[olug] Disappointment and a question ...
olug at unfy.org
Wed May 28 19:03:17 CDT 2014
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On 5/28/2014 10:42 AM, Aric Aasgaard wrote:
> I was wondering how you got an R9 270 into a Vostro 460.
> .....and I see you got the one Gigabyte card that would fit
> 1 at 2,26
> .....that has to be frustrating.
The 290 is a tight fit, cables really don't fit between it and the drive
cage :D. It was a known issue, and I'm not above replacing the case.
> I don't have a PCIe 3 card that will fit. The closest I have is an HD7470
> (PCI 2.1) and it works.
> Did you update the BIOS?
> I know you got a new board on the way, I just like solving problems.
I am running A06, yes. I dunno if I will attempt to put a gateway or
msi BIOS on the board, beat it with a hammer, or try to sell it for
$10. Given the onboard nic is dead - its prolly hammer time.
While Gigabyte was retarded about insisting on PCIe 3.0 in the tech
support thing, I think it's a moot point since the 290 works perfectly
fine in the nForce 630i (which is either 1.x or 2.x ?).
It will be BIOS related for sure. Someone had a similar setup with a
sapphire 290 card in either a dell or gateway board, and sapphire sent
them a new bios that worked fine. Other threads mention that a bios
update on the gateway board fixes the problem. Lastly, there's a
bitcoin miner video card bios (undervolts the card a bit) that also has
the uefi section dummied out for booting issues.
> Part of the reason I use a fairly large case is to prevent issues like
> this. I've had an Antec 900c case for years. If I replace it, I might even
> go with a larger case next time.
I've gotten to the point where I don't wanna fuck with computers anymore
heh. It better "just work". I don't really tinker or anything
anymore. Before the i7 2600, it was a 478 pentium d. Before that, an
Athlon XP ~2ghz. Yes, I was happily using a Mac for a while, but it
As such, if I get a computer cheap (as the vostro was) and it does what
I need, I'm happy. I've just recently decided needed more gaming
oomf... thus the current issues and knowing I may have to replace the
case possibly heh. Dunno if I would have went big or about the same
size or what.
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