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Full sized AGP card in SFF Case?


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#1 Amunoz0208

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:08 PM

I have a Dell Optiplex Gx260 and it is a small form factor it has a 4X AGP slot. I have searched on newegg and there are no Low Profile 128 Bit cards they are only 64 Bit. If I were to use a Full size AGP slot would there be any bad effect OTHER than having to keep my case open. And if that isn't a viable option which would be better a 64 bit AGP or a 128 bit PCI?

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:09 PM

If you found an AGP card that will fit, you might lose the PCI slot next to it
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:00 PM

If you found an AGP card that will fit, you might lose the PCI slot next to it

So could I actually put a full size AGP card into the small form factor case and just leave the case open slightly? Its a gx260 so it hinges at the from so it'd be slightly triangular on the floor

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:30 PM

You're going to have to read the detailed specs. and break out the tape measure

Another thing to think about. Small form factor computers usually have a wimpy power supply

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:36 PM

Go in the BIOS & disable the Chassis intrusion warning [set it to disabled] .

It will not hurt to leave the case open slightly & it may even help by increasing airflow/cooling.

The GX260 SFF "clamshell" has a known issue with motherboard failure.
That is due to the capacitors overheating.

The GX260 towers used the exact same motherboard & don't have the issue.

I suggest you figure out a way to keep the case from accidently being shut & smashing the video card.
A little "leg" screwed to each side of the case toward the front ?

Also, don't get a power hungry AGP card that needs a extra connector as your power supply isn't all that great.

Cut a hole in the case so the video card will poke through. :thumbsup:

I have about a half dozen GX150 "clamshells" out back.
I should try that on one !

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Edited by fairjoeblue, 23 July 2009 - 12:07 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:04 PM

Go in the BIOS & disable the Chassis intrusion warning [set it to disabled] .

It will not hurt to leavr the casr open slightly & it may even help by oncreasing airflow/cooling.

The GX260 SFF "clamshell" has a known issue with motherboard failure.
That is due to the capacytors overheating.

The GX260 eowers used the exact same motherboard & don't have the issue.

I suggest you figure out a way to keep the case from accidently being shut & smashing the video card.
A little "leg" screwed to each side of the case toward the front ?

Also, don't get a power hungry AGP card that needs a extra connector as your power supply isn't all that great.

Cut a hole in the case so the video card will poke through. :thumbsup:

I have about a half dozen GX150 "clamshells" out back.
I should try that on one !

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Thanks man will try




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