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I just got a new msi 6870 and its so big that when I have my tower upright, it bends down quite a bit. Could this cause any problems and has anyone else ran into this issue?
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Most cards do that, if you are worried, you could get a wooden rod and use it to keep it from drooping.
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Imo, it seems pretty natural for heavier cards.
     
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It won't do anything. You would be amazed...I mean AMAZED at how much retention PCB boards can take before snapping. I'm talking like 45 degree angle before it finally starts to give. My x800GTO has a huge zalman on is and that thing is bent like a football lol
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Ok thanks for easing my worries guys.
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Quote:
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It won't do anything. You would be amazed...I mean AMAZED at how much retention PCB boards can take before snapping. I'm talking like 45 degree angle before it finally starts to give. My x800GTO has a huge zalman on is and that thing is bent like a football lol
lets see if it flies like one.
post #7 of 8
Reminds me of my slightly warped 8800GTS, however mines not from weight i think.
I hadn't cleaned my card for a year, so temps were 90c which dropped to 76c (on load of course) after i cleaned it,
the result of all the dust looked like a dead animal lol.
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lets see if it flies like one.
if I remember tomorrow I'll take it out and snap some short for show
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