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Dimension 3000, PCI Express

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Anonymous
May 20, 2005 6:25:12 PM

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Could some one tell me whether I can use a PCI Express video card in this
computer instead of what it comes with? I f I can, how would I disable the
existing one and point to the new one when the computer boots? Sorry, I am
doing this for the first time. Thanks........BJ
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 6:52:37 PM

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No. The 3000 is a budget system - no PCI Express, no AGP. The video
can be upgraded, but only with a PCI card, which will limit you to low
to mid range video chipsets.



Brian J wrote:
> Could some one tell me whether I can use a PCI Express video card in this
> computer instead of what it comes with? I f I can, how would I disable the
> existing one and point to the new one when the computer boots? Sorry, I am
> doing this for the first time. Thanks........BJ
>
>
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 7:07:05 PM

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Thanks, one other question, can I use a PCI Express card in an old Dimension
4100? Thanks.........BJ

"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:VQmje.1462$H24.65@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com...
> No. The 3000 is a budget system - no PCI Express, no AGP. The video can
> be upgraded, but only with a PCI card, which will limit you to low to mid
> range video chipsets.
>
>
>
> Brian J wrote:
>> Could some one tell me whether I can use a PCI Express video card in this
>> computer instead of what it comes with? I f I can, how would I disable
>> the existing one and point to the new one when the computer boots?
>> Sorry, I am doing this for the first time. Thanks........BJ
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Anonymous
May 20, 2005 8:30:23 PM

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Brian J wrote:

> Thanks, one other question, can I use a PCI Express card in an old Dimension
> 4100? Thanks.........BJ

No. PCI-E is a new technology.

Bob
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 9:15:20 PM

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Nope. The 4100 has an AGP4X slot.

Among the Dimensions, only the 4700, 8400 and the newer Dimension-XPS
(Gen3, 4, 5) have PCI-Ex socket.


Brian J wrote:
> Thanks, one other question, can I use a PCI Express card in an old Dimension
> 4100? Thanks.........BJ
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