Need help installing a graphics card

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#1 Posted by NintendoGamer3 (2848 posts) -

I need a new graphics card, I have a ATI Radeon 3200 HD, and I was told to go for an AMD 7750 with my price range and such. Here it is:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121633

I opened up my computer, and looked inside. and found where it would install, (The long black one, I think it's called a PCI Express x16 or something?) But I have no opening in the back to plug the DVI in.. It's closed off, which makes me think my computer isn't even upgradable.. Could I just put it in, and plug it in with the VGA? Or would that not work? Could I somehow force-break a part to open it and plug it in? xD It's just a wall with no clip off areas or anything.

Here are pictures of what it looks like inside, to help you try to figure it out.

http://imgur.com/a/209XD

Need help! Thanks guys.

#2 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7610 posts) -

Ummm, used a flathead to take out the backplates they should be detachable.

#3 Posted by kai_311 (444 posts) -
Those are called expansion slot cover, it can be snap off when installing a video card. Since that 7750 is a single slot, you only need to snap one cover. Make sure to snap the one closest to the PCI-E x16.
#4 Posted by NintendoGamer3 (2848 posts) -
Where do I snap it off? It's molded into the full back of the tower. And I don't see screws anywhere near it that would be related to it.
#5 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7610 posts) -

Where do I snap it off? It's molded into the full back of the tower. And I don't see screws anywhere near it that would be related to it.NintendoGamer3

Just snap it off from the inside and snap theres the inside with a screw then get your hand to pull it once is lose. It should be I guess perforated so it will snap off.

#6 Posted by spittis (1875 posts) -

It can be a screw (picture 1) or some kind of clip system (pic 2).

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asdwa

#7 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

my buddy dave has gopt ur back and no.. they arent permanently attached you can remove them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9x097QRXeA

#8 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -
Make sure your power supply is powerful enough to support the card!
#9 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23823 posts) -

It can be a screw (picture 1) or some kind of clip system (pic 2).

asd

asdwa

spittis
Those are some really nice drawings.