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Old 04-30-2013, 09:59 AM   #16
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Hi,

To add that these holes provide case grounding for the motherboard.
 
Old 04-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #17
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OK, so, in the order that the instructions list them these are the places you'll be attaching cables:
From page 2-14 JAUD1 is for your headphone and microphone sockets on the front of the PC.
From page 2-15 JUSB1, JUSB2 and JUSB3 are for the USB ports. You may be using two of these -- a quick look inside the case will tell you which one[s].
From page 2-16 JFP1 takes care of the power and reset switches and the lights for power on and hard disk activity.
All these are labelled on page 2-2 and are in pretty standard places so the cables provided on the new front panel ought to be the right sort of length to reach to them.
Looking at some photos of your motherboard on google it looks like you may have to take note of which way up the connectors are before you remove them as the headers on the motherboard don't look to be "keyed" to make it obvious -- that may just be poor quality photos though.
You went over and above the call of duty; Thank You

I'll go to these pages in the morning and do the reading to learn what you have determined.

There was no way I would of known about which way up the connectors are before removing them. Thanks
I'll be miticulous with that as I don't want this to turn in a nightmaire- (not that it would) But I've never removed and re-assembled this hardware before and somewhat nervous-

If I have any doubt (shouldn't because you have provided me with good advise with certainty)
I'll take a pic of the new casing and post it to photobucket and post that link in this thread.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 03:50 AM   #18
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It might be as well to take a photo before you remove the old cables, if you can get things to show up properly. That way you can refer to it when plugging in the new ones.
 
Old 05-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #19
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LOL. Those are the holes for the screws that attach the MB to the case. I doubt you will be removing those.
LOL! Your funny!

I would imagine that someone somewhere has made that mistake--:~$
 
Old 05-02-2013, 09:04 PM   #20
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I looked closer at those pages and concluded and understand now what you were confirming; 273-

With the HD Audio Pin Definition stuff:
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the 1 pin mic_L
the 4 pin USBO-
And the 3 pins LPC reset
I understand now with certainty. Thanks

After I purchase the new Radeon graphics card I'll attatch the new casing.
It's my perfered method to complete both tasks at once rather than open the case today and than disconnect all cables again when the card arrives.
I tend to want to practice something once and get it right the first time. Redundantcy is a real drag sometimes:-

Your help has been simply brilliant!
 
Old 07-28-2013, 10:19 PM   #21
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Taking off the old front case wasn't so bad.
Connecting those tiny little plugs to those pin's was a nightmaire!
The new front case is attactched.

Installed the new power supply and the new radeon hd 7750 2 GB card and looking for answers online.

Enclosed in the box with the card was a connector to attatch to the new card but as I said it is not clear what to do with that new connector and the existing VGA for the monitor-

Does anyone know should I connect the monitor cable that I have been using to the new graphic's card?

I only have one monitor btw--

The driver for the new graphic's card is in my downloads directory.

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #22
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I found the PDF for this card. Page 17 & 18 discuss Display Configurations.
http://www.power-color.com/Manual/09...Series_ENG.pdf

Read through all of the frequently asked questions at AMD website but didn't find confirmation.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 11:53 PM   #23
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Finally I found confirmation on the monitor plug and the new plug for the graphics card--
The new blue plug has 15 holes and is practically identical to the old blue monitor plug (also 15 pins) I have.

Now I think I'm going to have to go into the BIOS and ensure the default graphics card is set to PCIe:-

Re assembly the cables to the tower.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 07:09 AM   #24
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Finally I found confirmation on the monitor plug and the new plug for the graphics card--
The new blue plug has 15 holes and is practically identical to the old blue monitor plug (also 15 pins) I have.

Now I think I'm going to have to go into the BIOS and ensure the default graphics card is set to PCIe:-

Re assembly the cables to the tower.
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Hi Onebuck:

Normally I wouldn't bother you but I am having a terrible time with my tower and new install.

I have been looking all day long online but haven't been able to get confirmation on:
if I should hook my monitor cable to the new card or not?

I found the PDF related to the card and page 17 & 18 talks about display configuration but I don't understand-
http://www.power-color.com/Manual/09...Series_ENG.pdf

The card came with a new plug so I attatched it to the new card.
The card has a DVI connection but the plug that came with the card convert's that DVI into a (I Think) a VGA or HDMI-

Do you know; should I plug in my monitor cable that I have had all along into the new cards plug?

