How come the PCI USB card I bought will not fit in my motherboard?

by on September 20, 2010

Q: I am looking to buy an extra USB card for my computer in addition to the one already inside it. My PC has a ‘MS-7309 motherboard’ and I bought a Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 5-Port PCI card’ for it. But it didn’t fit the slots as they were too small. I looked on a diagram* which confirms that they are PCI slots… But it didn’t seem to fit! How can I tell what usb card will be compatible?

Also if I wanted to buy a new fan and computer housing, what should Iook for to ensure that everything fits?

Thanks

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http://www.motherboards.cod.my/msi-k9n6sgmv-ms7309-motherboard-nvidia-geforce-6100-socket-am2-microatx-audio-video-10100-ethernet-lan-k9n6sgm-v-ms-7309-p-607.html


One Response to “How come the PCI USB card I bought will not fit in my motherboard?”
  1.  

    That card should fit fine. I’d suggest taking a photo of the slot with the card you’re trying to stick in there next to it so we can see what is going on.

    You can upload the photo to http://imageshack.us/ and post the link in a comment here.