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Will my GPU interfere with my Motherboard? Please Respond

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 20, 2010 1:42:53 AM

Im wondering if my Galaxy GTX 460 1gb will interfere with my MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Im worried about the little silver (I mean the Southbridge) thing behind the PCI-e 2.0 x16 slot

( Kind of new to computer building and im worried that a did something wrong :sweat:  )

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December 20, 2010 7:18:25 AM

I think that it can be a problem.If you can change that card to a MSI GTX 460 Cyclone.
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December 20, 2010 1:18:41 PM

Unfortunatley It has already been purchased. And I went with the galaxy because at the time of purchase it was cheaper than any other 1gb model.

Purple Stank: I could not find any measurements.

Would the GPU be raised slightly when plugged in?

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December 20, 2010 1:46:41 PM

If you already bought it, then there's nothing else to do but try it out.

It would be pretty unreasonable for MSI to make a mobo that has a heat sink that would interfere with a GPU. That just doesn't make sense, they'd get burned for it.

Anyway judging from the pics the heat sink looks pretty flush to the top of the PCIe slot, so clearance shouldn't be an issue.
December 20, 2010 2:45:41 PM

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December 20, 2010 2:47:04 PM

Thank you for your help...just have to wait 5 more days to see if it will work out ok. :??: 
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December 20, 2010 5:19:35 PM

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