Video card wont fit!

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#1 Posted by speedysam123 (91 posts) -
I recently bought a gts 250 1gb for my acer ax3950, but when i tried to put it in it did not fit. I want to play Battlefield 3. What is a video card that will fit but will also play battlefield 3 at 60 fps (low)?
#2 Posted by obenns (337 posts) -

Have you got another PCI-E port you could try it in? It make make a little difference. If not I assume you have a micro-ATX case (or the other small ones) . Best bet is to buy a bigger case if your motherboard supports it. Or if you want it on the cheap and are hands on, you could cut a bit out of the hard drive docks, provided it can dock the one (or more) you already have.

#3 Posted by ionusX (25715 posts) -

I recently bought a gts 250 1gb for my acer ax3950, but when i tried to put it in it did not fit. I want to play Battlefield 3. What is a video card that will fit but will also play battlefield 3 at 60 fps (low)?speedysam123
have you tried following an official installation video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9x097QRXeA

while not 100% idential to an nvidia card install the principals are the same

#4 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -
The main question is, what exactly makes it not fit - is the fan on the card too big, is it a dual-slot cooler design, or is it too long to fit? If your computer is one of the 'slim' style, you're going to have a hard time finding any other decent low-profile video cards, and you're likely also going to need a new power supply to be able to meet the 250's requirements. Also, if your computer is a 'slim', it's going to be hard to find a replacement power supply that would also fit.
#5 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2570 posts) -
There are several ways it can "not fit"
#6 Posted by FelipeInside (25311 posts) -

There are several ways it can "not fit"_SKatEDiRt_

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#7 Posted by Timstuff (26823 posts) -

When all else fails, there's angle grinders!

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#8 Posted by FelipeInside (25311 posts) -

When all else fails, there's angle grinders!

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Timstuff

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#9 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2570 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]There are several ways it can "not fit"FelipeInside

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EL OH EL!

#10 Posted by GioVela2010 (4018 posts) -
This?
#11 Posted by GioVela2010 (4018 posts) -
Looks like u need a single slot GPU http://www.amazon.com/XFX-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-FX775AZNP4-FX-775A-ZNP4/dp/B007Z3T5JC
#12 Posted by Yams1980 (778 posts) -

This reminds me of recently when I had to put my old ati 3870x2 into an older PC i had. It was only a mid sized case and I could barely fit the thing cause they put the damn power connectors at the very end of the card instead of ontop of the card