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post #1 of 17
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Hmm, recieved my gfx card today, and When I got home frmo school, I went to fit it, but it wont go into the pci e slot because, the metal bit at the end (with the dvi connections) on, theres a sticky out bit on that that keeps hitting my motherboard and stops me from getting the card into the slot fully.

Help please?

Case: Antec 900
Mobo: evga nforce 680i a1
gfx: evga 8800gts 512mb

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 17
hmm... is there anyway you can post a picture of what its hitting. the 680i isnt suppose to interfer with gfx cards.
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post #3 of 17
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HERE

There is the image of the thing on the card, and I cant get a picture of the board right now, but that bit hits the board itself.

*The silver bit, not the connector*
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post #4 of 17
that should just slide right behind the motherboard between the case, keep trying to get it in there, but dont force it. does it look bent?
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Originally Posted by GI_Manny View Post
that should just slide right behind the motherboard between the case, keep trying to get it in there, but dont force it. does it look bent?
Hmm ok, thanks, ill keep trying. And no it dosnt look / isnt bent.

Ill post back later
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post #6 of 17
Yeah, that bit that you're referring to is normal with ANY kind of expansion card. It fits between the motherboard and the case. It'll fit , don't worry. Just don't FORCE it in there...you may break something.
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post #7 of 17
I had an awful time with my old X1600 Pro. I had trouble everytime (both installing and uninstalling) getting that metal tab to sit just behind the motherboard and still have the VGA port clear the PCI bracket.

I'm to the point where I believe that all manufacturers should put a slight bend in that area. Even a couple of degrees would be nice.
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post #8 of 17
one of my GTSs came bent so you may have to fiddle with it to get it to go in.
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post #9 of 17
My sound card had the same problem, I had to bend the tab out a little bit to get it to fit.
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post #10 of 17
What mobo and case have you got?

I have a right pain getting mine in. Took me ages
    
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