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Space on left side of pci x16 after putting video card in?

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July 16, 2014 12:19:32 PM

Maybe this was there before, but I don't think it was. When I put my new video card in I noticed a small space on the left side where the two sets of pins has a small gap between them. Should the space between the two sets of pins be touching onto the pci slot? im talking about the part of the slot which the card does not go into, should the card be totally flush with the slot. it looks like the left side is raised higher than the right like the card on the right where the hook goes over almost pulls it down a little but the left side is angle going upwards. This would be if the part on the back of the case where the screw goes to hold it down is too short not allowing it to push 100% down. When I held a flashlight inside you can read numbers above the pins and I can see 3 digits or so and as I go right you slowly lose the 3rd digit eventually just seeing 2 1/4. Is this normal and if not does it even matter?
July 16, 2014 12:21:26 PM

would you be able to show us a pic? :) 
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July 16, 2014 12:55:20 PM

hunterseeker said:
would you be able to show us a pic? :) 


I will try later today, it might be a bit tough though. Assuming the right side with the latch is in slightly further than the left side due to the part that goes on the outside of the case being slightly short would it affect anything long term? This is the card below. I have it on a micro atx board in a basic size dell tower you would find at like best buy or something (not the small one)

http://us.msi.com/product/vga/R9_270X_GAMING_2G_ITX.htm...

I wonder if the part im talking about where the screws go on the outside is shorter on this model.
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July 16, 2014 12:57:14 PM

at least tell us what case and motherboard you have :)  that way i can look for pics.
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July 16, 2014 1:44:02 PM

hunterseeker said:
at least tell us what case and motherboard you have :)  that way i can look for pics.


I have the same exact case as in the link below.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-refurbished-inspiron-d...

The motherboard is a dell 084J0R / A00. I hate this thing too, it forced me to have to used a video card 8" and below because the long cards heatsink would touch the connector on the MB going to the power button.
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July 16, 2014 1:48:07 PM

its just like installing your ram just make sure that the two areas with sets of pins are inside the other two smaller ones are not important and are only for locks and things like that if the mobo has them.
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July 16, 2014 3:01:27 PM

hunterseeker said:
its just like installing your ram just make sure that the two areas with sets of pins are inside the other two smaller ones are not important and are only for locks and things like that if the mobo has them.


It's been running well for 2 days now testing out with lots of heavy use. It probably is slightly shorter on the left, but I guess it's not an issue as far as performance goes. I was just mainly worried about long term issues, the amount is very small too maybe 1/8" max.

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July 16, 2014 3:03:16 PM

dont worry man just let us knows how it keeps working :) 
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