Help please Sound Card won't fit

I'm trying to install my Xonar DG sound card into my ASrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard, but it doesn't appear to fit. It seems like the bracket that you screw onto the chassis is too short, and therefore won't allow the card to fully slide into the PCI slot.

Any ideas on how to get it in there? Are these parts even compatible?

Edit: I'm using a HAF 912 for a case
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  1. That's strange, those dimensions are all standard

    Make sure that you're inserting the card into the PCI slot and not the PCIe slot. The PCI slots have the notch at the far side of the slot (away from the IO panel) while PCIe slots have the notch at the near side
  2. Yep, I was using the PCI slot and it seems like it's got a nicer fit now.

    However, I can't hear anything through my headphones when using the soundcard, do I need to install drivers before worrying about that? :P Because I need to wait a while before I get an internet connection on that PC.
  3. Can you provide a picture of the situation you seem to be having? Perhaps if you loosen the two screws attaching the card to the bracket, it will allow enough play to get the card to seat fully.
  4. bananners said:
    Yep, I was using the PCI slot and it seems like it's got a nicer fit now.

    However, I can't hear anything through my headphones when using the soundcard, do I need to install drivers before worrying about that? :P Because I need to wait a while before I get an internet connection on that PC.


    If your onboard sound is still enabled you will have to change the default playback device in your sound options (control panel)
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