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    Extreme difficulty slotting RTX 3090 into Z690 motherboard

    Thanks ill check these again when I reinstall the GPU later. Btw, the case is a Lian Li O11 XL Dynamic ROG certified, so I would assume quality assurance is top notch here!
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    Extreme difficulty slotting RTX 3090 into Z690 motherboard

    I think the intermittent crashing was just a random off thing that happend a few times. Because like I said above, I have put about 6hrs into PUBG and it did not give me that brief blank screen again. So I am sure it is all good. Anyways thanks everyone for their support here.
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    Finished Z690 build and updates, but few "!" In device manager.

    I have tried to look for intel ME update drivers from intels site, but having some trouble finding it or moreover the one that looks like the correct file I need.
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    Extreme difficulty slotting RTX 3090 into Z690 motherboard

    I don't think it is morally wrong at all! If we pay $4K AU for a GPU, I expect it to be easy to slot in. I tried 2 different PCIe cards, one is a massive GPU, the other was a relatively tiny Hyper M.2 card. Both was a nightmare to get into this board, and this is the first MB I have ever come...
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    Extreme difficulty slotting RTX 3090 into Z690 motherboard

    OK I think all is good. I just ran CINEBENCH (multicore) and Superposition 4K optimized @ 5120x1440p and they both ran well, no issues observed. So I am guessing no damage has been caused to my components?
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    Finished Z690 build and updates, but few "!" In device manager.

    Just finished doing my Z390 > Z690 build. Here is my specs: Lian Li XL Dynamic ROG Asus Z690 STRIX-E 12900K EK 360 Elite dRGB AIO 2x16GB Crucial 4800MHz DDR5 EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Samsung 980 Pro 1TB PCIe4.0 M.2 Nvme WD Black 4TB All seems to be running well, ran cinebench (multicore) and...
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    Transferring W11 to new PC

    Interesting. No worries, issue is resolved. Thank you!
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    Extreme difficulty slotting RTX 3090 into Z690 motherboard

    Like i said I finally got it in, it was very painful process. But now I am concerned about this intermittent brief blanking of the screen that has occured randomly. It happens on my new Z690, twice in about 3 hrs. It happend on my old Z390 system, about 3 times in about 2 hrs. This all occured...
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    Transferring W11 to new PC

    Ok, using the key I obtained with cmd promts or powershell did not let me activate windows11 using the methods in guides above. I used the key I originally had way back, found on my cd cover when I bought W8.1 many years ago. So it still let me activate W11 with it.
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    Extreme difficulty slotting RTX 3090 into Z690 motherboard

    Ok so i didnt realise i had another pcie card, the hyper m.2 card that comes with this MB. Tried this one, and what do you know, same issue, very tough to place into the pcie slot. But i managed to place it in, by lots of wiggling and not heaps of direct force, just kept wiggling it in. I...
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    Extreme difficulty slotting RTX 3090 into Z690 motherboard

    Which image, are you able to draw a pointer on it to show me what you mean please?
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    Extreme difficulty slotting RTX 3090 into Z690 motherboard

    How do you know this and how can I tell?
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    Extreme difficulty slotting RTX 3090 into Z690 motherboard

    Round #2 This GPU will not go into the top slot! I have checked all around the slot, the gpu, there is no obstruction, i have taken off all the pcie back plates and screws, I have held the q-releass button down, i have tried to wiggle it in, i made sure all mb stand offs in place, i even...
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    Transferring W11 to new PC

    Ok. Will try it soon
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    Transferring W11 to new PC

    As title says I am attempting to transfer W11 Pro license to new PC. I obtained Windows 11 from a retail Version of 8.1 > 10 > 11. I followed the steps here: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-transfer-windows-10-license-new-computer-or-hard-drive I received the messages: "Uninstalled product...
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