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Old 06-20-2005, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an HP Media Center Photosmart PC m7060n and I wanted to put a PCIe graphics card in it but I opened it up and didn't see one inside. I heard on another forum that it does have one but there's no connector. Well, I think I have to get a new motherboard with a PCIe x16 port in it and I'm not exactly sure what to get, if I even can upgrade, if it will fit the case, and how much it will cost. If anyone can help me find a motherboard that will fit my needs or if they can tell me anything it would help me out greatly. Here is a link to a page about my current motherboard:

I think this might be a good one:

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Old 06-21-2005, 12:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't have a PCI-Express slot. You DID, but HP removed it. If you look at your MoBo diagrams, you'll see all those silver 'pins' above your white PCI slots; that used to be a PCI-E slot.

To fit your case, the MoBo must be the following:

- Socket T (LGA 775)
- Micro-ATX
- Support P4 Prescotts

The board you chose won't fit; it's not Micro-ATX.

Bear in mind that you are currently running on integrated video. If the new MoBo you buy doesn't have an integrated video card, then you'll have to wait to buy a PCI-Express graphics card before installing the MoBo. I ran a search through newegg, and this came up as the only compatible board (try running your own search though):

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Old 06-21-2005, 01:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow that looks perfect. It supports Intel Integrated Graphics 900 which is the same as I have now and has a PCiE x16 port. Thanks for putting your time into doing this.
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