I have an emachines G640, it has an unused socket on the motherboard near the memory

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The socket in question appears 'tall' compared to the width of the connector, the connect has 8 pins + 18 ( I think its 18 but my eyesight isnt great). No label I can see on the mother board. Looks like it might be ogp14 or ogpi4 on the plastic of the socket itself.  I have circled it on this picture of the motherboard from one of these machines.
If it is a route to an upgrade I might be interested in doing it but I cant find paperwork saying what it is.

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  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,956 Trailblazer
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    It looks like a Mini PCIe slot like the one holding your WiFi card. Likely for adding a SSD to the system.
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  • davehitchman63
    davehitchman63 Member Posts: 3 New User
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    I will let you know, as its fairly cheap I have ordered an SSD and will pop it in and see if it is useful. Good thought!
  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,956 Trailblazer
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    Please let us know. :)
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  • davehitchman63
    davehitchman63 Member Posts: 3 New User
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    I popped an SSD in, I dont 'see it' anywhere, not bios not OS (linux), maybe it still needs formatting or something to be visible and if anyone has a clue how to when none of the system tools are showing it then I would be happy to hear from you.
    On the other hand while in there I swapped out my 2GB ram for an 8GB ram - apparently bigger than many of the specs say works, and now the bios reports 12gb (8+4) and so does the OS... so happy about that!