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soldering PCIe slot

post #1 of 42
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hello,

i have a stock mainboard from ibm. the motherboard does not have a pci-e slot but it has the "holes". can i solder a pci-e slot into the hole?

the reason is that the onboard graphics kind of suck. does not support glass in vista. so i want to solder a pci-e slot so that i can mount a graphics card.
post #2 of 42
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hello,

i have a stock mainboard from ibm. the motherboard does not have a pci-e slot but it has the "holes". can i solder a pci-e slot into the hole?

the reason is that the onboard graphics kind of suck. does not support glass in vista. so i want to solder a pci-e slot so that i can mount a graphics card.
you might be able to, but it'd be all but impossible to do by hand.

u'd probably be better off getting a new mobo and see if u could fit it in there w/ a new GPU. also you have to worry about PSU constraints on prebuilt systems...
post #3 of 42
In short...... NO!
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post #4 of 42
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In short...... NO!
why not? will it fry the chipsets??
post #5 of 42
i'd suggest you pick up a pci GPU. they're are a few decent ones out there...
post #6 of 42
Erm, you solder it. Then you lay down the lines inside the board. Then you reprogram the BIOS/Chipset.

Have i made my point yet?
post #7 of 42
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kind of expensive here in singapore and not a very wide range. a fx5200 is SGD140 which is about USD80.
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kind of expensive here in singapore and not a very wide range. a fx5200 is SGD140 which is about USD80.
oh... didnt realize u were in singapore :/

hmmm, u have a point.

well, then i'd go for a new mobo. cheapest 1 u can find that's compatible w/ pci-e...
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Erm, you solder it. Then you lay down the lines inside the board. Then you reprogram the BIOS/Chipset.

Have i made my point yet?
the bios itself allows me to choose to boot pcie/onboard or onboard/pcie first.
post #10 of 42
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the bios itself allows me to choose to boot pcie/onboard or onboard/pcie first.
so the solder points are probably connected to the NB then... cool. if u feel confident in your soldering skills, and can live w/o the machine if u kill the mobo(not being mean, speaking from experience), than shoot!
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