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Old 10-02-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
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I have an HP Pavilion a1640n. I want to know if a X1600XT can fit into my case. Thanks
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:33 PM   #2
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It should. It does have an available PCI-e 16x slot.
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:35 PM   #3
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yeah, but I just want to be sure that it will go into my case.
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They don't seem to be very long. I belive the case is 17" deep, so there should be room.
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as long as it has a pci express slot
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The X1600 doesn't have a very big PCB like the high-end cards, so you should be fine. Just make sure you have a PCI-E slot.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:26 PM   #7
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OK, thanks guys. Right now it has integrated graphics, so I want to upgrade the video card. It's a new computer that I got yesterday. Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo e6300
2GB PC4200 RAM
250GB SATA 300 Hard Drive
16x DVD(+/-)R/RW 12x RAM (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA drive (also CDR and CDRW compatible)
Integrated graphics shared with main RAM

Oh and after I install the X1600XT, will the integrated graphics still share my RAM?
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OK, thanks guys. Right now it has integrated graphics, so I want to upgrade the video card. It's a new computer that I got yesterday. Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo e6300
2GB PC4200 RAM
250GB SATA 300 Hard Drive
16x DVD(+/-)R/RW 12x RAM (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA drive (also CDR and CDRW compatible)
Integrated graphics shared with main RAM

Oh and after I install the X1600XT, will the integrated graphics still share my RAM?
Nope, once its disabled.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:32 PM   #9
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Is it automatically disabled?
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Probably not, you will have to disable it in bios.
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