Expanding the system
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With the system unit cover removed, the space for
expansion cards will be visible. It is on the left side of
the system unit behind the activity indicators and the
volume control. Use the illustration below to help you
identify this area.
At the rear of the area are three metal blanking plates,
one for each expansion card slot. These plates cover
slots in the rear of the system unit which will be used
by expansion cards.
At the front of the area are three guides. These ensure
that the front edge of any full length ISA card is
The blanking plates described above are each secured
by a screw. Using the following guidelines decide in
which of the available slots you wish to install the card,
then remove the appropriate blanking plate.
In general it is easiest to start with the lowest slot
and work towards the top, but there a few exceptions:
a. If you are installing a PCI card it must go in the top
b. If you are installing an ISA video card which uses
the video feature connector on the motherboard then
it is best to install the card in the lowest slot.
c. If you are installing a drive controller card that you
want to connect to a drive in the 5.25" drive bay, then
it is easiest to install it in the top slot.