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Where is the pci graphics card slot for the dell dimenson 4500s?

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The Motherboard Model for the Dell 4500s is 4T346, this has only two PCI Slots. it does not have AGP slot or a PCI-E slot for a Sperate VGA Card. Unless you have a old PCI VGA card, you have no option of upgrading your VGA. ( assuming you have a old PCI Vga card, chanced are the onboard VGA will have more memory than the old PCI VGA card)

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Here's the url where you can download the user manual for your PC :-

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/SYSTEMS/dim4500/9n756bk0.pdf


I think if you start at page 60, you'll find how to open the tower and where everything is.

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I was just wondering where to put my Graphics card in my computer :S In one of these white slots? The only number i could find on it was E210882


I depends upon the type of graphics card you have purchased. The white slots are PCI expansion slots
and if the there is a longer slot in the middle of the motherboard next to the PCI slots, then it will be a AGP expansion slot.
APG graphics card are better graphics cards and these slots are designed for these graphics cards.

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Want to install a pci adapter but no slot available. appears to only have 2 slots but are already taken up with added memory and im not sure what the other card is. There is ANOTHER slot outside of the...


The 2 slots that you see on the system board with memory (RAM) already inserted are NOT for PCI cards. The PCI cards on your computer are enclosed within the card cage. The procedure is much different than with most computers, so here is a link to an Illustrated guide as to how a person is to properly Add/Replace PCI cards.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4500S/replace.htm#1118790

Apr 22, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4500S PC Desktop

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Where 2 install usb 2.0 pci card(dell 4500s)


Yes. But you can also remove the metal tab of the pci card and install it in the open slot - as long as you have a narrow pci card.

Mar 29, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4500S PC Desktop

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What type of graphics card would I need to upgrade


Open the case.
Is there an add-on video-card, or is the video "integrated" onto the motherboard?

If not, then look at the "empty" slots for add-on cards.

The WHITE coloured slots will take a PCI (not PCI-Express) video-card.

If there is a BROWN slot that does *NOT* line-up with the ends of the WHITE slots, the slot will take an AGP video-card.

If there a DARK-coloured slot that *ALMOST* lines-up with the end of the WHITE slots, the slot will take a PCI-express video-card.


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Inserting GeFroce fx 5200 graphics card!


sorry to say this your dell system only has a X1 vga slot it is not compatible with the card you have.

If you want to use a card you have to go for a new system

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Video chip location on computer board


If this is a direct reference to the Dell Dimension 5150 Desktop computer, it is an Intel GMA950 integrated graphics chip, soldered to the motherboard.

You will see Intel at the top of the chip, and GMA950 under Intel.

This is Dell Support, and the Service Manual for the Dell Dimension 5150/E510 Desktop computer.

More specifically this is the Specifications Documentation, and the Technical Overview part of the Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/techov1.htm#wp1058472

I referenced this page, to show you the basic components on the motherboard. Click on the sub-heading - System Board Components, in the list.

At the top of the motherboard you will see the processor sitting diagonally.

Under it you will see the Northbridge chipset, and more specifically in this crude illustration, you are looking at the heatsink which resides on the Northbridge chipset.

(Has a Z shaped clip which holds the heatsink to the Northbridge chipset. The heatsink has a 'meat cleaver' type of design)

In the area that is blank to the Left of the Battery, will be the Intel GMA950 GPU.
(GPU = Graphics Processing Unit, or graphics chip)

If you are wanting to upgrade your graphics quality, purchase a graphics card, and install it in the PCI Express x16 slot.
{In the illustration the slot is over to the Left.
PCI Express x16 connector (Slot 1)

How to know what graphics card is compatible with your computer?

1.You have a PCI Express x16 slot for a graphics card. This is the style of graphics card you need.

It is the PCI Express 1.1 version technology used. I wanted to add this in case you need it for reference.

Be aware of this! No matter what anyone tells you, you can use a PCI Express graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology, in your PCI Express 1.1 slot.

Why?
Because PCI Express 2.0 technology is Backwards Compatible with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

Backwards Compatible. Means it will recognize the PCI Express graphics card utilizing PCI-E 2.0, and will work.

2.You have a 305 Watt power supply. You need to have enough Wattage, (Power), for the computer system, and the graphics card.

I advise using an ATI Radeon graphics card. Which one? Since you have a Pentium 4 processor, 305 Watt power supply,
(With all probability a 18 Amp, 12 volt power rail),
I suggest something along the lines of an ATI Radeon HD3850.

Depends on what you expect from your graphics.

If your reference in your query above is that you believe your graphics chip may be burned out, then I definitely suggest using a graphics card.

The PCI Express x16 slot is controlled by the Northbridge chipset. Doesn't matter if your Integrated Intel GMA950 GPU is burned out, or not.

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Which graphics cards are compatible


You can not use a PCI-E card. This mobo has one AGP slot and TWo PCI(not PCI-E) slots. I am assuming you have a Dell Optiplex GX260? It has the D845 series board. Goto Newegg.com and search for: AGP. They have a nice x1650pro agp card for cheap. I have the same board in one of my PC's

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PCI Graphic card for Tomb Raider underworld


Hi,
There are PCI slots in your Machine and one or two PCI-Express slots (one of which might be very short). Usually the Graphics PCI-Express slot is the one on top (right below the CPU).
In order to play Tombraider at a decent speed, you should consider buying a Graphicscard for about 100-120$ going to low will result in low framerates, going to high is not worth the money since graphics cards are becoming obsolete in a matter of 2 years or so...

so get yourself a decent PCE-E GraphicsCard and youll be all set!
Hope this was understandable =)

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HELP FINDING A CARD TO FIT MY PCI SLOT


It is easy to get the PCI & PCIE stuff mixed up. PCI slots are all white doesn't matter who makes the board. PCIE however is all together different from a PCI slot. The PCIE slot sits fauther away from the back of the computer & so does a AGP. PCIE is a very long card. A PCI is not. The short slot you saw is also a PCIE slots. Not for video but more likely for network card. Most people never use them. Most likely the long slot above the short slot is a PCIE. So you want a card that is like what I'm going to list in this link.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1559&Nav=|c:1558|&Sort=0&Recs=10
Please list the model number of your Dell & I can tell you exactly what video card you need.
please vote... I'll check back in an hour or two.

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