If you have time I would greatly appreciate any help; been at this for 2 days now-
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I will look into your issue. Post results to the forum since that can be helpful to others whenever searching for results for a particular problem. By helping via email, you will be the only one benefiting.

One thing would be to insure that the new card is the primary/default video. If you have a on-board graphics then go into BIOS to disable the on-board (motherboard) graphics chip. The plug adapter you are speaking of will be used to adapt the DVI to VGA if your monitor is VGA otherwise you would connect a DVI cable to Digital display. Look at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

Some modern cards do provide on-card adapters for DVI & VGA while others do not and only have DVI port. You will need to to use the provided adapter for a VGA monitor to convert DVI.
-Gary
After installing the card and plugging in your monitor. Power the system up to get into BIOS if you have on-board(motherboard) graphics. Disable the on-board graphics. Then boot the system. Hopefully the kernel will recognize the new graphics adapter. To get the full capability of the new graphics you may need to provide the driver & firmware for the card to the kernel. Your adapter is a Radeon HD7750/7770
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In addition to digital, the DVI connector includes pins that carry an analog signal, compatible with the RGBHV signals in a VGA connector. This allows a VGA monitor to be connected with a passive plug adapter and offers a universal solution for the DVI interface. The analog pins are the four that surround the flat blade as shown on the left-hand side of the diagrams for DVI-I and DVI-A.
You may need to get driver & firmware for the distribution in use. Look at this for a discription of the two;
Radeon - Wikipedia
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There are currently two drivers available: the open source Radeon driver, written mostly by the community based on specs published by AMD, and proprietary driver, written by AMD. As of 2012, the opensource driver is limited in power efficiency by absence of power management documentation and in performance by absence of VLIW compiler.[6][7]
For further information on Open Source drivers, see below.
Hope this helps!
 
Old 07-29-2013, 04:27 PM   #25
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Going into the BIOS and following your instruction.

I have the.run script-
Code:
amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-x86.x86_64.run
Code:
ultimatecat@-:~$ cd $HOME/Downloads
ultimatecat@ultimatecat:~/Downloads$ sudo su
[sudo] password for ultimatecat:
root@ultimatecat-:/home/ultimatecat/Downloads# bash amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-x86.86_64.run
bash: amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-x86.86_64.run: No such file or directory
root@ultimatecat-:/home/ultimatecat/Downloads#
Code:
ultimatecat@-:~$ cd Downloads
ultimatecat@-:~/Downloads$ ls
amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-x86.x86_64.run
ultimatecat@:~/Downloads$
I have tried using the terminal to install the driver. It really is in the Downloads directory--
However when I doubled clicked on it yesterday it almost finished and all of the sudden the system locked up.
Couldn't open the terminal to halt; had to do a hard shut down.

I'll keep looking-

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #26
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When I turned the system on today the message (unsupported hardware) on the desktop was not there.

I'll make sure that the default graphics card is set to PCIe-
That way I am using the card.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 07:51 AM   #27
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That adapter in the BIOS is set to:
Code:
Primary Graphics Adapter [PCI-E]
I saved the changes and exited out-

Not sure why it's not working because the directory was up and opened at the same time the termianl was while executing the cmd to install that driver. Tried to execute the cmd again with bash in front of the driver .run and now the terminal says 'does not exist or or can not be found'

Um...puzzeling-
Taking a break....

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Old 07-31-2013, 12:58 AM   #28
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The AMD Catalyst Driver is now installed and the system is working well with the new XFX Radeon card.
Installing updates fglrx helped than running the .run file was successful in the terminal.

The manufacturer of my computer sent me a new front casing free of charge.
That was with ZT Systems. They keep their computers under warranty for 5 years.

Corsairs website has a form that has to be filled out in order to obtain a rebate for the power supply.
They don't exactly give back anything to write home about--
www.corsairrebate.com

XFX ATI/Radeon does however give back a nice amount; respectively--
Radeon does not require a online form to be filled out.
Why the rebate takes 10 to 12 weeks seems a little crazy:-

Thank You Onebuck and Thank's again; 273!
 
  


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