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Where is pci slot , i want to download videos

How do i download videos from my camcorder to the computer? I don't have a firewall slot, so do I put a firewall expansion card in the pci slot?? I don't know how to get to my pci slot either. You can tell I don't know much. PLEASE HELP

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Re: where is pci slot , i want to download videos

Take a look at this photo, the white slots are the PCI slots
take the cover off the PC and look inside, this is where you would install the fire-wire PCI card

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How do i find and remove video card on my acer 1100-b1410a

Your video card is in what's called a PCI slot on the inside of your computer, most computers such as yours have an on board graphics card that's built into the motherboard itself. Thus in this situation you cannot really remove your video card. But if you want to put in a new video card, all you have to do is put in the video card in the PCI slot, and make sure your monitor is hooked onto the VGA, HDMI, or DVI slot. In fact, you can have more than one graphics card on your computer if you needed it.

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Need to reconnect internal video cables

I don't understand what you are trying to say, but this is what I think you're saying. The onboard video card went bad and now you need to put in another one so that you can connect the monitor.

If that's true, you don't put another video card on the motherboard. You go out and purchase a Video Card that goes into one of the available PCI Slots on the back of the computer. It goes inside, but sticks out the back so you can connect the cable from the monitor to it.

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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 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.

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Hi, Is Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 Silence 1GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card capable for my Compaq HP Presario SR2020NX? -thanks a lot.

You mean will the Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 with 1GB of graphics memory, work in a Compaq Presario SR2020NX Desktop PC?


The Compaq Presario SR2020NX Desktop PC has a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

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

Look at the specifications.
Scroll down to the heading - Expansion slots.

Three PCI. (PCI expansion slots)

One PCI Express x16 graphics.

Looking at the motherboard illustration, it is Wrong.
Shows - PCIEX1 (PCI E X1)
According to the specifications it is a PCIEX16 expansion slot. (PCI-E x16)

A PCI-Express x1 slot has 36 contact pins. 18 on each side.

In comparison a PCI slot {White} has 124 contact pins. 62 on each side.

Looking at the photo of the supposed PCI-E x1 slot they show, the black PCI-Ex1 slot is longer than the white PCI slots.

It is a PCI-Express x16 slot with 164 pins. 82 on each side.

The Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 uses a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot.

So you know the graphics card will fit. Low-profile to boot.

Power requirement:
The Compaq Presario SR2020NX desktop computer comes with a 300 Watt power supply.
(Although in actuality it's more like 70 percent of the maximum rated wattage. 210 Watts)

Enough power for the computer, and the graphics card.
ATI graphics cards do not use as much power as a comparable Nvidia graphics card.

Concerned that the Asus graphics card uses DDR3 graphics ram memory, and the Presario SR2020NX uses DDR2 Sdram ram memory?

Don't be. The graphics cards graphics memory runs independent of the computer's ram memory.

Information on PCI-Express,

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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I found the user manual here :
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Most, but not all, pci-e video cards need to be plugged into your main computer power supply to work. If your power supply was designed to power a pci-e video card, it will have a 6 pin pci-e power connector to connect to a pci-e video card. If your power supply doesn't have this connector, you should replace the power supply with one with the pci-e power connector.

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ET1161-07 onboard Video gone bad. I tried a Gforce 8800GS 384mb card, that works, and I have no video, 1 long beep that never stops. Ican't get into the bios with the onboard video or the new video and...


One continuous beep means that you probably have not put the graphics card in the PCI express slot or there is a short somewhere in the system.

Follow these steps to try and resolve the problem:

Remove the power cord and the video lead from the back of the machine and then remove the side panel to reveal the motherboard.
Remove the graphics card and take a look at the PCI Express slot for dust. If you see any dust get a clean, dry paintbrush and clean the dust from the slot and then blow on the slot to remove the rest of it.
Next look at the brass contacts on the graphics card and clean then. Re-seat the card making sure that it is fully pushed down in the slot.
Check that any other cards you have installed in the machine are seated properly.
Without putting the side panel back on, connect both the video lead and the power cord and turn it on. DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING INSIDE THE COMPUTER!!!

If the computer boots up turn it back off and put the side panel back on. If not then please post back telling me what the computer is doing.

Good luck.

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PCI-Express videocards will not work in standard, older PCI slots. They are very different interfaces.

You can find older video cards that are PCI, but they are not very fast and have not been popular for ~10 years.

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Downloading film from my camcorder

Most Desktop Computer dont have Fire Wire Port (inbuilt) so you need to buy a PCI Fire Wire Card and you can fit this Card on your PCI slot on *********** board. Thats all you need to do!

BEst Luck!

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I get no video output from the new PCI video card I've installed in my Think Centre

Maybe your old video card is on board because you don't mention it that you remove it. Maybe the problem is the cmos or the bios setup. If you can go to bios setup look for the onboard vga in disable it and look for pci vga option if disable enable it. or try to transfer the new pci video card to the other slot maybe the slot is damage or corroded that's why the contact to the board in not fucntioning.

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