Video card won't fit onto PCI-E slot

Recently I tried fitting my new GTX 650 in my PC but it wouldn't fit at all. At first I thought maybe I was doing it wrong (this is my first time doing this) but then I noticed the motherboard seems to be maybe too close to the left side of the case? is there anything I can do to get my card to fit?
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  1. Did you make sure to remove the protective metal plates that correspond with the PCIe slot?
  2. It may be a matter of loosen the motherboard and see if it will move a little from the left side.
  3. What MOB do you have? Also, you can Not install that card in a PCI-E slot.
    You must install it in a PCI-Ex16 slot. (2.0 and 3.0 )
  4. It should install in any PCIe X16 slot! Ver 1.x, 2.0 or 3.0!
  5. ThatVietGuy said:
    Did you make sure to remove the protective metal plates that correspond with the PCIe slot?

    Yes I did.

    rolli59 said:
    It may be a matter of loosen the motherboard and see if it will move a little from the left side.

    That might work. What would I have to do exactly? Just loosen the mounting screw slightly?

    Nathan Willis said:
    What MOB do you have? Also, you can Not install that card in a PCI-E slot.
    You must install it in a PCI-Ex16 slot. (2.0 and 3.0 )

    I don't know what my MOBO is I just know it's a Lenovo k300 and yes I'm installing it inthe PCI-Ex16 slot.
  6. Try loosening the MOB's screws. Try removing the IO shield.

    You are using the big black slot right?

    http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/000/297/588/588297000_131.jpg
  7. IvanG said:
    ThatVietGuy said:
    Did you make sure to remove the protective metal plates that correspond with the PCIe slot?

    Yes I did.

    rolli59 said:
    It may be a matter of loosen the motherboard and see if it will move a little from the left side.

    That might work. What would I have to do exactly? Just loosen the mounting screw slightly?

    Nathan Willis said:
    What MOB do you have? Also, you can Not install that card in a PCI-E slot.
    You must install it in a PCI-Ex16 slot. (2.0 and 3.0 )

    I don't know what my MOBO is I just know it's a Lenovo k300 and yes I'm installing it inthe PCI-Ex16 slot.


    Yes just loosen the mounting screws for the board slightly then after install of the GPU re tighten them.
  8. Nathan Willis said:
    What MOB do you have? Also, you can Not install that card in a PCI-E slot.
    You must install it in a PCI-Ex16 slot. (2.0 and 3.0 )

    I don't know what my MOBO is I just know it's a Lenovo k300 and yes I'm installing it inthe PCI-Ex16 slot.


    Yes just loosen the mounting screws for the board slightly then after install of the GPU re tighten them.
    I'll try that later tonight then. I just hope I don't destroy my motherboard by accident or something. But I should be fine I think.

    Nathan Willis said:

    There's plenty of room for the card to fit in the case, it's just the card is like 2mm off to the right from fitting perfectly on the slot. Feels like the motherboard wasn't screwed on correctly or something.
  9. Loosen all of the screws and move the MOB around until the GPU will fit.
  10. Nathan Willis said:
    Loosen all of the screws and move the MOB around until the GPU will fit.


    I tried loosening the screws last night but one of them would not turn at all and I was too afraid of forcing it. Should I try to turn it harder or is there something else I can do? I really don't want to have to return this card.
  11. Try harder, if it is on the top of the board maybe you have enough wiggle room already.
  12. rolli59 said:
    Try harder, if it is on the top of the board maybe you have enough wiggle room already.


    It was actually the top left screw so maybe you're right. I'll try it again tonight.
  13. They will be in hard. Just put some force on them and make sure you apply down pressure too.
    You do not want to strip out the screws.
  14. Late response but I finally got around to loosening the mobo screws and the mobo wouldn't move at all. I even gave all the screws an extra turn but it still wouldn't budge. Is there anything else I can do to get this card in?
  15. Not that I know of I have one case where this is an issue and the loosening and some force works for me but the cause is bad manufacturing of the case.
  16. Take some pictures with the card in so we can see if you can change anything.
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