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Here's an image of my motherboard (from a dell optiplex 740):

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Will any of these two intel centrino cards fit in here?

  • INTEL CENTRINO ADVANCED-N 6235 (=Mini PCIexpress)

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  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 for Desktop IEEE (=PCI Express x1)

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Check the specifications for your computer. The number of PCI-E slots your computer has is listed there. I can tell you that your motherboard does not support the Mini PCIexpress standard. –  Ramhound Jul 31 '13 at 11:37
    
@Ramhound it mentions a PCI Express x16: 80 Gbps. But isn't that one the one the left of the two grey ones, in use by a card? –  koen Jul 31 '13 at 12:33
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You are indeed correct your only PCI Express x16 slot is being used by a card.` –  Ramhound Jul 31 '13 at 12:37

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If you are referring to the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 for Desktop IEEE (=PCI Express x1), then yes. It can be installed in the Pci-e x16 slot that you have on the motherboard.

You have a Pci-e slot, it is just being used (By graphics card?). As the motherboard has a VGA port, you could use the on board graphics, and swap the card with the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 for Desktop IEEE (=PCI Express x1).

For the INTEL CENTRINO ADVANCED-N 6235 (=Mini PCIexpress), yes, but with a separate adaptor such as this example,

mini pcie

you could use the mini Pci e express. After looking at various models the price range is $10 to $21 US(and up).

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You could, in theory use a mini pcie card with a simple adaptor. You arn't entirely incorrect but if you already have a spare mini pcie card, its worth considering. –  Journeyman Geek Aug 1 '13 at 3:13
    
@JourneymanGeek - well what do you know about that, you are right, there are adaptors. I will edit. Thanks for the good point. –  Carl B Aug 1 '13 at 3:22

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 for Desktop one should fit as your mo-bo should have a PCI-EX x1, but you can't really see it on photo. (Incorrect)

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Thanks for your reply. I've added a full picture of the same motherboard found on the web. –  koen Jul 31 '13 at 12:27
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Although almost all photos on Google for your motherboard do have a PCI-ex x1, having a look at your photo it seems your mobo doesn't have one. So you can't really use them. I guess the mobo has a few versions out there –  Ashtray Jul 31 '13 at 12:34
    
@Alex - the slot in the photo has a card in it. Pci-e slot is there. –  Carl B Jul 31 '13 at 14:24
    
web.amd.com/en-us/partners/dell/docs/opti_740techspecs.pdf the desktop varient has a PCI-e x1 connector, the mini tower varient dosen't. Curious really. –  Journeyman Geek Aug 1 '13 at 3:16
    
@Carl B, do you really have to mention it if it's already IN USE? Of course it's there, you won't find a desktop mother without a PCI-ex nowadays :) –  Ashtray Aug 1 '13 at 7:37

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