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Graphics Card PCI(-E?) slot problem. (Mainly for Henrawr)


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The white slots that you are trying to put that graphics card in are PCI-it would never fit (notice how there are far too many pins), as far as I can see the black slot (above the white slots) is the PCI-e slot or maybe its just an AGP cos that board looks old, I dno you would have to do another video with the camera hovering above the mobo so I can get a clear look. Anyway the ports arnt the wrong way round your just holding it the wrong way round turn the card so the ports are on the outside and the locking pin faces the front of your computer. Eaxmple:

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However your card will only fit in if that black slot is a PCI-e if not then you gotta buy a new mobo or send the card back.

 

Actually just looked at the video again and yes that black slot is a PCI-e put the card into there, remove the metal backplate on your case then slot it in (the right way) use the picture to help.

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Im just going to post a new 'thought' here: not to be rude but your lack of knowledge on how to install a graphics card is worrying, I just hope you have these two 6 pin power connections (see image below) or the card wont even power up.

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Just had a look now. From normal viewing angle the PCI-E is blokes by wires, hence why I didn't notice it. The metal frame for the ports blocks the card from being inserted correctly, so I guess I'm just gonna have to cute a hole or something.

 

And yes, I had the power plugs that came with it (although the ones that came with it only use 1 of 2 of the power plugs on the card itself) but there seems to be no near power outlets near the PCI-E port

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Ok to put the card in you need to get rid of that back plate, they should just push out you might have to fiddle with it a bit and twist it and should come out no need to cut holes. And for the power yes the cards come with power leads, the power connections come from your power supply unit not the motherboard so you wont find any connections near the PCI-e slot. Im guessing the power connector that is supplied is 1xmolex to 6 pin, this isnt enough. You have to have two.

 

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Is this what you have?

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You may be able to take out the part of the frame that is blocking. Alternatively, you could secure the wires to the sides of the case to fit, which is what I did.

Also, if you want, I could come and see you in person about it. <- Ultimate service right there.

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Yes, that's the wires.

I had literally just woken up when I replied concerning wires and whatnot, this morning. So I wasn't very observy :L

So I've found the power wires now

 

But it's not the holes in the back. The actual chassis is blocking me from pushing it into the slot, as you should see here. Hence, why I suggested to myself cutting a hole into the chassis.

 

 

And I think I'll be able to sort it thanks, Hen. But if I can't, then I will ask :)

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Looking good, I see you have taken one of the backplates out but you need to do the same again with the one below it because the card is dual slot  :) Then you just need to give it a shove and the metal blackplate on the card will slide slightly behind the mobo and fit into place.

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