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Dell Dimension XPSGEN3 - replace my graphics card

By CanastaHotel
Nov 25, 2007
  1. Greetings Guru's

    I can't play Medal of Honor - Airborne. I'm devastated.

    Alas...my XPS Gen 3 now appears to be an old man ...or maybe it just needs a little surgery but this surgeon needs your help

    The Radeon XT800 card appears to be a PCI-E. I'm pretty sure it is.

    I can remove the graphics card from the slot BUT...there are some wires also going into a little black box on it. The box has the mark: P5
    These wires do not appear to be able to be removed.

    I don't know where these wires go to...they get bundled up with others and disappear into the depth of my computer where I darn't even look. Yes..you're right....The Abyss scared the crap out of me.

    Anyway....I know I shouldn't just cut these wires with a pair of scissors.
    That would be plain stoopid.

    What should I do?

    I'm completely flummoxed
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    Please look the card over again carefully. The only wires may be power wires from the power supply, or wires from a fan on the video card itself. These wires can be unplugged from the video card
     
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