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4700c Video Card

  • I've already searched the forums for 4700c video cards, but I'd just like to be sure about something specific to a new video card I ordered (and just received):
     
    The GeForce FX 5200 card does not fit into the Dell Dimension 4700c. The instruction manual for the card says explicitly that "the [video card slots] may be black ISA slots to which you should not insert your card". The 4700c has such slots, and, from what I see, no other. When I noticed this, holding the card in my hand, I felt like an idiot -- every time I had looked at my system specs, it had said that I had a chipset, never a video card. My question is, how could I install a video card onto my computer? The GeForce FX 5200, I've been told, is compatible with my specs, so this is somewhat disturbing to me. I was wondering if there were some sort of offboard expansion equipment, so that I wouldn't have to return my card and find another one.
     
    Thank you in advance.
     
     
  • 4700c is a small case requiring a half height or sometimes called low profile video card.  Not the full height card.  It also has to be a 16x pci-express version, and not the pci nor agp slot version.  That 5200 card you have is a pci slot card, not a pci-express. It won't fit.  Its also very old and slow, and you can do better....
     
     
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700c/en/SM/techov.htm#wp1052632  This is a link to your systems diagram.  Click on it, than scroll down to the motherboard layout.  You will see the pci-express slot so labeled down to the right side.  Its the longer dark one. 
     
     
     
    Dim 4400
    2.6 Ghz 400 FSB
    1 Gb 2100 DDR memory
    Windows XP Home
    120 Gb Seargate 7,200 drive
    24 inch 2407 WFP
    XFX 7800 GS O/C AGP
    16x DVD-R
    Symantec Internet Security 2007
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    You should post your issues in the appropriate forum board, where other members may have an answer for you. Thank you

    Message Edited by SR45 on 12-16-200602:20 PM

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  • Thank you, SR45 -- I'm in the process of looking into the 7300 GS card you mentioned.
  • Let us know if you need further assistance and good luck

    Banchetto 101 Case-Less System

    http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6640/295gtx.jpg 

     

    eVGA 780i Mobo

    eVGA 295 GTX Video

    8 Gb Corsair Memory

    Thermaltake TRUE Black CPU Cooler

    VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD

    Windows 7 RC 7100