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I bought a PCI video capturing card and I am having trouble to
secure it to the computer case. When I properly sit the card in
the PCI slot, the screw hole on the bracket doesnot line up with
the hole on the computer case. I have to tilt the card a bit to
line up the hole which is causing problem running the card.
Can someone help me on this?
I don't want the card just sit in the slot without securing it.
10-09-2000, 12:05 PM
Might need a bit more info, machine specifics, etc.
If the card won't fit the hold-down screw, either it's not a PCI card, or you're not plugging it into a PCI slot. The older 8 bit slots were the same approximate size as a PCI slot, but black in color. PCI cards will fit these slots, but the screws won't line up. Some older boards have one of these slots or more, so a printer card or COM card can be installed.
PCI slots are white, and sit further back from the edge of the motherboard, and are offset from the screw more than the 8 bit cards. You'll also have 3 or 4 PCI slots, and usually only one 8 bit slot, along with several ISA slots. (4-6)
You could also be trying to plug it into an AGP slot, which is a graphics specific slot, for video cards only.
Check the motherboard documentation.
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10-11-2000, 08:56 AM
I don't believe anything but a PCI card will fit in a PCI slot... could be wrong though.
Some cards have the tab on top get bent; it's OK to bend it a little bit to get it to line up with the hole.
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10-11-2000, 05:14 PM
Could be that the computer case is bent as well. I have that problem with my comp at work... makes using the last few slots difficult.
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