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eMachines EL1850-01e gpu?

kylerKkylerK Posts: 11Member
i found my old emachines el1850-01e and i want to upgrade it. I purchased all the parts i need except a graphics card. is there an official maximum graphics card length and height measurements somewhere? i want to use a gt 710 but idk if itll work

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  • laurent_14laurent_14 Posts: 6,914 Pathfinder
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    Hello,

     

    Yes, you can install a Nvidia GT 710 with 1 or 2Gb DDR3. You'll need a Low Profil graphic board with an active cooling (fan): E.g. MSI GT710

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  • laurent_14laurent_14 Posts: 6,914ACE Pathfinder
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    Hello,

     

    Yes, you can install a Nvidia GT 710 with 1 or 2Gb DDR3. You'll need a Low Profil graphic board with an active cooling (fan): E.g. MSI GT710

  • kylerKkylerK Posts: 11Member
    thank you! now i can buy with confidence
  • kylerKkylerK Posts: 11Member
    so something like that (see link below) would work?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/222255480436

    because it has the fan?
  • Hello,

     

    Yes exactly. This graphic board is shipped with low profil brackets (2 metal parts).

  • kylerKkylerK Posts: 11Member
    i got my gt 710! but how do you take out the brackets on this model? they dont use screws.
  • Hello,

     

    Graphic board from full to low profile:

    • Unscrew the nuts (spacers) of the VGA and DVI connectors
    • Remove the full bracket
    • Mount both low brackets and screw the nuts. That's all.
  • kylerKkylerK Posts: 11Member
    oops! i meant the brackets of the actual computer! sorry for the miscommunication.
  • Hello,

     

    No problems.Smiley Happy These brackets are difficult to remove. You can try to break the 4 metal points by "inserting"  a screw driver in the crosses +. Another solution, it's to cut these metal points with a dremel but you'll have to protect the components. Most of small form factor desktops are like this... no screws.

  • kylerKkylerK Posts: 11Member
    sadly, ive encountered another problem, i installed the card, but the computer displays no image, and i cant find an option in the bios to allow me to use the pci slot. help?
  • Hello,

     

    Did you uninstall the Intel GMA X4500 driver (old VGA driver) before installing the graphic board?

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