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May 28, 2012 9:11:37 PM

Hey, i am in a small problem(or big one i think). I recently bought my a graphic card (geforce 8400GS PCI express). I looked up my motherboard specs beforehand to make sure it was compatible.
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Intel Corporation DQ43AP
I asked at the forums and people said it is fine and a PCI express x16 card would work.
I opened up the case to install the card and the slot for the PCI x16 was missing. There were marking saying x16 but card holder. I have attached a picture. Is there any way i can get a pci express slot if there is such a thing or an adapter to convert pci to pci express. If not is replacing the motherboard the only option i have?
Thanks.

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May 28, 2012 9:19:34 PM

A new motherboard is your only option there, I'm afraid.
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May 28, 2012 9:25:17 PM

Looks like the slot was removed. RMA it.
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May 28, 2012 9:27:27 PM

RMA wont work, its too old for that. :( 
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May 28, 2012 9:29:57 PM

Then new board is the only way. But i never see such faulty board without slot.
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May 28, 2012 9:31:11 PM

Yea, i know. I want to kill the person who sold me the pc but i was too naive then lol. Oh well lesson learnt.
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May 28, 2012 9:31:36 PM

Looking at the solder pads, it looks like it was never there in the first place, which is very odd.
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May 28, 2012 9:37:11 PM

It was not tested/QC passed. The person sold a faulty one. Next time get a mobo from a shop or from a trusted site.
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May 28, 2012 9:40:04 PM

^^. Yes. Thanks to everyone. I realized my fault.
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May 28, 2012 10:24:35 PM

to the op..intel may have made the mb but if it for a dell or hp it not going to be a stock mb. most of these vendors have asus or other vendor to make boards for them. sometimes there missing slots or there wired for there own power supplys.
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August 22, 2012 9:56:37 PM

Intel made the motherboard with only one PCI-E x1 slot and Two PCI slots. Right from Intel http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/des...
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September 7, 2012 7:11:35 PM

Best answer selected by cerebros.
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