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September 29th, 2007, 10:32 PM

please forgive my ignorance (I'm used to AGP cards) ... but on this 8600GTS i've just bought, the PCI-e slot seems to be on the wrong side???

On the motherboard there is the PCI-e x16 slot, the long one... and below it the smaller 1x slot.

On the card, it has a 'small' slot that matches up with the 1x slot on the mobo... but the 16x slot is on the opposite side of the card, where you open the case?? What's the deal with this?? I've never seen cards with connector thingos on both sides :confused:

September 29th, 2007, 10:35 PM
D'oh... how stupid am I... it helps if you have the card the right way up :)


September 29th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Right way up being the pcb board up, and the heatsink down :P