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I have bought a plusTV dual DVB-T pci express from maplin in stoke i have put the card in the computer & installed the software but it does not work, what shall i do?

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Have you made sure that the AMP is switched to the right input that you plugged. Eg: computer to amp Red & white to Line one and the amp is tuned to line 1!!!

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WHERE WOULD I INSTALL AN EXTERNAL SOUND CARD?


First, shut down the computer. Next, you will need to locate an unused expansion slot and then determine which type it is. Most newer PC's have "PCI" and "PCI express" slots (there are others). See the image below to help you identify the slots in your PC.

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Choose a sound card that will fit one of these unused slots. Read the directions with the sound card. Some will have you install software first - others want the card installed first. Install the card into the slot and secure in slot with screw or clamp used by your PC and software in the order instructed.

You can also install a USB sound card instead of an internal type. This is required if you do not have an available slot or if you are not comfortable opening the PC. Most PCs with sound cards built into the motherboard will automatically be disabled when a second card is introduced to the computer - USB type or otherwise. If yours does not, you may have to disable it in the BIOS or physically remove to old sound card installed in one of the expansion slots.

Good luck!

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Change graphics card


1) Follow Anti-Static Procedures

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static, BEFORE reaching inside your computer.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.

This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again; upon your return.

(Also use Anti-Static Procedures BEFORE removing new hardware, out of their antistatic bags, or cartons. Such as a graphics card, for example )

Now we come to;
1) Are you still using the graphics the computer came with?
According to this website it is an ATI Radeon X1300 graphics card,

http://www.cnet.com.au/dell-dimension-e521_specs-339271259.htm

Example,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-ATI-Radeon-X1300-256MB-DDR2-DVI-TV-Graphics-Video-Card-PCI-Express-/151012337856?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item23290968c0

(The Integrated Graphics on the motherboard, is Nvidia GeForce 6150LE,

http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/document.aspx?s=dfh&~file=/systems/dime521/en/sm_en/specs.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_6_Series#GeForce_6150LE )

The graphics expansion slot you have is a PCI-Express x16 slot.
It is based on the Nvidia nForce 430, and Nvidia GeForce 6150LE; motherboard chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_6_.286xxx.29_series

Came out on the market June of 2006.

The PCI Express 2.0 technology didn't come out, until
January 15, 2007,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_2.0

Therefore, we can assume the PCI Express technology your computer is using, is PCI Express 1.1

You can use a PCI Express 2.0 graphics card, though.

This is is because PCI Express 2.0 technology, is Backward Compatible with PCI Express 1.1 technology.

"PCIe 2.0 motherboard slots are fully backward compatible with PCIe v1.x cards.

PCIe 2.0 cards are also generally backward compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1.

Overall, graphic cards or motherboards designed for v2.0 will work with the other being v1.1 or v1.0a."

(From the above Wikipedia article)

However, will you get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0 graphics card?

NO

Will you notice?

NO

You can also use a PCI Express graphics card, based on the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

Requirements;
1) PCI-Express x16 slot.
You have that.

(The Lock lever on the end, looks as though you press down, to unlock.
Actually you LIFT UP, slightly.

Use CARE though, and do NOT lift too much. You'll see it just takes a little. It's also PLASTIC, and can break.

Lift up slightly to install a graphics card, on remove one )

2) Power Supply:
You need to look at the system requirements. Plus more specifically, the Power Requirements.

Website that sells the graphics card does Not state this?
Go to a different website that does.

Your Power Supply is rated at 305 Watts.

HOWEVER, this power supply was made back in the day, when Power Supply manufacturers were 'fudging'; the REAL actual maximum rated Wattage.

Actual maximum rated Wattage is more like 60 to 70 percent, of what is stated.

305 Watts divided by 10 = 30.5
Round it off to 30.

30 times 6 = 180 Watts
30 times 7 = 210 Watts

BIG difference.

Recommendation?
It really depends on what you wish to do, with the graphics card.

It also depends on if you are willing to get a better Power Supply.

It also depends on the Processor.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+?

