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How can I fit this video card into my pc tower?

#1jimm120Posted 9/1/2013 5:16:42 PM
http://twitter.com/jimm120/status/374338756964151296/photo/1

So, I got a new video card. My old one (the 512mb 4870) just started pixels on the screen one day. Anyway, had my bro send me an old card of his.

Anyway, my card is technically bigger (and it used to barely fit)... But now the new card seems to have this extension at the end of it. That doesn't allow it to fit into my mid arc case. Can I take that extension off? It's like a plastic part on the top.

Can I take it off and the card will work well???
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#2LordSeiferPosted 9/1/2013 5:23:07 PM
what is that, a challenged heatsink?
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#3redrum187Posted 9/1/2013 5:25:14 PM(edited)
looks like you have a mac version of a ati/amd radeon video card. do you own a mac or a pc?
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#4TerantatekPosted 9/1/2013 5:29:29 PM
Lol
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#5jimm120(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2013 5:37:38 PM
Pc.

Why lol?

"challenged heat sink?


Btw, the connection seems to be a pci?..the same one as the old 4870.

I don't even know what card this new one is... :/
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#6Enigma149Posted 9/1/2013 5:45:01 PM
Well, it certainly looks like you can just take that part off...but first, you should probably identify what the graphics card is.
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#7redrum187Posted 9/1/2013 5:45:27 PM
it looks like you have a mac version of a the ati radeon hd5770 or hd5870.
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#8ATARIJAWAPosted 9/1/2013 5:47:05 PM
Yep, that's a Mac GPU.
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#9jimm120(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2013 5:49:01 PM
So it won't work on my pc? So I just got a dud?

:/
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#10jimm120(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2013 9:43:29 PM
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-4870-vs-Mobility-Radeon-HD-5650

Ouch....the performance hit will be huge :/


But it was free. Guess this will tied me over till I get a new rig in 2014. Gonna have to get a new mobo with pci 3.0...along with a new gpu......which means a new CPU (core2duo e8500) and new ram (4gb ddr2)


Sigh.... :/

And I was hoping to save a few things from my old rig.
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