Would it make sense to shave my motherboard?
by, 27th November 2010 at 09:24 AM (161 Views)
Now that I've got you thinking I'm going to take a razor to my motherboard... actually, I might.
So I got a PCIe 16x video card yesterday, tried to put it in the PCIe 16x slot on my motherboard, and the RAM latch was blocking it my a few millimeters. I think the problem is my motherboard's (G31-M7 TE Ver. 6.5), but the video card has a heat distributor thing that the latch is getting too cozy with (XFX/ATI Radeon HD 4350). Does anyone know what I can do to get this to fit?
I was thinking to shave/sand/cut off some of the RAM latch, as one millimeter less and it would fit.
I added a few pictures, so that you can visualize my issue. The one pic looks like there are two, but one on the right has the problem circled.