Firmly press the card down into the slot without changing the alignment. You may need to wiggle it (press down on the back and front, alternatingly). Then make sure the card is fully seated. Attach the addtional power cord from your power supply, if needed for a PCIe 16x card.

Close your case. Then if this is a new video card, turn on the computer and enter the BIOS (press F1, F2, F10, Esc depending on the machine). Disable the on-board video. Then reboot the computer and load the drivers you need for the card.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Can not make my pc work with dual monitor, one with the DVI and the other one VGA. My PC is a Dell Dimension 4700


You are right,you can not make that work.You need either dvi or vga,on both monitors.You can not mix them,sorry.Check for an empty pci or pcie slot and add another video card.

Aug 24, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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How many PCI slots available with DELL desktop


Mostly of all kinds of motherboard have 3 PCI slot an 1 PCIe slot. But there are some have more than that.

Aug 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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How do i replsce the sound card on dell dimension


The sound card is on the mother board, but you can buy a PCI sound card and install it in one of the empty whit slots on the mother board.
I am not sure but you may need to dissable the onboard sound before you install the add in replacement sound card.
You can ask dell support if you need to do this, www.support.dell@dell.com
Good luck. I hope this helps. Have a good day.

Jun 01, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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How can i tell the difference between pci slots and pcie slots


The Peripheral Component Interconnect or more commonly known as PCI is a standard for connecting a lot of devices inside your computer to extend its capabilities. Devices like sound cards, modems, NIC, TV Tuners, and some video cards have at some point or another have used the PCI port.
PCI express ( PCI-E ) is a much improved version in terms of speed. PCIe uses a serial interface instead of the old parallel interface used by PCI. It also utilizes individual buses for each of the devices connected to it instead of a shared one like what PCI uses. The difference in speed is quite huge when comparing the standard PCI slot which runs at 133MB/s to a 16 slot PCIe that can send or receive up to 16GB/s.

The most common use for PCIe nowadays is with graphics cards which benefits hugely from the huge bandwidth provided by the interface.
1. PCIe is much faster compared to PCI.
2. PCIe uses a serial interface while PCI uses a parallel interface.
3. PCIe speed is classified into lanes, each capable of delivering up to 1GB/s data transfer.
4. PCI slots are standardized while PCIe slots vary depending on the number of lanes the slot is intended for.
5. Despite PCIe superiority, most manufacturers still use the PCI standard for their devices.

Unlike PCI slots which are the same size for all devices, PCIe slots can differ depending on which form factor it accepts. The longest would be the 16 lane slot and understandably, the shortest is for the x1 devices.

I hope this much information is enough for you to understand the difference between both of them. If you need any more help let me know.. !

May 13, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Need sound card for dell dimension


Any PCI sound card can be fitted such as this one for example located here: http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=376099&sourceid=2459&CAWELAID=355969297 be sure it's PCI only, and not PCI Express, as your system does not support PCI Express.

Jan 26, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Old PC has only PCI slots and the sound cards are all PCI e now


nope. Doesn't exist. PCI-e also has a different power output than PCI.

Jun 13, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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No video


HI,
You can go into the BIOS , under onboard devices. Change the primary video controller to PCI.
refer to the following screen
http://supportapj.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/sm/syssetup.htm#wp1052347

If the cards are not detected on the board. Then the problem could be of the PCIe slot .


Thanks
Proton

May 25, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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Replacing a sound card for a dell dimension 3000


Check if your PC has a PCI slot. It is this white strip on you motherboard. Go to your PC shop and ask for a PCI sound card. Just insert it and install the Drivers CD. If it doesn't, You may have the old ISA slot and stores may not be available of any ISA sound card. But dont worry, generally all computers starting from pentium 2 has a PCI slot. You may worry only if your computer is as old as the 486 computers.

Oct 22, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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CARDS FOR Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop


Dimension 3000 accepts only regular PCI cards according to the Dell site.

Dec 24, 2007 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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