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Old 02-12-2008, 11:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
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^ That there's a good suggestion
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Heres an idea, how about you unscrew the pci bracket from the card itself, If I remember correctly it should only be held on by a couple screws.

The put it in the pci-e slot and support it and power it up, if it works your card is good, if it doesn't there ya go.
NICE IDEA! I'll try it probably tomorrow if i have time, i really need to get back on my homework that im behind on right now.

if it manages to stay, i might keep it that way but idk. Nice idea aspire, nice.
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Not a problem, I've used that trick before to do some stealthed wireless cards.

You just turn the antenna brackets around backwards, and then replace the standard pci bracket with a blank one.

Anywho, let me know how that works.
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Not a problem, I've used that trick before to do some stealthed wireless cards.

You just turn the antenna brackets around backwards, and then replace the standard pci bracket with a blank one.

Anywho, let me know how that works.
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LAWL @ the pokemons.... on page 2

But nice suggestion
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UPDATE:

ok so i took off that metal plate thing aspire suggested. It worked! I got it in n my 2 PCI-E 6pin connectors in one non-modular could barely reach the card, which is good because it secures the card up n from slipping out.

ill keep it this way until i figure out something else. Thx for the help aspire!
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Glad to hear things worked out for ya.



Also, I demand benchmarks!
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Great, throw some benches asap.
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