Trinidad Riser

Discussion in 'Computer Accessories' started by Shinnen, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Shinnen

    Shinnen Member

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    Hi,
    I have what it called a Trinidad Riser card in my S51 Thinkcentre. It has two slots, one white and one back. The board says "PCIe 1x-ADD2-R SLOT" I'm wondering if I can use the black slot for a video card, something faster than the onboard card. I already have a 3com ethernet card in the white (PCIe) slot.
    Thanks,
    ..... john
    P.S. I'm using Windows xp
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately, you would be better off getting a newer system. What you have available is a pci and pcie x1 slot and I'm thinking you need a low profile card. The white slot is the pci slot and the black should be the pcie slot. Without seeing the motherboard, would be hard to tell though.
     
  3. Shinnen

    Shinnen Member

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    Hi John,
    Here's a picture of the board.
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  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    The white one is a pci slot and the black one is a pci express slot. Only problem I see is that the interface is pci it seems. Not sure how well adding a pcie video card will be. My question would be with using the riser card, do you have a slot on the case to be able to put a video card?
     
  5. Shinnen

    Shinnen Member

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    Hi john,
    I can install the card, but every one I've tried causes the system not to boot. I've read, since I posted, that the PSU on this computer, is too low a rating to run an add on card. So, it looks like a waste of time.
    Thanks,
    .... john
     
  6. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    What card are you trying to install?
     
  7. Shinnen

    Shinnen Member

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    Hi John,
    I've tried several old cards I have here, and the computer would not boot after putting any of them in.
    But, I've scrapped my efforts to get this thing (Thinkcentre) to run at any kind of acceptable speed, and have gone
    back to my old Asus p42e, which seems to run alright, for now.
    Thanks for your help.
    ...... john
     

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