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Graphics Card Woes

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  • Graphics Cards
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Sapphire
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December 28, 2011 7:11:16 PM

Okay, so I bought a new graphics card: a Sapphire 6850HD. The problem? It does not fit in my standard sized HP P7-1054 case.

I guess I need one that only uses one slot...this one does not fit in the back panel part. And yes, I took out what I could from the back panel of my CPU.

Any recommendations? I'm really not savvy on these kinds of things. I use photoshop extensively and I run Second Life. I do not do hardcore gaming, but Second Life can be rather demanding.

Thanks.

Luma

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December 28, 2011 10:10:04 PM

Yes. It's this my computer. It does not fit because the back panel does not come out all the way to accommodate the hdmi/tv hook ups on the back of the card. What I can take out only allows for a partial fit. I wish I could explain it better, but I can't take out enough back panel on my PC to make the card fit.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 10:28:38 PM

Really would like to see that, i think i do understand what you mean but i can't see how that is possible. Weird.
Any chance of taking a picture and upload that ?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 10:33:12 PM

Btw, you still have the 250W powersupply ? Then the 6850 will not work anyway . . .
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December 28, 2011 11:51:18 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Btw, you still have the 250W powersupply ? Then the 6850 will not work anyway . . .


No, I upgraded to a 500W. Picture forthcoming.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 11:52:59 PM

you will need to buy a specific 1 slot gpu then.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 12:55:52 AM

why can't you remove it? looks like a easy to break away part thats meant to be broken off if you needed to.
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December 29, 2011 12:58:09 AM

the picture of the screwdriver means break away slide or remove.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 12:58:53 AM

undercovernerd6 said:
the picture of the screwdriver means break away slide or remove.
^^this
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 5:04:02 AM

If the screwdriver doesn't work ; get your grinder !
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December 29, 2011 12:02:58 PM

Really? I would think that busting up my computer was not the way to go, but..if that's what it takes..I'd rather keep my card than go and get a new one. >.>
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 29, 2011 1:14:45 PM

And you won't find a worthwile 1 slot gpu, all the nice ones are 2.

Anyway ; the part with the screwdriver is meant to be taken out, brake away, otherwise you never could use a card.
The small part in between the parts with the screwdriver which can be removed ( the part in the green ) stays there, it shouldn't be in the way of your ports.

Not sure but i think you have to loosen the big part left also, is that a screw just above the word remove in the green cirkle ?
Not sure but it looks a bit the same as mine, i have to loosen the screw and can swing that part out of the way then, place the card and turn that part back and screw it back on.
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December 30, 2011 2:06:27 AM

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