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Help!!!!!!!!! Vid Card!?!?!?!?!

By meestatwinkee
Oct 14, 2006
  1. Hey guys I just got an Ge-Force 6800 PCI-express card, and I have a Dell Dimension 2300 w/ PCI sots, but the fricken thing won't fit! Is there anything i can do to get it to fit or am i gonna have to sell it!?!?
     
  2. Xusn96

    Xusn96 TS Rookie

    Sorry to say bro but that aint ever gonna work. PCI-E is not the same formfactor as PCI, meaning as you have already found out the hard way they are completely incompatible (simple english version: the slots are physically different) Your only option is to return the card to your retailer and trade it in for a PCI card, as the info below on ur rig shows you ONLY have PCI connectors available. Know your hardware before purchasing upgrades.

    the info at this page: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2300/specs.htm#1106227

    shows your system has ONLY PCI type slots, so check this post : http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51437.html
     
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