I just ordered a GeForce 6200 for my PC, but I can't even put it in my computer because the slots are backwards! That, or I'm doing something really stupid. A normal PCI slot (from the outside of the computer to the inside) goes from a long slot to a small one, correct? Well, this card does the opposite - it goes from small to long. The only way I'll be able to put it in is to have all the plugs for the monitor and such inside the computer. Can anyone help me with my problem??
Assuming you're not trying to put an AGP card in a PCI slot, you may have an 8x AGP card and a motherboard with an older 2x/4x slot. I may have the 4x on the wrong side of the divide, but you get the general idea. They run at different voltages.
well, I guess my next question would have to be - is there anything I can do to make this card work? The card I have is a Geforce 6200 and from what I can see, you can't get it in anything other then PCI-Express. I guess what I'm wondering, is is it possible to get a PCI-Express slot for my computer, how would I go about doing that, and how much would it cost me? If it helps, all I know is that I have a few PCI and ISA slots.
Post your specs. Use Everest Home Edition to get the cpu and motherboard at the link I gave you.
To get a PCI-E slot, you need one of the new motherboards, and you'll undoubtedly need a new cpu as well, and possibly memory.
I can't find any models on Dell's site that match your model #. Most likely the # is different for the computer and the motherboard and their lists are for the computer.
However, it seems likely your computer has no AGP slot, just onboard video, and uses SDRAM.
Your options are Shervie2's advice: sell or exchange, or build or have a new computer built around your new card.