Dual core processor that can operate Up To, a maximum frequency rate ('Speed'), of 2.0GHz.
(Can also be stated as 2000MegaHertz.
2000MHz)

Not bad.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7620168&CatId=3585

Going to need a 400 Watt power supply, though.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2941922&CatId=3669

Same here.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=899123&Sku=T925-5002

500 Watt power supply.
Gives you more, than the recommended 10 percent extra power you should have.
This way the Power Supply will last longer, because it doesn't have to work as hard.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 24, 2013 | Dell Dimension E521 AMD Athlon 64 X2...

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My son saved up and bought a Gateway SX2855-UB12P. We have upgraded to 8MB of RAM and now are looking to upgrade the video card which currently is a PCI Express x16 Graphics. Given his machine is a en


Hope you mean upgraded ram to 8 GB 8 mb is not much ram to run a computer.

To upgrade your computer's graphics card, unfortunately you can't just simply purchase a card and install it to your computer. Before purchasing a card, you must first confirm what is compatible with your motherboard. Graphics cards use either AGP or PCI Express technology. Many older computers use AGP. AGP cards can vary in version and bandwidth, whereas PCI Express cards can vary based on their lane . Moreover, the card itself is not your only consideration when looking to upgrade your computer's graphics. You must also consider the strength of your computer's power supply as well, since most newer cards use a lot of power. Download, install and run SiSoftware's Sandra (see link Below) to find out information on your motherboard. http://download.cnet.com/SiSoftware-Sandra/3000-2086_4-10556571.html Click the "Mainboard Information" icon, then write down the information next to "Manufacturer" and "Model." Navigate to the motherboard manufacturer's website. If you are not sure of the website's URL, enter the manufacturer's name into a search engine to find the company's website. Go to the support page and enter your motherboard's model. Download the motherboard's manual or review the specifications. Search the manual or specifications for "Expansion slot," "AGP" or "PCI Express." If the expansion slot uses AGP, note the version (AGP comes in 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0), as well as the bandwidth (1x, 2x, 4x or 8x). If the expansion slot uses PCI Express, note the amount of lanes (x1, x4, x8 or x16). Search the manual or specifications for "Power," "PSU" or "Power Supply." Write down the power supply's voltage (3.3V, 5V or 12V) and amp rating (designated by "A"). Not all manufacturers list the amp rating in their documentation, so you may need to contact the manufacturer for more assistance. Compare the graphics card you want to buy to the motherboard's expansion slot. AGP cards won't work in motherboards using PCI Express, and vice versa. Similarly, AGP 3.0 cards won't work in motherboards using AGP 1.0. A PCI Express x8 card will not fit in a PCI Express x1 slot. Check the voltage and amperage of the video card to the voltage and amperage on your motherboard. A video card that requires a higher amp rating requires a powerful PSU. Hope this helps.

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Dec 24, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Can I connect two monitors?


No John. You can only have one Interrupt ReQuest for graphics. (IRQ)

EITHER has to be for the motherboard's Integrated Graphics, OR a dedicated graphics card.

Moving on;

In reference to an Acer Veriton VX2610-UG850w, you cannot, if you are using the Integrated Graphics, from the motherboard.

That would be the blue VGA port coming from the motherboard, AND the white DVI port, coming from the motherboard.
You can only use ONE.

(Digital Visual Interface is the best choice. Why?

VGA is Analog. DVI is Digital.
The computer sends out digital signals. These have to be converted to VGA (Analog) for the VGA port.
This SLOWS the graphics signal down. Can also be said as slows the computer down. Use the DVI port )

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Veriton-X-VX2610-UG850W-Pentium-Dual-G850-2-90GHz-250GB-4GB-DDR3-HD-Desktop-/360489461771

Scrolling down a little shows me a back view of the computer.
I see the white DVI port, and the blue VGA port.

These two ports are in the I/O area, John.
Input/Output area.
Means they both are using Integrated Graphics from the motherboard. Both the blue VGA port, and the white DVI port.

What to do?
There is one major problem, and one I consider to be a minor problem;

A) Major problem:
The computer case is SO small, that I don't believe there is room to install a Low Profile graphics card.
(How small is it joecoolvette? The mice are hunchbacked, lol!)

Nice little computer, if one is referring to the hardware components inside.
Cr@p if one is discussing the arrangement of said hardware components, due to the small computer case.

