Solved removing video card

June 24, 2011 at 08:39:01
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hey i have a few computers that i wanted to make into one. i want to take my video card out of my emachines t5254 and put it in my hp a510e. first, is this possible, second, after i open the unit, which one is the video card and how do i remove it? i also tried to take the ram out of the emachines and put it in the hp but it wont fit. so i was thinking maybe the one in my old compaq 7462 will fit the hp. the point of all this is to be able to upgrade my HP with Win XP to Win 7.

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June 24, 2011 at 13:45:42
It's difficult to help when you're posting all over the place. Stick to ONE thread!

The Compaq shouldn't even be part of this discussion. It's over 10 yrs old & there's nothing in it that's compatible with the eMachines. Here's the specs:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bi...

The specs to the other machines are in response # 2. The HP is not a good candidate for Win7. WinXP is the limit for that system. The eMachines is the only option. As I've stated in all your threads - you need to figure out what's wrong & fix it. If you need parts (power supply for example), you're going to have to buy them because the other systems parts aren't going to work (too old). But if you don't take the time to troubleshoot, you may end up replacing a lot of parts that don't need replacing before you finally hit on the one that does need replacing.



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June 24, 2011 at 10:47:10
Ddr2 stick will not fit into ddr or ddr3 slot. Agp video card will not fit into PCIe x16 slot. Check the system specs then compare.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#2
June 24, 2011 at 11:19:35
The eMachines T5254 has integrated graphics & uses DDR2 memory. It also has a PCIe x8 slot for a graphics card. Were does the monitor cable connect?

http://www.emachines.com/products/p...

The HP Pavilion a510e is a much older system. The RAM (DDR) & video card are NOT swappable between the 2 systems.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

The Presario 7462 is even older. It uses PC133 SDR memory. Stick with the eMachines & dump the other 2.


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#3
June 24, 2011 at 11:26:06
but the hp runs perfect since i just did a system recovery and wiped it. the emachines shuts off when i turn it on.

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#4
June 24, 2011 at 11:28:32
The eMachines is a modern system with a decent CPU & DDR2 memory. The HP is old, the Compaq is ancient. Concentrate on fixing the eMachines. Shutting down generally means the CPU is overheating or the power supply is overloaded - figure out which it is & fix it!

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#5
June 24, 2011 at 11:35:10
First I want to thank you for your help and response.

so can i use the power supply from the compaq in the emachines?

can i just take one out and put the other one in and start up?


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#6
June 24, 2011 at 11:39:05
"so can i use the power supply from the compaq in the emachines?"

No! Absolutely not! The Compaq is ancient. You know what that means, right? Old, outdated, antique, etc? It's completely different than your modern eMachines system & the parts are NOT compatible!

You don't even know if the power supply is the problem, do you? What have you done to troubleshoot so far?


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#7
June 24, 2011 at 11:41:41
tried to get help online. was told its the power supply

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June 24, 2011 at 11:52:17
right now when i try to turn it on the monitor light comes on when i power on the computer but the screen stays black

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June 24, 2011 at 13:45:42
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It's difficult to help when you're posting all over the place. Stick to ONE thread!

The Compaq shouldn't even be part of this discussion. It's over 10 yrs old & there's nothing in it that's compatible with the eMachines. Here's the specs:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bi...

The specs to the other machines are in response # 2. The HP is not a good candidate for Win7. WinXP is the limit for that system. The eMachines is the only option. As I've stated in all your threads - you need to figure out what's wrong & fix it. If you need parts (power supply for example), you're going to have to buy them because the other systems parts aren't going to work (too old). But if you don't take the time to troubleshoot, you may end up replacing a lot of parts that don't need replacing before you finally hit on the one that does need replacing.


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