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Graphics PCI Express x4 GFX Card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Buzzons, 9 Feb 2012.

  1. IvanIvanovich

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    EBAY. You will have to ask the seller if they will ship it to UK though... They are easy to find in the US.
     
  2. Buzzons

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    Awesome.. apart from clicking on "shipping" gives

    US $53.40
    United Kingdom
    USPS Express Mail InternationalTM
    Between 4-6 business days
    Seller ships within 1 day after receiving cleared payment .
     
  3. IvanIvanovich

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    Oh, that's what I meant, to ask if they would just send it as first class so shipping should only be like $10.
     
  4. Mac_Trekkie

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    There's a 1x Quadro card for £60 at Scan here. I'm pretty sure a Quadro would play nice driver wise with a GeForce card.
     
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    True, but that's dramatically more expensive than what is really needed. Plus Quattro cards might not. I'm not sure if they run on ordinary Forceware drivers.
     
  7. Buzzons

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  8. Shirty

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    I couldn't find a decent pic of your board, so I have had to resort to this:

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    You are trying to achieve what ASRock have done for you on this board, as expalined further up the thread simply take a very sharp craft knife and slice the thin plastic tab off the back of the slot.

    Just take your time, it's all too easy to slip and knock the surface of the board if you're not in a good position with good lighting, but it can be done relatively easily.
     
  9. Buzzons

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    sweet :) Will probably have to remove the other cards from the mobo to make sure i don't much it up but it seems easy enough. Hopefully my stanley knife will be sharp enough
     
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    Just take it slowly. that's the best advice I can give here. Don't go sawing away wildly. Just a little bit at a time.
     
  11. Shirty

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    Since your card must have arrived by now, have you had a go at this yet? I need closure! :hehe:
     
  12. Buzzons

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    It arrived today.. I'll be cutting up my mobo later... if i don't post after this...well....... xD
     
  13. Buzzons

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    weeeeell pc still turns on but i can't cut the back off the pcie slot. tried for ages... (about an hour) and got about 2mm deep into it. so i'm giving up, sending the card back to play.com and trying to find a pce1x card :/
     
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    Don't give up yet! Just use a sharper blade and more force. If it helps, try removing the motherboard from the case. Alternately, do you have a normal PCI slot free? Because there are PCI graphics cards available.
     
  15. Buzzons

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    updated plan - even though we've seen these earlier in the thread it appears that I totally failed to realise that ZOTAC were doing pcie1x and PCI cards.. so I've gone and ordered one of these to sit on my PCI bus at the bottom of the case and be silent and out of the way. I've got no use for PCIx slots so hopefully it'll just plug in and work :)

    http://www.zotac.com/index.php?page...9&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=100257&lang=en
     
  17. Shirty

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    Sorry the slicing didn't work out. But looks like you have solved the issue now.
     
  18. Buzzons

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    borrowed a pcie1x card from a mate at work today and put it in - seems to work ok. However, my Xonar D2x now seems to not want to put audio out :/ (or at least at level i can hear - if i pump the volume up as high as my speakers can go i can just about hear it)
     
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    Does that card not have a floppy connector on the back for dedicated power? If something starts leeching the motherboard's power; it would drop without that extra input.
    I get exactly the same effect if I unintentionally jog the power cable to my DX, it doesn't cut out, just goes ultra-quiet on me.
     
  20. Buzzons

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    humm could be that then, i'll double check the power cable:(
     

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