I have a ThermalTake Tsunami Dream case and I'm trying to insert the Radeon X1900 XT graphics card to the PCI-E slot on my motherboard (Asus P5W DH Deluxe). However, it does not seem to fit into the orange PCI-E slot?
I'm now really pulling hair as I do not understand why it wont fit.
There are some customer reviews for that case over at NewEgg.com that mention a possible conflict between the lower hard drive cage and the longer video cards...."2. Removeable hard drive bays are nice, but can cause the backs of your HD's to but into your expansion cards if they're long (like the newest video cards). "
Chances are he's figured out he can install the HD into the lowest bay and create more clearance for his video card.
I have a Radeon 1900XT on a P5W DH MB and it fits very nicely in a P180. Is the rear board retainer, the hook-shaped thing on the back of the PCI-E slot, getting in the way? Make sure it is the correct side of the baord so it can latch in.
Thanks for your help, but I have managed get it installed eventually but it was a tight fit.
Everything is installed and everything boots up. However, when it does boot up it says "No ide Master HDD detected Press F1 to resume” the hard drive is connected to the SATA 1 controller and the SATA DVD drive is connected to the SATA 2 controller on the motherbard. When I go to the BIOS it seems to recognise the hard drive (Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB 3200KS SATA-II 16MB Cache) but not as Primary Master but as slave. I have installed XP Service Pack 1 but it still gives me the same message at boot up.
I dont think you need any drivers because you just dont have any ide devices. They are all sata, even your optical drive....even your optical drive. I'm no pro but wouldn't You probably have to disable something in your bios?