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3070/3080 doesn't fit in my motherboard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello! I have a msi z390 A-pro motherboard ATX and want to upgrade to my 1660 ti to 3000 series.  As you can see my 1660 ti 215 mm can barely fit until it hits the SATA on the end of the MB. Problem is any card over 240mm doesn't seem to fit inside the motherboard when I check the lenght. I've been trying to google the issue and according to userbenchmark.com people are using 2070 super with this motherboard etc who are all above 260mm. In the pictures i'm trying to install my old 970 turbo which is 264mm, same as 3070 and 2070. I don't feel like replacing a 2 month old motherboard to be able to upgrade to any other gpu. Is this motherboard really only compadable with gpu's under 240mm or am I doing something wrong here? thanks!

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4 minutes ago, didde95 said:

Problem is any card over 240mm doesn't seem to fit inside the motherboard when I check the lenght.

when you say "check the length" do you actually try to insert the GPU into the slot? If it doesn't fit that's one thing, but the design of those ports is meant to be slim, so that they're below the GPU. That's probably the most common place for SATA ports to be on a modern motherboard, and most modern GPUs will hang over them


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2 minutes ago, didde95 said:

I can't push the gpu down because it gets stuck on the black SATA inputs at the end

i'm willing to bet the pci-e connector goes in regardless of the plastic cooler shroud touching the sata ports

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, emosun said:

looks more like you aren;t bothering to push the edge connector side down

What do you mean?

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Just now, didde95 said:

What do you mean?

push the edge connector in , dont just lay it over the slot and expect it to fall in

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, emosun said:

push the edge connector in , dont just lay it over the slot and expect it to fall in

I tried pushing it down hard, it won't go down more because there's literally no room left between the sata and the gpu 

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Or post a video of where it's actually interfering. From your last video, it looks like it's not hitting the SATA ports.


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looks more like the card i/o plate is hitting the case too and they just aren't moving it around enough to actually push it down.

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Are you sure that these are insterted correctly? spacer.png
Because from the video it looks like something in that area is interfering with your gpu.


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Agreeing with others here: you're almost certainly having a different issue.  Every motherboard has SATA ports right there.  My board has them there as well with a chonky 2080 TI sitting right over them.  

 

Stupid question: is the latch on the PCI port open?  That would definitely prevent the thing from seating properly :)


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58 minutes ago, didde95 said:

I tried pushing it down hard, it won't go down more because there's literally no room left between the sata and the gpu 

 

Did you push the PCI-E locking tab down, into the UNLOCK position, before trying to put the card into the PCI-E X16 slot?

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