Not is there no room, or very little room inside so much; as the air flow needed to keep hardware components inside cool, is down to a BARE minimum.

Bad design. Computer manufacturers have succumbed to what the masses THINK they want; or manufacturers are sly as a fox.

"Masses want smaller computers so they don't take up so much space."
Yeah right.

Computer components do not receive the needed air, to keep them at the needed operating temperature range.
Components heat up more than they should; and this leads to an early computer failure.

Less air flow inside also = less chance to b-low the dust, dirt, etc, out. Means computer will get dirtier inside faster.
Leads to early demise of computer.

Which leads to Acer authorized computer repair shops making more $$$$, and Acer making more $$$$ selling replacement computers.

I know. Don't hold back, lol!

Also there is a puny 220 Watt power supply! Got to be kidding me!

IF it were I John; I would remove EVERYTHING out of that demure little computer case, and install in at least a mid-size ATX computer case. Full tower computer case is the best option, IMHO.

Plenty of air flow through the computer case; plenty of room to install an economical ATX power supply, (With plenty of needed power), and room for extra optical drive/s, (CD/DVD drive), plus plenty of room to install an economical graphics card.

Just a suggestion,

http://www.directron.com/cs888uvbl.html

'Rant' over.

IF, you can fit an economical Low Profile graphics card, in the PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard, and get a better Power Supply, (500 Watts recommended), then you can use two monitors.

The motherboard part number is supposed to be Acer MB.VAM09.001,

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/MB-VAM09-001-Acer-Motherboard-Veriton-Vx275-Intel-Desktop-S775-/290808902665?pt=Motherboards&hash=item43b58fb409

Scroll down to the larger view.

If we were to believe this is an actual photo of your motherboard, (Which I do), there is a PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard.

Hard for you to discern, in this excellent display of photography skills(?), but to the far right, and located close to the Bottom edge of the motherboard; is a long Black expansion slot.
(Has a White lever on it)

This is a PCI Express x16 expansion slot, and is used SOLELY for a PCI Express graphics card.
Better look at a PCI Express x16 slot, only the color is Yellow.
(NOTE* Color does NOT matter),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCIExpress.jpg

The longest Yellow expansion slots are PCI Express x16.
(You will also have a Lock on one end. { White } It looks as though you press down; but in actuality you gently pull up a little, to remove or install a PCI Express graphics card. After you open the computer case, and view the slot in question, it will become apparent )

See the expansion slot covers on the back of the computer? There are two of them. Both are on the Bottom.
Place a flat tipped screwdriver, that fits; in the + sign of the expansion slot cover.

Bringing the bottom of the screwdriver UP, then DOWN, twist the expansion slot cover back, and forth, to break the tabs on either side; remove the expansion slot metal cover.

L@@k first, to see which expansion slot on back, is for the PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard.
You will find the PCI Express x16 slot, and the expansion slot on back of the computer; do NOT line directly up with each other.

Can be said as 'One over'. You will see what I mean.
Remove the wrong metal expansion slot cover, and you will be buying one to replace it. They have replacement expansion slot covers, that you can buy. (Pretty cheap)

Graphics card lines up with PCI Express x16 slot, and expansion slot at back. Push the graphics card straight down into the slot.
(Don't forget to raise up a little on the Lock lever, before you do)

The metal mounting plate at the back of the graphics card, is held in place by the computer case's metal frame. You will be able to figure out easy what device is used.

One example of a PCI Express graphics card, that may fit,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=149617&CatId=3585

What? No sir. Do NOT underestimate this graphics card. Will support dual monitors EASILY.
It is NOT a gaming graphics card, however.

Example,
I, at present, am using an ATI Radeon 9250 graphics card. It is a PCI graphics card.
I am running an HP 2009m 20 inch widescreen monitor, and a Philips EN-V 26 inch HDTV; at the same time.

1) PCI graphics cards are cr@p, compared to PCI Express graphics cards.
2) The Radeon HD5450 is technologically way more advanced than the Radeon 9250.

(I am procrastinating. It's OK! I have a procrastina-ter's license, a poetic license, and an advertising license. What? YES, they're real! In MY mind, lol!

Haven't got off me rear end to install the PCI Express Radeon HD5450 yet. )

OK. That part solves the graphics card. Next though is the Power Supply.

