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Thread: 9800 GTX fitment problem

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    9800 GTX fitment problem

    Hi everyone im new to the boards and registered because I have got a problem that hopefully someone can help me with.

    I have the following computer http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/GX.../5429sp3.shtml

    Well I just bought a bfg 9800 gtx oc graphics card as well as a 650 watt psu. the psu fits up fine but the fan shroud on the video card hits the 20 or 24 pin motherboard power plug in when I try to push it down. I need another 1/4 inch and it would go all the way down.

    Besides that the card will not fit up to the case so I ordered an antec 900 gaming case to fix that problem. But I have no answer to the plug in and fan shroud issue.

    Is there a low profile plug of some kind I can get or do I need a new motherboard?

    btw I am using the pcie x 16 slot and I only have one of them.

    thanks a lot for any advice... im out of ideas.

    Im not that computer savy...just know the basics...so try and keep it simple LOL

    and one more thing...do you guys think this setup will be decent enough with my current processor and ddr2 ram 800 mhz bus etc? what will be my limits?

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    if the link doesnt work its a model gx7022e

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    Well, you've just found one of the joys of trying to upgrade an 'off the shelf' machine.

    You are in a bit of a Catch-22 here, because if you do get a new motherboard you might as well go the rest of the way and get a new processor, RAM and the rest...including a new copy of Windows. The copy you currently have (the one that came on that machine) is only legal to run on that machine...specifically motherboard.

    Basically, the only way, that I know of, to get it to work with that card/motherboard combo is build your own connector. Not something I would really like to do, let alone wish on anyone else. I haven't seen a right-angle adapter, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.

    Of course, a smaller video card should solve the problem, too...

    Also, a Pentium D is rather long in tooth and not really worth bumping the video card up to a monster card.
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    would going with an ati radeon 4850 card that is single slot width fix the problem?

    its performance is on par with a 9800

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    Probably...but not 100% sure. Most of the ones I've seen are a bit smaller than the 98s, but I'm not sure if it is enough smaller.
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    Well it just goes to show they have an adapter for just about anything.

    I would say give it a try if a 1/4" is all you need.
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