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M55 8808 PCI E card?

2008-12-27, 2:09 AM


I want to buy an Asus EN8400GS graphics card which supports PCI-E 1 and 2

According to the specs on my M55 it states supports  PCI-E 1X so thought it should fit??

however after looking at  riser card the PCI E has 5 small slots and  states PCIe 1X-ADD2-R slot

Looks nothing like a PCIe 1X slot. Why do the specs state it supports PCIe 1X??

If it wont work can you tell me if the riser card can be replaced to support card and what part number would be?



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Re: M55 8808 PCI E card?

2009-01-23, 21:31 PM

I just found this today.


It applies but may not be the solution you want.


Best regards,


Mike Lynch


Lenovo ThinkCentre Video Connection Graphics Adapter - add-on interface board ( 73P2516 ) I tried to add a photo which clearly identifies the five insertion points on the Black Slot on the Riser Card but it will not work. Search with the 73P2516 Part Number and hopefully you will come up with the same photo I did.



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Re: M55 8808 PCI E card?

2011-03-08, 13:46 PM

I ordered a PCIe 1x graphics card for this same machine going on the spec sheet; the card looks the same as normal PCIe (16x) but much shorter for the second slot.


It fits in the first two of the slots in the riser card and powers up fine; however I can't get windows to see it. So does anybody know for sure if this machine supports PCIe 1x (as per the spec sheet) or not (as I'm seeing) and is there any way I can get it working?


Any help much appreciated.


Thanks, Alex

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