primary pci express slot problem - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-27-2006, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 424
Default primary pci express slot problem

I'm not really sure what the problem is but I just bought a new 7900 GT PCI express and I took my old card out. The new card doesn't seem to be just sliding into place properly in slot 1 (gives no display, neither does my old card in slot 1, doesn't seem to fit properly either now) and the chip doesn't seem to go all the way in near the front. My MB isn't touching the back plating so when I go to push the video card into place with a little more pressure the MB sinks to the plating so i'm not able to fit it into place properly.
So either case if slot one is broken I have a SLI motherboard so is it possible to set slot 2 as default? I get display on slot 2 but it gives me a power warning saying not enough power is supplied and will have to downgrade the performace. (i'm guessing cause no card is in slot 1?).
__________________

raiden_nrl is offline  
Old 09-27-2006, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
CrazeD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,736
Send a message via AIM to CrazeD Send a message via MSN to CrazeD
Default

So, how does it not fit into slot 1, but it fits into slot 2? They are the same..
__________________

__________________

Intel Q9400 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3P | G.Skill 2x2GB DDR2 1000 | XFX HD5870

Need website help? PM me!
CrazeD is offline  
Old 09-27-2006, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 424
Default

The board is kinda slanted against the case I guess, first one is harder to fit the card in or seems impossible right now. The 2'nd slot is higher up, basically the case was very poorly designed.
raiden_nrl is offline  
Old 09-28-2006, 12:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 424
Default

LOL, there was something inside blocking the slot.
I went throught it with a knife and realised that the second slot didn't seem to have a bump in it like the frist one did.
raiden_nrl is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.