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EVGA GTX 460 Fitting Problem

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Specs that matter:

- EVGA GTX 460 SSC Edition
- EVGA P55 SLI Motherboard
- NZXT Tempest Evo Case

First of all, I'm not a noob, yes these products are compatible, no I did not try to plug it in a wrong spot, I tried the PCI Express slot, all 3 avaiable and no luck so its not a broken pin or anything like that. It just appears that something is obstructing it from fully connecting to the motherboard.

The problem is that I can get the right half of the graphics cards connector into my PCI Express slot, but the left half which is closer to the motherboards I/O panel does not go in all the way. One thing I was thinking is that why is part of the metal where you put the screw in bent? It appears to be the reason why, but I'm not sure. Took pictures to show you:

In the picture below, you can see that metal part is slightly bent and not at a 90 degree angle, this is what I think is the probable cause.



Lastly, you can see how it looks when I try to plug it in as far as it can go without breaking anything.



Please help. Thanks.
post #2 of 13
Just bend the tab back into shape so it is level enough. I had the same problem with my NVIDIA 8800GTX, first day I got it, it wouldn't go in. I just disassembled the card completely and gave it a whack with a hammer (lol) to straighten it out. It fits perfectly fine now
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post #4 of 13
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Hmm, that appears to be the problem and you could have the solution.

But I don't know if I feel comfortable hammering my new card lol.

Is there any other way? I tried to bend it back with my hands but it was obviously too hard to bend.

I've never disassembled a card before, I'll think about it, thanks for your input.

Any other ideas?
post #5 of 13
I never said use a hammer, that was just me being reckless since it's a dud card nowadays, suffering from micro-fissures in the soldering.

But if you have a pair of pliers, give that a go. You will never bend the metal with your bare hands.
post #6 of 13
Just latch on with a pair of pliers and apply a little force. It will bend back pretty easily.
post #7 of 13
I just used pliers to bend it back, But hold it in the right place and dont bend the card.
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use pliers or take the back off and use whatever you can find to fix it. common sense is your friend.
    
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post #9 of 13
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Wow thanks for the fast replies guys.

I'll try the pliers immediately and get back to you on the results.
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you dont have to get back to us we all know the outcome. Have a good day!
    
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