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pci/pca/isa slots?

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April 24, 2003 1:43:36 AM

I'm trying to install a second monitor (Photoshop work) into a machine which (according to the mfs's site) has 2 ISA and 2 PCA slots. The motherboard seems to be a Micro ATX.

The graphics card (Radeon 7000) needs a PCI Universal slot. (I don't know squat about slots.)

Anyone able to help me out?

If I don't have a PCI slot in the machine is there an adapter?

Can I get a ISA video card for the second monitor, use the existing one for one monitor? (PCA slots are used up by modem and USB 2.0 cards.)

Am I totally and fatally confused?

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April 24, 2003 2:03:39 AM

Take the cover off and have a long look at what is there. Then research installing pci/isa cards on the Internet... look at motherboard layouts... and if there is no pci slot, throw the computer away! If it is a 2/2 board like you say but a PCChips motherboard, still throw the computer away!

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April 24, 2003 4:24:17 AM

yes, if it is a pc chips mobo, smash it into tiny pieces, they are worse than the devil on heroine.

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April 24, 2003 3:28:32 PM

What the hell is a PCA slot? Ive never heard of those maybe they are the new graphics! Poor Crap AGP!! Seriously what is a PCA slot?

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April 24, 2003 5:33:43 PM

no clue. Typo maybe

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April 24, 2003 7:19:51 PM

Never seen one. Thx for the info.

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