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hi i have an optiplex gx520 and i'm looking for a graphic card.need to know if a graphic card exsist for this type of computer and if it does exsist what kind of graphic card do i need to play games oh yeah ita btx case and it has a pcie x1 slot at the bottom but not sure or convinced that it will work. can you please tell me what should i do. getting another computer is kind of hard for me right now that i'm having finacial promblems so please let me know tanx... Like this post Strawballs
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Posted Apr 21 '11 at 10:09
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Posted Apr 22 '11 at 4:20
tried it but i don't have a credit card and my computer is pci 1 slot now what do i do? do you know where i can get one like in a walgreens or staples center or some place like micro center but what kind or is there a trick cause i seen a video on a pcie video card work on a pciex1 slot is that possible? with a riser card pcie x1 to x16
can this work for my computer a way of manipulating the system or like looking for a riser card and then a very low profile graphic card x16 can this be done to an optiplex gx520 please give me some feed back onthis thanxs Like this post lotvic
It is possible to fit in a full size PCIE x16 card into the Mini Tower Optiplex GX520 PCIE x1 connector. The link , given above states wrong specs. You can always view the original documentation pages for DELL PC/Laptops etc. if you know the name of the model and search for "edocs" string in google to get to the right page like this one: http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx520/en/ug/mtabout0.htm#wp1073911 there you will see a picture of the motherboard http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx520/en/ug/mtabout9.jpg It is visible that there is not PCIE x16 slot, but there is PCIE x1. How to prepare PCIE x1 slot for PCIE x16 card 1.Get a soldering iron 2.Heat it up 3.Carefully melt the upper side (north side on the image) of the PCIE x1 slot
Fit a usually in PCIE x16 slot. Of course the speed at which the card will run is x1. That still will be enough to run games like Star Wars Battlefront 2 with Pentium IV 2.80 GHz Forget About FullHD 1080p though the 720p will be possible.
That is how I run the system with NVidia 6600 silent. At least it is something more than the integrated intel graphics chip.
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How to prepare PCIE x1 slot for PCIE x16 card 1.Get a soldering iron 2.Heat it up 3.Carefully melt the upper side (north side on the image) of the PCIE x1 slot
Open up the PCIE x1 slot to the upper side so that a larger card can be fitted - melt the blocking short wall without damaging any of the pins.
Just get one of these!
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