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trying to install a graphics/video card


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learning15

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Hi, I have a Compaq 6010US and recently have decided I wanted to upgrade my graphics card. I just bought an ATI Radeon 9550 Video Card (AGP). The problem is, when I try to install it into the AGP slot, it keeps hitting against something, which doesn't allow me to actually put it in. I don't know too much about the inside of computers, but it looks like there is some sort of "lock" surrounding the AGP slot that might be interfering, but I don't know for sure. I have tried to take it off (not pulling too hard, though) but it doesn't move. Any help on how to install this would really be appreciated. I have been trying to get it to work all day, and have been through all the internet guides and but none of them mention this. I have included a picture of the thing surrounding the slot (It is black and has a tab at the end).
http://img221.images...cture005ey3.jpg (if you zoom in you can see it really well)
http://img147.images...cture012ov6.jpg

Thanks.
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That's the retaining clip to stop the card from working loose. When you install the card, you should be able to pull the little clip back, slide the card in and then it holds the card in place, and you secure it at the back of the case.
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Yes, Neil Jones is correct. Just look towards the back of the AGP slot and you will see a small plastic pin. It is spring loaded and just needs to be pulled back slightly to release the card. Same thing for installing a new one. Pull it back slightly to clear the slot, install the card, then release the pin.
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Hey thanks for the replies. I was finally able to install it and its working fine.
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haha sry just a small suggestion, i kinda noticed the amount of dust accumulated in your case. It would greatly improve cooling and prolong the life of your computer if you cleaned it out. a can of compressed air will do wonders, of course tis just a suggestion u may choose to ignore it completely.
Anyways glad you can install that agp card and have fun
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