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Old 06-16-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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Okay, a few weeks ago I purchased a new graphic card, I did the research, so i'm at home, just opened the computer case, I take out my old graphic card and try to insert the new one... then I figure out my case is a laydown type and requires a different type of graphic card...
So I go back to the store, and talk to a guy there... he said the same thing, and that the they don't sell these types of cards. What I would like to know is, what the technical name for these types of cards would be. I could avoid all of this by buying a new case, and power supply to fit in the new case, but I assume it would cost more then i'm wanting to spend, (100$ tops). Thanks.

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What would be the name of a laydown case graphic card?
Where can I find it?
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:04 AM   #2
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The laydown case as you refer to it is an old HP or Compaq or maybe an old Dell? Those cases use a low profile pci and/or agp type card. Hard to find but not impossible. The maker of the computer is really the best place to start.
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You would also have to buy a new MOBO if you were to switch cases.
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ahhh, thanks, and yes quite sadly it's an old Dell, Dishdog, why would I need a new mobo? I could probably get a case to fit my current one?
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All the lay down computers i have taken apart, the MOBO is a different style and wouldn't fit in a tower case.
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hah, I might as well save up for a new computer.....
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build your own, you will be able to utilise some stuff from your old rig.
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if you get a card that has quite a low profile you can just adjust (mangle) the bracket on the graphics to make it fit your case.

you need to know that the actual cirsuit board part of it will fit first though.
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its just the metal part that wont fit, its too big...
the actual card part fits fine
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You can buy a low profile slot bracket and switch them out. But I thought that the desk tops like that used a "riser" to fit the mobo and then the graphics card fit sideways on the riser card.
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You can buy a low profile slot bracket and switch them out. But I thought that the desk tops like that used a "riser" to fit the mobo and then the graphics card fit sideways on the riser card.
PCI slots on those types of systems will most likely have a 90deg riser to let a fullsize card in the box or to add more slots. It plugs in to the ISA slot. Slower than mollasses in january. But most can't have that on agp because of the clearance from the slot to the bottom of the cpu. And if it's a cartrige type cpu then there is zero clearance. It has to go straight up out of the slot or it don't fit.
HOLY SMOKES, hold on here.
Some member was having card clearance problems and another member pointed them to a site in the UK that was a parts house for miniATX systems. They have a agp riser that is on a ribbon cable. Might be the ticket here. I don't recall the site or the thread. Can some one look it up, please?
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ahhh, thanks, and yes quite sadly it's an old Dell, Dishdog, why would I need a new mobo? I could probably get a case to fit my current one?
Sorry to double post but guy is that an Optiplex series? GX something or other?
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The only 3-slot 32/64-bit Bridged Riser Card available on the market today. Enables OEMs, System Integrators, and Resellers to build systems where vertical space and PCI slots are at a premium.
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http://www.ace-electronics.com/Hardw...iser_cards.htm
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Default second page I looked at...

http://www.adexelec.com/agp32.htm
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http://www.ace-electronics.com/Hardw...iser_cards.htm
that's for PCI, and it looks to me like they discontinued the product.
(I have AGP 4x/2x)

Anyways, I did some serious searching on the Dell Support Forums...
I didn't know this, but alot of other people using my system had the same problems...
So I found a link for Low-Profile/Half-Size AGP/PCI/PCI Express cards.
http://www.computercareonline.com/index.php?cPath=49_54
I will end up getting the:
http://www.computercareonline.com/pr...roducts_id=677
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