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Old 08-13-2011, 06:28 AM   #31
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Well,

It's official...I should mark this thread a solved...because there's no solution...

For crying out loud...the card does'nt fit...

Too bad.
Damn.

Thats a full-height slot. You might be able to find a 8400GS PCI that will fit into the limited length in that case. If you cant, most of the 6200s are shorter than the 8400s.

BTW, what case/system is that? Its possible that you could unblot some of the internal metalwork and get the 8400GS PCI you have now to fit into the case.
 
Old 08-13-2011, 09:28 AM   #32
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Well,

It's official...I should mark this thread a solved...because there's no solution...

For crying out loud...the card does'nt fit...
...
However, the trick is good, I could use that on an other box, the one I refered to is a small-form, only space for one drive. As a side note: avoid small-forms if possible...

Thor
I agree that you should avoid small form factors. I bought an Atom-based microATX system, and it was really hard to fit the DVD drive in there (it fit, but the drive jammed when I tried to eject). I had to use a hammer and assemble things a bit differently from the assembly plans to be able to fit it. Of course, I cannot recommend taking a hammer to it ... or a saw, but I would at least analyze the situation a bit and see if there is a way to fit it without breaking anything.
 
Old 08-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #33
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Damn.
Yup, the exact same word I screemed

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BTW, what case/system is that?
Yeah, real downer .. the store gave me a IOU ticket, so the money is still there...it's an HP/Compaq 530 - nice enough...but a pain to expand, it seems...

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I agree that you should avoid small form factors.
Yeah...they outha label the boxes...like cigatettes...

Oh well...

Thor

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:03 AM   #34
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I feel sorry for the PC with that fat monitor on top
 
Old 08-13-2011, 10:16 AM   #35
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I feel sorry for the PC with that fat monitor on top
So did I, so I moved things around a bit...to little too late, the thing came back with an ugly vengeance...

And, yes, a flat monitor would be the next (logical) step...

Oh well
 
Old 08-14-2011, 05:03 AM   #36
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Yeah, real downer .. the store gave me a IOU ticket, so the money is still there...it's an HP/Compaq 530 - nice enough...but a pain to expand, it seems...
Not quite enough info, there has been a lot of HP/compaq d530 models.

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I agree that you should avoid small form factors.
Just avoid 'corporate' computers IMO.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 05:10 AM   #37
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Just avoid 'corporate' computers IMO.
Better advice. Build it yourself and you know what you get.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 05:15 AM   #38
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Not quite enough info, there has been a lot of HP/compaq d530 models.
...well, she's not getting any thing anymore, so there. I'll just use the Voodoo3 on an other box. That one runs Debian, lshw sees the card, all I have to do is tweak the card...yeah, I know, an other piece of antique.

Man, I need a new PC....I feel like an archeologist....

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Just avoid 'corporate' computers IMO.
Wise words, lesson learned. But..."they look so cute"...eh, I'll stick to my teddybear...if I can tear him away from the keyboard...

Oh well...

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Better advice. Build it yourself and you know what you get.
Actually, that's not even a half-bad idea. I used to build my own systems all the time. Wonder if that's still possible, after all, developments kept happening...

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Old 08-14-2011, 09:11 AM   #39
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Better advice. Build it yourself and you know what you get.
I was building the microATX one myself.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 09:21 AM   #40
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...well, she's not getting any thing anymore, so there. I'll just use the Voodoo3 on an other box. That one runs Debian, lshw sees the card, all I have to do is tweak the card...yeah, I know, an other piece of antique.
Even if you put a pic of model number up I dont think I could read it

*edit- voodoo 3s are hardly new, but they were at least decent for 3D. Just because something is old doesnt make it useless.

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Actually, that's not even a half-bad idea. I used to build my own systems all the time. Wonder if that's still possible, after all, developments kept happening...
Its easier now to build your own computer than it was in the past IMO.

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Old 08-14-2011, 12:40 PM   #41
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voodoo 3s are hardly new, but they were at least decent for 3D. Just because something is old doesnt make it useless.

Thanks it'll be a joy tweaking it...and yes, old is proven, not useless...

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Its easier now to build your own computer than it was in the past IMO.
Thanks for the nudge. My next one should be home made...just like TobiSGD mentioned, at least you know what's in the box.

By the way, the little one? A d530u/P2.66/40bn/256D/4 EUROA4 - whatever that means and, she's on the way out. As soon as there's enuff cash...
 
Old 08-15-2011, 04:33 AM   #42
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By the way, the little one? A d530u/P2.66/40bn/256D/4 EUROA4 - whatever that means and, she's on the way out. As soon as there's enuff cash...
If its on the way out, I probably shouldnt go figure out how hard it would be to hack the case to make the card fit.

As for the model number, it tells you almost everything. d530u/P2.66/40bn/256D/4 EUROA4?

d530u = ultra slim case
P2.66 = Pentium 4 2.66GHz
40b = 40GB 7200RPM HDD
256D = 256MB RAM in single channel mode
4 = WinXP OS
Euro = made for the Eurpoean market

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q.../11632_na.html
 
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If its on the way out, I probably shouldnt go figure out how hard it would be to hack the case to make the card fit.
Well, not anymore...

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ultra slim case
...tell me about it. I'll recycle it for a media server (icecast) for in-house use. A PC in the kitchen, one in the living room, one in my bedroom, all wired up, and my MP3's are everywhere...that's the plan. Got over 250Gb of music...took me a zillion years to mp3-fy my CD's...

That's the main future for that thing.
 
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...marked it as "solved" - though the solution is not what I expected : build a new PC...

Thanks gang!

Thor
 
  


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