Now this is probably a very stupid question, but I'm very new to upgrading a computer and this is my first time. I have a new NVIDIA GTX 275 to replace my old ATI RADEON 5570. The problem is I can't get it out of the case...I unscrewed one that was on the outside, near the HDMI port, is that it? Are there any other screws that I need to remove? The graphics card won't budge, but since this is an HP computer that's being upgraded for the first time, a bunch of the parts would probably be really stiff. Is that the only screw I need to remove? I don't want to risk pulling too hard and damaging the card somehow.
it is pci express and usually there is a tab on the card bus (not the card) that you need to push on and some come out at an angle and some just come straight out you should not have to put any major pressure on the card or board hope that helps you
the tab would be in this location look at the blue card bus and then look at the end of the bus at the white tabs there are 3 pci-e 2.0 card buses on this board two are blue and one is white but all three of the buses have the tab i am talking about what board or pc do you have mabey a bit more info would help.
ok so i see the board you have and you are using the top black slot correct if so look at the end of the slot and push on the black plastic tab (to the right) of the slot that is the slot with the card in it that you are trying to remove.
well sometimes it can be brittle so gently push in on it towards the board while at the same time pulling on the card remember i said some card come out at an angle or some just come streight out so push and pull push on the tab and pull on the card at the same time
Lol I just left for a snack, I'll keep at it now. Do you mean to push the tab in the direction of the board? It doesn't seem to go that way...it only goes along the x and y axes (with the board being the x-y plane).
OK I understand I'll try it out as soon as I'm near the computer again. I think the card itself might just be really tightly in place. It took a lot of effort to disconnect some parts of my old power supply as well. It is an HP built computer.