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D410PT mITX MoBo doesn't detect video card. Limitations?

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I built a mini PC a few years ago using a D410PT mITX MoBo. Works fine, however, I need to add a video card as the on board VGA will no longer do.

Unfortunately, the old MoBo only has a single PCI (not PCIe) slot, so I must use an old style video card. I purchased a GeForce 6600GS, but the computer didn't even detect it. I believe it was because it required more power than the D410's PCI slot can provide.

So, before I waste any more money, can anyone tell me what are the physical restrictions to use a PCI video card with this MoBo? I need something with at least DVI support. I can always provide extra power to a card that needs it (though its PSU is only 300watts. I can go bigger if necessary.)

TIA.

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Electrical considerations

"The board is designed to provide 2 A (average) of +5 V current for the PCI Conventional slot. The total +5 V current draw for the PCI Conventional expansion slot (total load) must not exceed 2 A." (page 52)

You can also check Mechanical Considerations / Form Factor in page 51.

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/18358/eng/D410PT_TechProdSpec02.pdf http://downloadmirror.intel.com/18358/eng/D410PT_TechProdSpec02.pdf

You may need to consider the graphics card power supply requirements or updating the BIOS.

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Electrical considerations

"The board is designed to provide 2 A (average) of +5 V current for the PCI Conventional slot. The total +5 V current draw for the PCI Conventional expansion slot (total load) must not exceed 2 A." (page 52)

You can also check Mechanical Considerations / Form Factor in page 51.

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/18358/eng/D410PT_TechProdSpec02.pdf http://downloadmirror.intel.com/18358/eng/D410PT_TechProdSpec02.pdf

You may need to consider the graphics card power supply requirements or updating the BIOS.

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Thank you. This is helpful. But 2Amps, 5Volts seems awfully restrictive for a video card.

By any chance is there a list of compatible video cards for the 410 someplace?

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I am afraid there is none available for this model.

It might be possible a lower consumption graphics card works better.

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