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So my 5870 has been having the same problem for a while now. Basically when the case is standing up the card sags a little bit, causing the fan to start going full blast and the screen stays black. If I lay the case down on its side everything works fine.

Has anyone else ever had this problem?

Im trying to figure out what exactly goes wrong when the card sags this small amount. I was thinking maybe some of the contacts dont make contact in the PCIe slot but idk. I have heard that baking your card can fix it or help it, does this sound like a situation were that could help? I'm open to any advice on how to fix this.
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DO NOT BAKE IT! you do not have an artifacting problem... You need to find something to prop up your card. when its sagging its making poor contact with the PCIe slot... All you need to to hold it up. here is a test for you... set your case upright and hold up the card when you turn it on... if its fine then its need to be propped up
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So my 5870 has been having the same problem for a while now. Basically when the case is standing up the card sags a little bit, causing the fan to start going full blast and the screen stays black. If I lay the case down on its side everything works fine.

Has anyone else ever had this problem?

Im trying to figure out what exactly goes wrong when the card sags this small amount. I was thinking maybe some of the contacts dont make contact in the PCIe slot but idk. I have heard that baking your card can fix it or help it, does this sound like a situation were that could help? I'm open to any advice on how to fix this.
Got one of the Sapphire Vapor-X 5870s, it turned out to be the fan after almost going 3 years.
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DO NOT BAKE IT! you do not have an artifacting problem... You need to find something to prop up your card. when its sagging its making poor contact with the PCIe slot... All you need to to hold it up. here is a test for you... set your case upright and hold up the card when you turn it on... if its fine then its need to be propped up
It works fine when you hold it up. Sometimes I could use it with the case vertical and it would start to sag over time. When running a game it would reach the sagging point where it starts to get errors and freeze the screen. When this happened I could just lightly push up on it and everything would work fine again for a little while.

What would you recommend to hold it up?

Maybe a lighter cooler than the stock cooler could help.
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Can you somehow use the two power cables to support some of the weight?
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It works fine when you hold it up. Sometimes I could use it with the case vertical and it would start to sag over time. When running a game it would reach the sagging point where it starts to get errors and freeze the screen. When this happened I could just lightly push up on it and everything would work fine again for a little while.

What would you recommend to hold it up?

Maybe a lighter cooler than the stock cooler could help.
Is it secured to the case properly? It shouldn't "Sag over time" if its properly screwed in
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Originally Posted by Xazen View Post
It works fine when you hold it up. Sometimes I could use it with the case vertical and it would start to sag over time. When running a game it would reach the sagging point where it starts to get errors and freeze the screen. When this happened I could just lightly push up on it and everything would work fine again for a little while.

What would you recommend to hold it up?

Maybe a lighter cooler than the stock cooler could help.
Try this, put your hand on the card. If there is a vibration, it is the fan out of balance making the vibration and causing bad contact with PCIe and the display adapter. If that's the case you need to replace the fan as my Sapphire 5870.
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Is it secured to the case properly? It shouldn't "Sag over time" if its properly screwed in
Yes its tightly screwed to the case. I have tried it in multiple cases as well. However I have noticed that the card can move a little even if the metal plate the connects the case stays still.

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Try this, put your hand on the card. If there is a vibration, it is the fan out of balance making the vibration and causing bad contact with PCIe and the display adapter. If that's the case you need to replace the fan as my Sapphire 5870.
I checked. There is hardly any vibration so I don't think the fan is the issue in this case.
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post #9 of 18
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Yes its tightly screwed to the case. I have tried it in multiple cases as well. However I have noticed that the card can move a little even if the metal plate the connects the case stays still.
You may have something wrong with your bracket. If the bracket is tightly secured the card should NOT be able to sag any more that it does when you install it in the first place. I recommend checking all of the screws that connect the card to the bracket.
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You may have something wrong with your bracket. If the bracket is tightly secured the card should NOT be able to sag any more that it does when you install it in the first place. I recommend checking all of the screws that connect the card to the bracket.
Everything is as tight as it can be. There are really only 3 screws that hold it in. Also its not moving like its loose but like the materials flex.
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