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Just wondering if anyone else has run into this. I put in my new 6950, much bigger than the 4890 I had, and the back of the card is noticeably lower than the front. It works fine, and I dont have any fear of it popping out or anything, I'm just afraid that over time it may get worse and break something if it droops more. has anyone else run into this?

See pic for what I mean.

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post #2 of 22
Any tension in those power cables that could be pulling the card down?
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i usually try to get my power cables to pull the cards up so that it doesn't bend.
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post #5 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion;14313801 
Any tension in those power cables that could be pulling the card down?

Hmm, I think there may be a little, I checked and it didnt seem like much. I cant really bring them around from the top though as I dont think they are long enough.

Do you guys think this is going to be a problem?
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That's a lot of droop, put a stick under it or something.
    
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As long as there isn't much tension (just slack) on the cables, the card will be fine. But to be safe prop the card up with something. A piece of wood, a home made stick of cardboard or something.
 
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no backplate to help equalise the weight of the card...

damn rev 2 cards!
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Adjust the screw holding it to the chassis....
 
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post #10 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trippinonprozac;14313868 
no backplate to help equalise the weight of the card...

damn rev 2 cards!

I think this is it, along with the fact the one of the power cords was very tight at first. I think it has a little bend now to it, but I don't think that should be a problem should it?
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits;14313922 
Adjust the screw holding it to the chassis....

What screw?
Edited by fuloran1 - 7/22/11 at 9:07pm
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