The Power Supply case configuration is probably like this one,

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-Veriton-eMachines-Supply/dp/B007W2STVG

Probably 3-7/8ths inches Wide, 6 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall.
You need room for an ATX power supply.
Approximately 6 inches Wide, 5-1/2 (5.5) inches Long, and 3.5 inches Tall.

They do not make more than a 300 Watt power supply, for that power supply case design, to my knowledge.
You need 400 Watts at least.

Can't upgrade Power Supply; can't install graphics card.
Can't install graphics card; can't use dual monitors.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/model-datasheet/PS.VDAE3.011

Nov 17, 2012 | Acer Veriton Vx2610-ug850w Desktop Pc,...

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Will this graphics card work with my computer?


1) HP xw6200 Workstation desktop computer,

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11975_div/11975_div.HTML

Power Supply: Maximum rated Wattage - 500 Watts.

XFX ATI Radeon HD5750 graphics card,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2GB-ATI-Radeon-HD-5750-1GB-HDMI-1080p-BluRay-EyeFinity-Gaming-Graphics-Card-/120973408169?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item1c2a93b7a9&_uhb=1#ht_4735wt_1080

Yes.


1) Install the software F-I-R-S-T, then physically install the graphics card.
Windows running, put the Installation disk that comes with the graphics card, into the CD/DVD drive.
Load all software. The drivers, and Catalyst Control Panel.

Windows will NOT use the software until the graphics card is installed, so don't worry about not having graphics in the meantime.

2) Computer unplugged from power FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.

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

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer, AND before removing any parts out of their anti-static bags, or cartons.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

3) Physically install the graphics card.
(The Lock Lever on the PCI-Express x16 slot, goes UP to install a graphics card, or to remove a graphics card. It looks as though you should push down on it)

http://www.txcesssurplus.com/servlet/the-9225/HP-408544-dsh-001-xw6200-WorkStation/Detail

Looking at the black PCI-Express x16 slot, with it's green Lock Lever, it looks as though there should be room for the graphics card.

Looking to the right of the green Lock Lever, look at the 4 gold colored Choke Coils. It may be tight, but the graphics card should clear the first two.

Areas of concern, though;

1) Power Supply:
The XFX Radeon HD5750 graphics card, requires a minimum of a 400 Watt Power Supply.

The graphics card doesn't use 400 Watts, of course. This is the minimum power requirement by the graphics card manufacturer, and based on the power the card needs, and the rest of the computer.

XFX, just like all graphics card manufacturers, uses a computer system set up to the maximum, for a test unit.

Gamer style motherboard.
Powerful Processor, that is probably a dual core, or quad core.
Maximum amount of ram memory.
Two optical drives
Two or more computer case fans.
Two or more harddrives.

You get the picture.

Power consumption has to be based upon what each individual hardware component will use, AND the graphics card.

Power Supply:
Problem is, the computer has some age on it. From searching it seems to have been made in 2004. Makes it 8 years old now.
Makes that Power Supply 8 years old now too.

A) Pre-built computer manufacturers, such as HP, Gateway, Lenovo, Toshiba, etc., have their components made by someone else.
The Power Supply is one such component.

Usually a generic Power Supply manufacturer, such as Bestec, or HiPro, or Delta, for HP computers.
Low quality electronic components are used in these power supply's.

Isn't a big deal usually, until you start to tax the limit on the Power Supply, such as installing a powerful graphics card.

Power Supply manufacturers also had a great tendency, to overate their Power Supply's back in the day. Made the Power Supply sell better, 'fudging' the actual Wattage rating.

Wattage was actually more like 60 to 70 percent, of what was stated.
300 Watts (60 percent) to 350 Watts (70 percent) is more actual.

The XFX ATI Radeon HD5750 also requires a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable, coming from the Power Supply, and connected to it.

The maximum amount of Wattage a PCI-Express x16 slot can deliver, is 75 Watts.
The 6-pin PCI-Express power cable delivers an additional 75 Watts,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

"This cable is used to provide extra 12 volt power to PCI Express expansion cards.
PCI Express motherboard slots can provide a maximum of 75 watts.

