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post #1 of 11
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Okay got the new card in, came the day after it shipped. Pretty much, the actual pci-e slot it will hook up into, but i cant get it to because its too big. By too big i mean the old 8400gs only took up one pci slot on the back, this one takes up two, but i cant put it in because i dont have a double slot on the back. Do i need to cut one of the slots out to put the 8800 in?

Thanks very much for replies, stratoskater.



=EDIT= Got it working and i got it to fit, thanks guys.



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Edited by stratoskater - 7/8/08 at 10:25am
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post #2 of 11
No, it'll fit just fine accross 2 slots, you do not I repeat do not need to cut anything!
post #3 of 11
what? The 8800gt is only a single slot. Did you get the dual slot cooler version? Also, what MB do you have?

i should look at the pics before posting. Do not cut anything, it will be fine.
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No, it just takes up two slots.
    
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i got the dual slot cooler one, 512 mb
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Whatever you do dont cut anything
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post #7 of 11
it will fit fine, just put it on so that the connector goes into the pci-e slot. It will just sit in the space of two slots, which is FINE.

Put it in and you're good to go (with a screw or two to secure it in though)
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Wow you would get the crappy one. That has a cooler from a 9600GT, that actually performs worse than the stock one (so I've heard).
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post #9 of 11
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okay this thread can close now, i got it to work. Thanks guys, i had to work with it, turns out it had to go a slot lower than my other card. But thanks for the quick responses as usual
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it has to go in the PCI slot.
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