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Second graphics card won't fit

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#1 stebbinsd


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:31 PM

I'm currently using a Gigabyte GA-970a-D3P.


When I try to install a graphics card into the second PCI slot, it won't fit because there's these six metal circles one the end:


There's this two-prong metal thing on the bottom of the graphics card ... 




The card will fit nicely if I fit it in the PCIex16 slot, but if I try and put it in the PCIe 4 slot, this prong will keep the card at a weird angle an keep it from going in straight.


At first, I thought it was because of these six metal circles on the side of the mobo, shown by the red arrow here:




But that doesn't make sense! There are also soe of those metal circles in front of the main PCI slot! Shown by the green arrow!


So how do I put in a second graphics card?

My current build:


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 1050ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:38 PM

Why are you trying to add a second video card?


I doubt the capacitors are getting in the way.  It may be something about how the motherboard sits in your case or the slots on the back.

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