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Got another problem. I got the motherboard installed with no problem. But the pci x16 slot doesnt line up with the slot on my case. My 8800GTS wont fit.
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Got another problem. I got the motherboard installed with no problem. But the pci x16 slot doesnt line up with the slot on my case. My 8800GTS wont fit.
have you actually tried putting the 8800 in the slot and see if it lines up? It's pretty cut-n-dry with PCI slots. If your mobo is mounted into the right wholes - they should line up.

The hole will not look like it lines up - but when the cards in - it will. (usually)
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its good pratice to use them but they are not mandatory. i do not have 1 in my case between the mobo and screews
I read you comment on the paper washers and while you *used* to do this in very old systems it's typically not an option these days.. As stated in the link describing MoBo installation..

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One of the most common mistakes while installing a motherboard is using these washers on all holes. This cannot be done. The metalized holes were metalized to make the proper grounding with the system case. Actually, you probably won't find any non-metalized holes on motherboards nowadays. And if you do, almost always they don't match any hole on the chassis anyway. So, just leave these cartonboard washers behind! Don't use them!
You don't need them because you actually need the holes with the metal and a direct screw to get proper grounding.. If not, well, I'm sure you know the rest

In my 20 years of doing PC builds, repair and diagnostic work I've never once used the paper washers so maybe I've been lucky all this time, lol.. Now I'm wondering
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post #26 of 42
My board looks the same

You just need to carefully slide the card in first, then kind of wiggle it (not too much or youll break) so that it fits snugly. Use the DVI ports as a guide
    
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post #27 of 42
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have you actually tried putting the 8800 in the slot and see if it lines up? It's pretty cut-n-dry with PCI slots. If your mobo is mounted into the right wholes - they should line up.

The hole will not look like it lines up - but when the cards in - it will. (usually)
Yeah I have and it doesnt. About half of the dvi ports show through the pci slot on the case. I'll try and put the dvi ports through first and wiggle the card into the motherboard.
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post #28 of 42
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My board looks the same

You just need to carefully slide the card in first, then kind of wiggle it (not too much or youll break) so that it fits snugly. Use the DVI ports as a guide
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post #29 of 42
some cases have mounting slots for atx, matx

Are you sure you used the correct slot patterns on your case ?
post #30 of 42
I was thinking the same thing. Are you sure you mounted the board to the right holes?
And if you have some more questions, you might look over this.
http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/13671
Pics and all..

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