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#1 tracy-iow

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:10 AM

I have a dell optiplex gx 620. My son wanted to be able to play games on it so i found out what graphic card i needed which was a GeForce 8500 GT PCI-E. I bought one and got someone to put it in the pc for me as i don't know anything about it all. However,the card was too big to fit in the machine.

I rang dell and asked their advice and they said i would need either a half height graphic card or a riser cage but they don't sell them.

I have searched the net but have not been able to find anything. Can anyone help me please?

Thanks

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:51 AM

I found a riser card HERE, unfortunately I could not find a company from the UK. I think this will work for you but I'm not positive.
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:51 AM

I'm not sure if even a riser card would work. My schools full of Optiplex's and there's not much room, see if you could fit the card in horinzontaly before buying a riser card.
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:36 PM

Also search for "low profile" video cards. Might just be easier to get a different case
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:07 PM

if the card is too big for the case, how would making it stick out even more help the situation?

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 06:26 PM

if the card is too big for the case, how would making it stick out even more help the situation?

I assume you're referring to the riser card post. They make right angle riser bus cards
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 08:15 PM

ok, didn't think about it that way, like it basically lays flat in there?

but yea getting another case might be a better option. there's a lot of nice cases on newegg with free shipping right now. was just shoppin for myself the other day :thumbsup:

assuming you can talk the person that put your card in into doing it for ya, quite a bit more work.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:56 AM

Hi,

Thanks for your comments. I have had a look at the low profile cards and think i may just get one of those.

Tracy




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