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Old May 28, 2009, 08:39 PM
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I just ordered a gtx275 and am wondering... should I bother to remove the motherboard to install it?
It's a lot bigger than what I have in there now, and I'm worried I'll crack the mobo or something if I go pushing too hard.
I haven't had to deal with a card that size yet so I'm a little unsure of how to approach it.
Maybe I'm just overthinking...
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Old May 28, 2009, 09:10 PM
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I just ordered a gtx275 and am wondering... should I bother to remove the motherboard to install it?
It's a lot bigger than what I have in there now, and I'm worried I'll crack the mobo or something if I go pushing too hard.
I haven't had to deal with a card that size yet so I'm a little unsure of how to approach it.
Maybe I'm just overthinking...
Yep.... :)

So long as there's room in your case for a 10.5" card you'll be fine without removing the vid card. All I've ever done is lay the case on its side for ease of installation.
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Old May 28, 2009, 09:55 PM
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Thanks.
There should be room in this case so now I just have to wait...
Won't have to wait long (at least I hope not... supposed to get here tomorrow).
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Old May 29, 2009, 12:09 AM
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As Mr Wilson stated...lay Case on its side and caredully remove old Card (maybe a "lever" on the PCI-E slot which you will have to hold in while pulling Card out.
Pop in new Card.....its that easy!!

FYI,
I generally remove old GPU Drivers prior to pulling old Card and install latest Drivers after installing new Card (not always as I get lazy, but "usually")
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Old May 29, 2009, 12:13 AM
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Thanks, rj
I have taken out/put in video cards before, but nothing big like a gtx275.
Just wanted to make sure I didn't do something wrong.
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