I was sweating bullets…. If you get a chance comment here and let me know how it works. This site uses cookies. I just got a black screen, and that was it. Comment by david — November 30, 9: Can anybody post the picture of how it should look like after the notches are cut? Reset Post Submit Post.

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I will try it someday, when the Dell SC is out of warranty!

Thanks for the great info…. I made sure to install all the Windows Server drivers right after the XP installs for the hardware.

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I have not tried to run any tests to determine the speed of the video card,…. So people basically viideo the desktop system with the card videoo their choice for a lot less money.

Comment by muchgooder — November 29, 8: Comment by rturner — November 18, 7: I had to be very careful not to bend any pins that were next to the first notch.

I just successful cut away the SLOT4. You did well to buy the Xto-X8 Adapter. Had to reboot Vista after the new CPU was detected. Thanks for the super informative post. Comment by ross — January 3, 3: Comment by Anoop — October 22, 9: Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. I seem to have lost my digital camera, or I would upload some pictures for those that asked. I was asked to install a video card. I was sweating bullets….


Comment by ray ocw — October 2, 4: Also this can be done with a box cutter if you are careful. Bobby, Thanks for the picture and correcting the cart type.

I used a hot wood burning tool with an exacto knife attachement for the job,…. It is correctly described as a PCIe x4 slot in the Dell literature, so we were not lied to.

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BTW all I did to the slot is cut the end piece off and the card fit beautifully. Using needle nose pliers with my little hooks, I eventually resurected the pin. I should have waited for an adapter… John.

I confirm — brand new gfgs with little hardware hack cut in two places, 3 pins width on both sides viceo x8 slot works with x1 speed and in x4 slot works with x4 speed. It fits perfectly in the x4 PCIe slot, no problems with its heatsink. For your information, we used a Stanley and a gas cooker to cut out the bridge-dividers.


I was actually just fixin to try the same hack on my because I did it with success on a sc some time ago. Trackback by utility knife blade — April 2, 3: Lori in Minneapolis Send questions via e-mail to askamy tribune.

Comment by Paul Rowlands — February 2, 2: Did that fix too! Comment by shekhar — August 3, The only remaining problem yet to be fixed is finding a driver for the onboard NIC. Comment by david — December 30, 7: