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#1 BNDAZ

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:35 PM

Buddy has an e machine EL1352 he wants to run dual monitors on.
Emachine live chat stated that the unit has a PCI Express x16 slot BUT
"You will have to contact a local technician to know about the type of card to be used as this is a small tower and a normal video card will not fit into it."

This is not for gaming, SUPER duper graphics isnt important, decent is fine, both monitors have DVI-D along with VGA

What form factor does he need and does anyone have a suggestion on low cost card ?
The power supply on the unit is 220, is that going to be an issue?

Thanks

Also, i have looked at the machine yet, is there a trick to opening these units like some of the old dells or is it pretty simple?

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 05:27 PM

You will likely need a low profile card such as this And that power supply is likely a bit weak for modern cards-something along the lines of this should, in theory work, however I cant find any exact dimensions of that case to be 100% certain if that PSU will fit or not.

Edited by the_patriot09, 13 December 2010 - 07:52 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:37 PM

thanks, the link to the card did not work though...

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:52 PM

try it now

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 03:07 AM

ok, that worked, i measured the "slot" and its just about 3 inches wide. It appears i can change the faceplate to accommodate that width, BUT the whole point of this is so that the user can run dual monitors. It appears by changing the plate you eliminate the VGA port.
SO i wonder, will the onboard vga port still be usable beings this is a PCI card?

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:17 PM

Dimensions : 10.4" H x 3.9" W x 14.6" D are the dimensions, http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=EL1352-01e .

I think I have one of these...I took it apart to see what might be possible regarding replacement of parts.

I suggest that you remove the exterior case and take a look, if not already done. These systems are not made for upgrading/replacemeent, IMO.

I don't see any expansion slots listed in the specs nor on the motherboard I have.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:49 PM

ok, that worked, i measured the "slot" and its just about 3 inches wide. It appears i can change the faceplate to accommodate that width, BUT the whole point of this is so that the user can run dual monitors. It appears by changing the plate you eliminate the VGA port.
SO i wonder, will the onboard vga port still be usable beings this is a PCI card?


with low profile cards, the VGA port is normaly put in in a seperate bracket in another slot. Even if that were not so, all you would need is a DVI to HDMI adaptor and you would still have dual monitor support.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 01:00 PM


ok, that worked, i measured the "slot" and its just about 3 inches wide. It appears i can change the faceplate to accommodate that width, BUT the whole point of this is so that the user can run dual monitors. It appears by changing the plate you eliminate the VGA port.
SO i wonder, will the onboard vga port still be usable beings this is a PCI card?


with low profile cards, the VGA port is normaly put in in a seperate bracket in another slot. Even if that were not so, all you would need is a DVI to HDMI adaptor and you would still have dual monitor support.


AHHHH, that makes sense now regarding the low profile bracket(s). Thank much for the help. I had determined we could use the adapter and will be the best way for video quality i would think.
Thanks for the help.




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