problems installing graphics card

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    problems installing graphics card

    bought a new computer with an agp 8x/4x slot and a geforce fx 5200 card but the damn card wont fit into the slot. The box of the card says compatible with agp 2.0 and 3.0 so I would think everything should fit okay (I dont know too much about hardware so I might be wrong).

    Here is a picture of the mobo:
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA.../c00063450.jpg

    and heres a picture of a card with the same connectors as mine:
    http://www.overclockercafe.com/Revie.../pics/1006.jpg

    anyone know how to remove that white piece of plastic at the edge of the slot or any other way to make the card fit?
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    Umm... does that little tab flip up?

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    no, at least not any way that i know how. I tried just about everything to move it but no luck.
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    Sounds like you might be SOL.

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    dude...you're kidding right???

    push that white tab down and away from the slot, it will unlock and allow room for the card, then push it back to lock the card in.
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    Thanks waldo, that worked. I did try to move it at first but it was in there really tight and I didnt want to push too hard for fear of breaking something
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    FYI

    boards are meant to bend, when I built my first computer (for myself) I had a hell of a time getting the board to fit into the back panel good enough to screw it down....little did I know I had an extra female connector right under the side of the board that was causing resistance...anyway, when I moved it into my new case I noticed the board was warped, the middle is about a half inch lower than the sides . Works fine though, so don't worry about breaking something as long as you're working on a flat surface.
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