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Old 02-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Unsure about where to install a gfx card

Right well the deal is if I was to buy a new graphics card I wouldn't have a clue where to put it, my computer is just a cheap one that my parents bought from pc world for about 300 and the case is quite small. This is what the back and the inside of my pc looks like :




The pictures are pretty shit quality but meh.
I thought that graphics cards were installed near the back of the pc but I cant see where it would go. On the picture of the inside of my pc there is a slot on the right side that kind of looks like where the graphics card would go, it has a little white clip at one end of it as well. Would this be where the card would go?

Also if my computer actually can have a new graphics card does anyone have any recommendations, I'm looking for something cheap but good enough to run most games on medium quality. Thanks to anyone that replies; in
CPU
Intel Pentium E6700 @ 3.20GHz
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM
3.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
Packard Bell imedia S1850 (CPU 1)
Graphics
SMB2230H (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EADX-22TDHB0 ATA Device (SATA

EDIT - Just found out that this pc a measly 250W power supply... :S would I even be able to use a new graphics card with that?
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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See if you can remove the PSU and get a better picture of the inside of the case. Unfortunately with that small of a PSU, you're very limited on what GFX card you can put in there.
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What's the red box for? That's not where a graphics card would go, by the way.

Looking at the manual for this system (Here: ftp://ftp.packardbell.com/pub/itemnr...B_iMdS1850.pdf ) you've got two problems.

In your top picture, it looks like you have two expansion slots on the back of the system - the top one being taken up with what looks like a Wireless card (the wireless antenna nub is my guess... ) and then the second slot below that which should line up internally with the PCI Express x16 slot.

So technically, you can upgrade the video in your system, but with a power supply rated at 245 watts, your options are *extremely* limited.

You could look at the Radeon HD 4650 family for use with your current power supply. Considering the PSU is a Flex ATX derived formfactor and they generally top out at 250 watts, you're pretty much stuck here.
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