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Video card does fit PCI express x 16 slot

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November 15, 2010 2:23:09 AM

I got a new video card a few weeks ago and I tried to put it in the PCI express x 16 slot it didn’t fit I looked and found that there was a capacitor with a Y on top of it block it. The GPU cooler for the gigabyte HD 4650 1GB GDDR2 was too long and won’t fit what should I do?
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2010 5:15:21 AM

Send us a pic of it and the slot on the mobo as soon as possible. so we can actually see what's happening, the Y on the capacitor is there in nearly all capacitors, it's nothing that signifies what it is....
November 15, 2010 1:15:54 PM

alyoshka said:
Send us a pic of it and the slot on the mobo as soon as possible. so we can actually see what's happening, the Y on the capacitor is there in nearly all capacitors, it's nothing that signifies what it is....


Ok here it is:



I so mark what the Y looked like on the capacitor.
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November 15, 2010 2:24:27 PM

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that old thing..!?


Yes why do you i'm trying to get my dad to pay for my parts?
a c 84 U Graphics card
November 15, 2010 2:32:47 PM

well you can't do anything to the capacitor, so that leaves the heatsink. I suppose you could like use a dremel on it... :p 
November 15, 2010 2:40:11 PM

Kari said:
well you can't do anything to the capacitor, so that leaves the heatsink. I suppose you could like use a dremel on it... :p 

What's a dremel?
a c 173 U Graphics card
November 15, 2010 3:58:18 PM

You will have to modify the cooler enough to allow the card to properly fit the slot. So do what others have suggested.
November 15, 2010 4:18:10 PM

nforce4max said:
You will have to modify the cooler enough to allow the card to properly fit the slot. So do what others have suggested.


I know that but would it easy just to break it out?
a c 173 U Graphics card
November 15, 2010 4:21:42 PM

Remove the cooler and then try to mod it. Removing the capacitor will kill the board and that would defeat the purpose.
a c 171 U Graphics card
November 16, 2010 12:21:00 AM

maybe just take the card back if you can and get a different one.
a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2010 4:47:07 AM

Sad case...... really nothing can be done about the capacitor on the mobo, all you can do mow, is try to figure out how much of the GPU's heatsink you need to file off....
That will be the easiest way, remove the heatsink from the GPU, mark the area which comes in contact with the Capacitor on the mobo, use a Round file to cut thru the heatsink parallel to the surface (Of the backplate). and viola...... it'll fit like a glove, but you have to be very care ful while incerting and removing the card 'cos the sharp edge of the filed heatsink might damage that capacitor when you try to put it in or pull it out, be gentle and don't use excessive force....
it'll work fine.
Do all the metal work only after you have separated the heatsink from the GPU.....
a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2010 4:47:54 AM

Or another option is you can get a riser card and put the GPU on it....:) 
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