Swapping PCI slots

  Dirk Diggler 21:44 10 Aug 2009
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This may seem like a really silly question - if so I apologise now :-}

I have a MS-7358 series mobo which has 2 x PCI slots

Currently in one of these slots (PCI02) I have an NVIDIA Geforce 8500GT graphics card.

The problem is that the fan on the GPU overhangs the second PCI slot (PCI01).

From my old PC I have a Pinnacle Firewire Card which I want to install into the new PC

Can I just simply move my 8500GT to PCI01 slot, thereby freeing up space to put the firewire card in the PCI2 slot?

Many thanks

  Strawballs 21:52 10 Aug 2009

I think a graphics card PCIe slot is different to a normal PCI slot

  Dirk Diggler 21:57 10 Aug 2009

I have found the plan for the mobo and it "appears" just to be located in a PCI slot

click here - diagram on page 9

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:08 10 Aug 2009

Firewire card should go into one of bottom two slots

Top slot PCI express x16
Second slot express x1

3rd and 4th standard PCI slots

  Strawballs 22:13 10 Aug 2009

You have 2 normal PCI slots and the one your graphics card is in won't fit in any other slots.

  retep888 22:19 10 Aug 2009

I still don't know how on earth you can fit a pci-e card into an ordinary pci slot and with the fan overhang the upper slot.

Unless you turned the card upside down and wrong way round, I hope I didn't guess right.

  Dirk Diggler 22:30 10 Aug 2009

Sorry guys, I must have been having a "moment"

The GPU was in the PCIe slot

PCI x 1 was occupied by the TV tuner card (which is rarely used)

PCI x 2 had the wireless adaptor in (again hardly used as I have a wireless router)

Removed TV card - slotted in Firewire card - rebooted - Vista found drivers and is now ready to go

I will now go and find a darkened padded cell and hopefully nurse will let me out again soon :-(

Cheers guys

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