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Elite Desk 705 G2 MT 8750b - Upgrade video card to Raedon 270x

Greetings all,

In an effort to upgrade my EliteDesk 705, I have added 16GB of memory, making 24GB total, and now looking to upgrade my GPU.

I upgraded my Power supply, to a semi-modular 650 watt unit, from the stock 280-watt, and purchased a Raedon R9 270x 2gb video card.

One little issue, the GPU is kinda big. When installed, it hits the motherboard plug for the USB 3.0 front plug-in.

It will install fine if I remove the USB plug on the motherboard.

The computer seems to work fine without the USB plug installed and personally there are 2 more 3.0 plugs on the back with some additional 2.0's, so, I do not need the front 3.0 USB's.

When I start the computer, I get a 'warning' beep and a message "41A - Front USB 2 not connected".  After the message displays , I simply hit enter and the computer goes on to run normally.

My Questions: 

1. Is it OK to run the computer like this, with the front USB 3.0's unplugged?

2. If OK, is there a way to stop the "41A - unplugged" notice?

Thank You in Advance,


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