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Foxconn motherboard issues

By Adventium
Aug 31, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I would like to buy a couple of components (as upgrades) for my PC, including a new
    graphics card. Last year I bought FOXCONN 9657MA-8EKRS2H motherboard and Nvidia Geforce
    9600 GSO barely fits in this motherboard but it did work.
    However, now I would like to upgrade to a better graphics card (such as Geforce 8800
    Ultra, Geforce 9800 GX2 or even Geforce 280 GTX) and I am not sure if they would fit into
    my motherboard.

    Basically, FOXCONN 9657MA-8EKRS2H has around 25cm space for graphic cards (in terms of
    length) which is not a big issue because the hard drive rack can always be bent or even
    removed. My primary concern is a little battery on one side and ram on the other which
    severely limit the available width. Geforce 9600 GSO without its cover is a very slim
    card and it only barely fits in. Thus, I do not believe there is any chance that, for
    example, Geforce 9800 GX2 would fit inside.

    Please advise me, what is at the moment the best graphics card on the market which would
    surely fit into FOXCONN 9657MA-8EKRS2H motherboard?

    Thank You very much in advance,

    Slawek

    PS: Here's my motherboard
    ckc.vn/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&product_id=298&category_id=69&flypage=flypage.tpl&Itemid=41&lang=en
     
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    I don't see the RAM being a problem if the modules are already installed. As far as the battery is concerned, I would think that the card's cooler/cover would clear its location; if not, you might be able to get away with an aftermarket VGA cooler. That board is pretty small so you don't have many options but I would say if that battery is lower than the PCI-e slots then you should be fine. I think you should be more concerned with how long the 9 series cards are; and if they will require some case tweaks to get them to work.
     
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