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Caveat Emptor
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reply to me1212

Re: My gpu is sagging, should I prop it up?

Where is it sagging? Did you properly screw the backplates onto the case? Is the PCIe slot coming loose?


Pleasant Hill, MO

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It looks to be sagging a tiny bit right near the end of the card. Not much but still I want to make sure. I'm not sure if the pcie slot is loose, but I've only been using that slot since mid march with my old 460ftw.

EDIT: Yes I have the screws properly tightened.

Mountain View, CA
There's not much you can do about this problem, aside from complain to the manufacturer of your video card that their heat sinks weigh too much + position of their PCIe power connectors combined with cable tension/weight/gravity causes you great concern. Generally speaking, most dual-backplane cards these days (which is most video cards) have this problem to some degree.

If your PCIe x16 slot has a "locking" mechanism of sorts, then you don't need to worry about it -- the card won't come loose over time. Examples of what I'm referring to:

» ··· _d10.jpg
» ··· pcie.jpg (see white knobs on bottom of PCIe slots)
» ··· p3_8.jpg (see blue tab on blue slot, white switch on orange slot)

Now you understand what that little L-shaped "tab" thing is for off to the right of the PCIe connector on cards.
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