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Upgrading a HP slimeline with no PCI-e


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#1 Bull24471

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 09:01 PM

Ok I have a HP slimeline 400-214 with the soldered in AMD 4 core processor. Windows 8.1 on it. Was wanting to add a Graphics card to the system and oh to my suprise there is no PCI-E slotsany where!!!!! Now there is a slot which is a form of PCI-E but it is for the Wifi card which is this bottom photo. First one is the PCI-E board I bought as a kit and that I bought along with the Second on. Two problems arised. One the small kit board will not work due to the small space were the slot on the mother board is due to both the plug ins for the HHD and DVD are in the way of the usb connector. Last the supplied small board is different than the Wifi pins. Looked everywhere and not much luck. Any help would be appreciated....IMG_20150329_2144511_zpsxwtgvjr9.jpgIMG_20150329_2145181_zpsvamtnktd.jpgIMG_20150329_2141121_zps8lacwnln.jpg



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 09:40 PM

I saw the specs on this computer and the PSU is listed as

 

External 65 W (100V-240V)

 

Even if you could add a graphics card, I do not believe your power supply would be able to handle it. 65 W is the smallest PSU I have ever heard of. Somebody with more hardware experience would be able to confirm this. The last slimeline I saw had an internal PSU of about 160 W.


Edited by JohnC_21, 29 March 2015 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 09:45 PM

PSU is not a problem there rather cheap to fine and the PCI board has a external power coupling. Thank you for the input!!!



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Posted 30 March 2015 - 06:00 AM

Ok I have a HP slimeline 400-214 with the soldered in AMD 4 core processor. Windows 8.1 on it. Was wanting to add a Graphics card to the system and oh to my suprise there is no PCI-E slotsany where!!!!! Now there is a slot which is a form of PCI-E but it is for the Wifi card which is this bottom photo. First one is the PCI-E board I bought as a kit and that I bought along with the Second on. Two problems arised. One the small kit board will not work due to the small space were the slot on the mother board is due to both the plug ins for the HHD and DVD are in the way of the usb connector. Last the supplied small board is different than the Wifi pins. Looked everywhere and not much luck. Any help would be appreciated....

Bull,

 

Judging from what you have told and shown us, you are out of luck. Period. Slimlines are notorious for NOT being able to be upgrade-able. 

 

You are stuck with with you have.

 

Next time, build your own computer that has upgrade capabilities. 


Edited by Serpius, 30 March 2015 - 06:00 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 07:13 AM

Serpius I know and should have but it was given to me. I have a full size tower on the way. Thank you Sir.



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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:39 AM

G'day mate and welcome to the forum! In theory the USB board card should be compatible with the PCI-E slot as it is backwards compatible, although a potential issue with that is being able to secure that to the motherboard so it does not move or fall off. With the USB connector interfering with the SATA ports, you may need to remove one of them that is in the path of the USB connector itself. 


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 08:16 AM

killerx525 Thank You for the input . I have decided to go with a older tower my Girlfriend has that was damaged. 






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