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 slotsCurrently 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 PCCan I just simply move my 8500GT to PCI01 slot, thereby freeing up space to put the firewire card in the PCI2 slot?Many thanks
I think a graphics card PCIe slot is different to a normal PCI slot
I have found the plan for the mobo and it "appears" just to be located in a PCI slotclick here - diagram on page 9
Firewire card should go into one of bottom two slotsTop slot PCI express x16Second slot express x13rd and 4th standard PCI slots
You have 2 normal PCI slots and the one your graphics card is in won't fit in any other slots.
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.
Sorry guys, I must have been having a "moment"The GPU was in the PCIe slotPCI 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 goI will now go and find a darkened padded cell and hopefully nurse will let me out again soon :-(Cheers guys
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