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Windows 7: size of the video card


26 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
size of the video card

The onboard Radeon 4200 doesnt have the juice i need to play games. So i'm looking into getting the Radeon HD 5770. The only problem is i'm not sure if it will fit on my motherboard due to the Onboard video heatsink being right at the end of the PCI express slot.

Do yall think it will fit?

Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Video card
Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


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26 Jun 2010   #2

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can't really tell from those pictures. Is the plane of the heatsink above, below or parallel to the plane of the top of the pci-e slot?

If it's above, you're going to have a problem. If it's equal to or below, then you'll be fine.
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26 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The one i have circled


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26 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I would suggest taking a plastic 6 inch ruler or if you have like I do a 6 in level, turn off and un plug your system Then lay the level or ruler on top of your PCI-e slot and make sure you have Clarence. You could use a pencil to just something straight not metal and long enough to check Clarence. Fabe edit I"d like to think the engineers took into consideration the Length of the new video cards when they setup the layout of the board. I don't suspect you'll have any issuers
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26 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

i'll try that once i get enough to buy it, then if it wont fit i'll look for something else
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26 Jun 2010   #6

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

There is a very nice view of the mobo in this video on youtube YouTube - #41 - Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 Motherboard Unboxing Video From the view in the video I do not believe you would have a problem with the 5770 fitting since there is some banter there about the 5970 being accepted by the mobo. In fact the biggest complaint any of the owners have is the larger GPU's tend to cover the inner most SATA connections so that would be a consideration for you.
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26 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You shouldn't have a problem -- it will be close, but is should fit without hitting the heatsink (couple of millimeters clearance on my board - Gigabyte 790X-UD4P). The pic you posted looks like the same heatsink that is on my board
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26 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
You shouldn't have a problem -- it will be close, but is should fit without hitting the heatsink (couple of millimeters clearance on my board - Gigabyte 790X-UD4P). The pic you posted looks like the same heatsink that is on my board
awesome, glad to hear it.
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