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Windows 7: Graphics card heat sink blocking PCI slot

16 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7 64 Bit

Yes alphanumeric you are spot on.

I decided to buy a PCI-E extender. It's not ideal but the graphics card has been fine and I don't want to get rid of it or mess with the heat sink. Fingers crossed that it works.

Thanks for helping me decide.

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16 Jan 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Hopefully it works for you, even if it doesn't you won't be out of pocket for very much.
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16 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I think what he means is his case has more mounting points than the motherboard has connectors for. Mine is that way, I have slots where I can mount a card in my case but there is no motherboard card connector there to plug one into. The card would be mounted in the case but not plugged into the motherboard.
I thought that it might be something like that. As chrisino hasn't shared the motherboard type with us, the likelihood of the card + cable clearing onboard components is impossible to guess. It looks like his/her financial exposure is limited. I hope that she/he has the wisdom to not force things beyond the breaking point.
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16 Jan 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

@bobkn, thats why I suggested test fitting the card before hand to see if it hits a capacitor or if its blocked by the RAM modules, etc. I don't think that extension cable was very expensive so it won't be a big deal if it doesn't work.
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