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Krisnatharok
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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?

me1212

join:2008-11-20
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.


koitsu
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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:

»www.pcstats.com/articlei ··· _d10.jpg
»www.pcstats.com/articlei ··· pcie.jpg (see white knobs on bottom of PCIe slots)
»www.motherboards.org/ima ··· 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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