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DVI port from video card blocked by case?


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#1 funnytim

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:12 PM

Hi all,

I recently acquired a NVIDIA GeForce 7350 LE from a friend. My system, a ASUS M2A-VM has the PCI-e port, so it should fit.

When installing, the video card fits into the motherboard, but when I try to plug in my DVI cable, it doesn't fit. The case seems to be blocking it (see pics).

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So does this mean that its a lost cause, and I'd have to change the case in order to use it?


Thanks!

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:29 PM

That looks like it should fit, unless the bottom of the port is flush with the metal of the case. I have problems plugging my DVI cable into my card, unless it is angled just right, it won't go in. If there is another slot for you to move the card to you can try that, otherwise you may have no alternative other than to get a new case with that GPU.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:34 PM

you should be able to wiggle it in a little bit, but if you dont mind goin through a little extra work, remove all the components of your computer (even the motherboard) and pull out a handly dremel, and cut the slot out a little wider, clean out the metal shavings, make sure you do a good job, because they can short your computer out, and reinstall all your hardware.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:45 AM

That looks like it should fit, unless the bottom of the port is flush with the metal of the case.

Sorry I forgot to mention, but its actually the top part thats blocking it. The cable can't go in all the way (at the top) because the case seems to be blocking it.

If there is another slot for you to move the card to you can try that,

Unfortunately my mobo only has one PCI-e slot, and it's that one.



you should be able to wiggle it in a little bit,

Well I COULD, but then the card is bent, and that seems kind of "not so good".

but if you dont mind goin through a little extra work, remove all the components of your computer (even the motherboard) and pull out a handly dremel, and cut the slot out a little wider, clean out the metal shavings, make sure you do a good job, because they can short your computer out, and reinstall all your hardware.

Unfortunately I think that's a little too extreme for me :thumbsup:


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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:59 AM

another thing you could try, would be to loosen the mounting screws on the motherboard, and see if you can move it down a hair and retighten them. or lossen the screw holding in the video card down and try moving the card down and re tightening it (being careful not to cause a bad connection on the motherboard or put it at a bad angle) not sure if that would work or not, but aside from a dremel or another case, thats all I can think of at the moment, if I can think of another Ill let you know.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:26 AM

My older computer had almost the same problem, I had to scrape off the rubber on the DVI connector just a little bit and push it in there at an angle. Yikes.
But I like Patriot's idea, it seems like it would do. Sorry I dont have any suggestions.

(Or can you cut off some rubber on the connector?)
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:35 AM

Thanks for the suggestions!

By moving down the video card "a hair", I can get it connected, but the vid. card is bent and I don't really like the sight of that..

Good idea about the rubber on the cabloe. Or is there any sort of "extension" that may fit that space?

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 04:44 AM

I hope you were able to get it to fit! And I hope it isnt to big of a bend :S yikes
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:13 AM

Haha, actually I've decided to take it back out, as I don't like the sight of that bend :huh:

If I can't find any more work arounds there I guess I won't be able to use it :thumbsup:

Oh and while I'm at it, may I ask...Would it be possible to use the video card along with my on-board graphics, so I can have dual monitors? Thanks

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:33 AM

Can only use either your graphics card, or your onboard graphics. You can use your graphics card to support dual monitors (Most cards today have 2 DVI ports and either a TV like port). But I dont think ye can use your motherboard to support dual monitors unless there are 2 ports on there.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:09 AM

You can use your graphics card to support dual monitors (Most cards today have 2 DVI ports and either a TV like port).

Yup, that's what's on my other computer right now (the video card having two outputs), but unfortunately this video card in question only has a DVI output and S-Video.

But I dont think ye can use your motherboard to support dual monitors unless there are 2 ports on there.

My MB has two outputs currently, but I guess I can't use one of them alongside a "real" graphics card..

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:58 AM

You cannot use both your NVidia graphics card and the on-board since it is ATI. You would need two different display drivers which can cause problems. You would have better luck shaving down the DVI cable. The 7300 LE is a lower-end card with DVI, S-Video, and, usually, VGA ports. You also cannot use S-Video to a monitor unless the monitor specifically supports it. You cannot get a simple DVI to S-Video cable since one does not exist because DVI is digital and S-Video is analog.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:03 AM

Thanks!

However, this video card only comes with a DVI & S-video port, no VGA. Guess that means, if I were to use it, I'd be stuck with only one computer monitor.

If I were to have a ATI video card though, could I use the on-board graphics alongside it?

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:54 PM

That may be difficult and prone to problems since the on-board graphics and the add-in card will most likely be two different GPU types. I suggest purchasing a video card that has two DVI outputs. Since you cannot plug in the DVI cable in the PCI-Exress slot, you would also be limited to standard PCI cards. Believe it or not, they still sell them at Newegg.ca.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:09 PM

Since you cannot plug in the DVI cable in the PCI-Exress slot, you would also be limited to standard PCI cards.

That means that other cards wouldn't work with my case either?

Yikes :thumbsup:
Time to complain to the store I bought the computer from :S

Edited by funnytim, 13 April 2009 - 06:09 PM.





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