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Radeon 4850 Dual Slot??

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 25, 2009 9:49:13 PM

I read that the Radeon 4850 is a dual slot card.

Does that just mean that due to it's size that it will stop the use of the nearest PCI slot to it?

I'm thinking of getting a new comp set up with a micro atx board so wondering wether it may cause any problems.

Thanks for any help.

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February 25, 2009 10:07:23 PM

Yes, the cooling system will cover the adjacent slot, or at least obstruct it enough to make it unusable.
February 25, 2009 10:08:29 PM

most mid to high end gpus are dual slot cards. unless you need to use the adjacent slot, you should be ok.
February 25, 2009 10:23:38 PM

Thanks for your answers.

I'll need one PCI slot for a wireless network card unless you can get USB wireless network cards?

I was possibly thinking about getting a better soundcard later on but I guess it's not a major concern.

I think I'll prob stick with a micro ATX board.

Thanks alot for the help. :)