by tom joes - 9/9/12 9:52 AM
Please move this to the appropriate board. I bought two used mobos complete with cpu, memory, and VRM. Only missing item was the APG video card, or so I thought. The APG slot on a DELL board is GREEN, same length as a PCI, set back from the rear. This board and a PRECISION 330, which seems to be identical, use a BROWN video slot I believe is called a PCI-E slot. I do not have a video card for that board. These board were said to be from a OPTIPLEX GX400, and a PRECISION 330. Yet I do not think the were by the presence of the longer video slot. Also they will NOT power on using the power board #3505D. Do these use the power board 88RXM? The power connector is the typical GRAY 16 pin 2 rows of 8. The 4600 and 4700 apparently use a smaller BLUE 6 0r 8 pin connector with the same longer video slot. These facts seem to be contradictory. Is it possible that these4 boards are a newer vintage? Can a PCI video card be used in a PCI-E slot> I have a pci video card coming and a 88RXM power board coming on the off chance that the 88 switch will power these boards, Than I will use the PCI card as opposed to the E card. I do not wish to buy a different card if a PCI card will work. It has in the past in an 8100 board. Please provide advice and guidence with specific names, models/part numbers web sites and explain this in terms I can understand. Perhaps these are not the board models I think they are. On EBAY I have seen these boards with both the GREEN and BROWN slots called the 4H665 optiplex gx400 board. Cannot be both. Can it? Revision?