Many video cards draw significantly more than 75 watts, so the 6 pin PCI Express power cable was created.
These high-power cards draw most of their power from the 12 volt rail so this cable provides only 12 volts."

(Yellow wires are 12 Volt wires. Red wires are 5 Volt wires, Orange wires are 3.3 Volts. All are DC voltage. Black wires are Ground wires)

Will your Power Supply have a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable?
I doubt it.
In the Playtool link, see the 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable, shown on the right?

Takes TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables,
(Commonly misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable),

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

If you are going to use one of these power adapter cables, you NEED TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables!

HAS to have TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires going to it.

Will using a 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable, and One 4-pin Peripheral power cable work?
Most of the time yes.

PROBLEM is,
Over time the;

1) PCI-Express x16 slot contact pins -> BURN

2) Gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the graphics card -> BURNS

3) Connection on graphics card for the 6-pin PCI-Express power cable - BURNS

4) 6-pin PCI-Express power cable's connector -> BURNS

No if's, and's, or but's; it WILL happen.
Result is usually throw the motherboard away, and the graphics card.

So you may be looking at getting a better Power Supply.
Here is one example that will work,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=899124&CatId=1483

A) 600 Watts. Gives you an additional 100 Watts of power. Less strain on the Power Supply.

B) 120mm fan. A larger fan turns slower, therefore makes less noise.
Puts out more air flow than an 80mm fan, even though it turns slower.

C) Has all the power cables required, plus more.

D) Has TWO 12 Volt power rails.
12 Volt 1 is capable of 23 Amp's.
12 Volt 2 is capable of 20 Amp's.
Total combined Amperage for the two 12 volt power rails is 43 Amp's.


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01463539

http://h20464.www2.hp.com/media/278E215F-8E76-416C-BBE2-32F7B25FB1A1/xw62_FRU_video_powersupply.htm

Gamer computer?
Not IMHO. Uses ECC ram memory.

That is Error Correcting Control ram memory. The ram memory runs the data through it twice, in order to make sure everything is correct, before using the data.
This is the type of ram memory a Server computer uses.

Could be wrong, and it could be used as a gamer computer, though. We will see when you are done, IF this is the intent.

[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECC_memory

Reasons for not using ECC:
"A performance decrease of around 2-3 percent, depending on application, due to the additional time needed for ECC memory controllers to perform error checking;"

Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 31, 2012 | HP xw6200 PC Desktop

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Need to install graphics card


Looking at the stats, the computer has a PCI-E(xpress) slot in it. You should be able to put the least expensive card in the system and be fine since you are not gaming. The 250 watt power supply is a bit of a concern. Like most comercially built computers, this one comes with the cheapest power supply Compaq/HP could put in it. I would replace the power supply when installing the new card. Installation of the card is simple. Open the case, look for the expansion slots (near botton of Mother Board), the top slot is the PCI-E. Put the card in, plug all your cables back in (power, keyboard, mouse, ect) before you put the side of the case back on (just in case). Make sure you have the monitor plugged into the new card. Turn the computer back on, in most cases it will auto recognise the new card and use it. When you get to windows, put in the install cd and follow the promts to install the card.

If things do not work out this easy, just add a comment to this posting and I will assist you, or someone will.

Mar 22, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario Sr5550f Desktop Pc

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Which video card do i use in a vcg rb50


Dear,
you have pci express slot that supports high graphic card. You can buy a high graphic vga card but it relates with your power supply too. Check your power supply wattage and then buy the vga card accordingly because high graphic vga card require more power from supply.

There are alot of pci slot supported card in the market.

best of luck!

Mar 18, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGC-RB38G PC Desktop

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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

For questions post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 18, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1620NX...

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Purchased D-Link PCI Express card for my Dell desktop Dimension E521 and can't figure out if my computer has a PCI Express slot?? please help???


every computer will have at least one pci slot its white in color i insert your card in to the slot and press it tightly and screw the pci card to cabin and insert the cd received with the pci card and install them

Dec 15, 2010 | Dell Dimension 9150 (DIM915MIN) PC Desktop

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Need to find compatible PCI serial card to install


This is a serial port card that plugs into a PCI Express slot. If you have a free PCI Express slot, give this one a try...
http://astore.amazon.com/dellebizcompu-20/detail/B000TQYY8O

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