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    PC Help needed Please

    Just bought this server

    hotukdeals.com/ite…-2-

    Went and bought a PCI sound card but it will not fit in the PCI slot. The sound card has a notch in it as does the pci slot but they are at the opposite ends when i try to insert the soundcard. Any ideas what i need to get now ?

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    sounds like you have bought a pci-e sound card, they are not backward compatible with pci or it is pci and you are trying to fit it in a pci-e slot....

    Original Poster

    Sound card with notch pointed out it's just normal PCI

    ]http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5405/13781032jh1.th.jpg

    ]http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/6321/18122008158eu6.th.jpg PCI Slot

    Looking at the other PC the pci slots in it have the notch at the other end...so what pci slot is this ?

    Standard pci slot:thumbsup:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Pci-slots.jpg

    Sizing chart

    http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/cooldrives/sata-pci-express-pci-card.jpg

    Original Poster

    i know what a standard pci slot is and looks like as i stated above.....what pci slot do i have then ??

    Original Poster

    ok so mine must be pci-x then ???

    Original Poster

    you left out the pci-x 8x slot

    old school board with end isa slot

    http://www.dmccormick.org/pictures/motherboard.jpg

    Original Poster

    from the sizing chart it looks like the PCI-X slot has the notch at the oppsite end ??? Can i buy a PCI-X sound card or Wireless Card ?

    http://common.ziffdavisinternet.com/encyclopedia_images/AMR.GIF

    ACR Card???:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    so i need ACR ??

    talk to me pls....pics not helping much

    Original Poster

    will have a look and see if i can find something thank you

    Original Poster

    still not any help...sorry
    now i go looking for another motherboard that will fit this CPU
    Third-Generation Opteron 1352 / 2.1 GHz ( Quad-Core )

    Left4Dead;3802334

    so i need ACR ??talk to me pls....pics not helping much



    yes :thumbsup:

    esq3585;3802376

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    fkn brilliant lol

    Just take the plate off the card, and plug it in backwards.

    Left4Dead;3802426

    still not any help...sorrynow i go looking for another motherboard that … still not any help...sorrynow i go looking for another motherboard that will fit this CPUThird-Generation Opteron 1352 / 2.1 GHz ( Quad-Core )



    Is it just a soundcard that you are looking for to fit this server?

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    Meangreenie;3802444

    Just take the plate off the card, and plug it in backwards.



    HAHA...


    OP i remember this coming up before with a similar server.... try to search as general as you can in deals ie prolient sp?? or whaever to pull up the threads....

    Original Poster

    yes just a sound card as i just bought a usb wireless

    Original Poster

    maybe i should just get a usb sound card and be sorted...it's only for the kids so i am trying to do it as cheaply as possible.....right now i am still under £200 for a quad core PC which isn't bad

    mind you that this quad core cpu alone sells for £150

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    Left4Dead;3802471

    yes just a sound card as i just bought a usb wireless



    amazon.co.uk/LIN…1-4

    this?

    Original Poster

    imranmaz;3802500

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-USB-2-0-Audio-Adapter/dp/B000QY2G2U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1229630112&sr=1-4this?


    sorted....nice job and thanks for all who helped

    if its pci-x then you can use later version pci cards just align with the back and forget the notch, you will need to check the voltage on your sound card is 3.3 or lower
    google pci-x

    Original Poster

    will go get this one tomorrow

    maplin.co.uk/Mod…636

    and take this other one back to pcworld

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    maddogb;3801996

    sounds like you have bought a pci-e sound card, they are not backward … sounds like you have bought a pci-e sound card, they are not backward compatible with pci or it is pci and you are trying to fit it in a pci-e slot....


    can you get pci-e sound cards? :?

    Original Poster

    yes but i dont know if there's enough room to put one in because of the graphics card....if you look at me pic you will see how much room is there...milimeters

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    might sound dumb, but you have checked the MB doesnt have onboard sound?

    Original Poster

    yes i have checked.....it's a server pc and has no onboard sound

    Original Poster

    all sorted now except some drivers that i cant find for xp but sound and wireless all working

    This is a common problem for servers, the way to do it, which obviously isn't for the faint hearted, is to cut out the notch in the slot on the motherboard, and the sound card will then fit :thumbsup:

    peodude;3820568

    This is a common problem for servers, the way to do it, which obviously … This is a common problem for servers, the way to do it, which obviously isn't for the faint hearted, is to cut out the notch in the slot on the motherboard, and the sound card will then fit :thumbsup:



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