Originally Posted by mbosys
Sorry had a go with the 9300 last night and it's a no go, the card covers half of the power strip board connector, and with out trying to solder the wires to the pins, you hae no chance of getting the connector in. also the heatsinks need major bending to fit in, and did not want to do this the 7900gtx as its so new!
so for now 9300 will not work! also I doubt the bios even has it in so would run it at slower speeds and voltage anyway.
Best thing to to is pick up a cheap 9400 and upgrade the card!
9400 install guide on the way!
I think the 9300s with the flashed XPSGen2 BIOS will still give the card enough power. The 7900GTX, to my knowledge does not use more power than a 7800GTX. I would assume it would still give it the same power, so it should still run at the desired level.
Now, I know in the post where someone else tried putting a x1400 in the i9300, and it had the same problem. There as also talk of two things.
1.) The part that overlays the power connection on the graphics card itself, is that just silicon, or are there actually circuits that cross this region? If it's just blank space, it could possibly be cut out, to make room, no?
2.) Putting the connection on first, then laying the graphics card on top.