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04-12-2011 04:46 PM
Hello! I bought my Hp elite e9300z not too long ago, and after purchasing a new 500w power supply, I'm just about to upgrade my graphics card to a gtx 460. I've read various reviews of the card, and from what I understand, the card takes up 2 'slots', I have no idea what on earth that means, let alone if I have the room.
Any help is deeply appreciated!
04-12-2011 06:23 PM
The typical NVIDIA GTX460 will fit in your PC if the slot adjacent to the PCI-E x16 slot is vacant. Please review the motherboard specifications for the e9300z. The GTX 460 only uses one PCI-E x16 slot.
However, there is at least one model on the GTX 460 that is single slot width but the card is 11" long which might be a problem in your PC. Open up your PC and do some measuring and see if a 11" card will fit while allowing room for power cables that fit on the end of the card.
You will need to replace your power supply to support the GTX 460 as the power supply in the e9300z is only 350 watts.
The Corsair CX500 will do the job while allowing for some extra wattage.
BTW, I am using the typical width GTX 460 and a Corsair power supply