Its hard for me to let go the notion from my old workplace, if we don't
have it... cobble something together to make it. One of those very
things for MANY of the times was low profile cards. Forgive me for
pointing into directions that aren't exactly the recommended answer.
I've been known to display bouts of "haphazardness" when considering
solutions for such problems, that's the fun of computers! Do we buy a
new motherboard or do we simply replace the blown capacitors? Most techs
are taught the right way (replace the motherboard) but again I have had
past contradictions in orders. I think every question on my A+
Certification test I had to say (no Tyler, what way are you SUPPOSED to
do this) haha.
So to sum this whole thing up, its probably the best idea to take
Brian's advice on the matter. When it comes to Best Buy, however, do NOT
listen to Geek Squad's advice... they in fact know very little.
(Oh and I meant "too" expensive... sorry about the grammar)
On 2/8/2010 2:17 PM, Cummings, Brian wrote:
> Yes, Tyler, we love halfassing parts.
> $30 will not kill anybody's budget, and when you account for shipping,
> it evens out anyhow, especially if there's a problem.
> -Brian Cummings
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Tyler Whitney
> Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 1:10 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: NIC
> I would not want to go Best Buy for such an item, way to expensive.
> I'd suggest Newegg low profile network card right here:
> My first recommendation would be to modify the flange of a normal sized
> PCI network card to fit a low profile system, I've done this before
> fairly easily. Either take the flange off of an old-non essential low
> profile PCI card and attach it to normal sized network card, it will
> work just the same. I've done it plenty of times in the past.
> On 2/8/2010 12:54 PM, Cummings, Brian wrote:
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