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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.
Does your motherboard have any other PCIE Slots you can try the card in?

Its probably just some of the contacts on your PCIE slot that arent contacting all the way then....

Also, is it? a REF sapphire 5870? i have a ref sapphire 5870 in my rig and it doesn't seem to sag at all under its own weight.
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Does your motherboard have any other PCIE Slots you can try the card in?

Its probably just some of the contacts on your PCIE slot that arent contacting all the way then....

Also, is it? a REF sapphire 5870? i have a ref sapphire 5870 in my rig and it doesn't seem to sag at all under its own weight.
Yes its a reference 5870. It was transported with the card in it so its possible that it experienced enough force to torque its support structures.
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Yes its a reference 5870. It was transported with the card in it so its possible that it experienced enough force to torque its support structures.
Most Definitely. One should never transport a PC very far with the GFX still installed, especially one of that size. If your Motherboard has another PCI-E slot you should try it and see if it still does. if it doesn't then you may want to see if you can RMA your motherboard.
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Yes its a reference 5870. It was transported with the card in it so its possible that it experienced enough force to torque its support structures.
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Weld a support rod from the back/exhaust plate and affix the PCB accordingly.
 
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Most Definitely. One should never transport a PC very far with the GFX still installed, especially one of that size. If your Motherboard has another PCI-E slot you should try it and see if it still does. if it doesn't then you may want to see if you can RMA your motherboard.
Yea it happened before it was mine. Same thing in both slots

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Maybe this might help you out.

Power Jack
That sounds exactly like what I need.
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Or you could get some small pvc pipe and try that. That way if that helps you will know to order that. And you could just honestly use that and slap some paint on it to make it blend in. Hopefully that will save you the price of the jack and see if it works before ordering it also. Hope it helps and good luck to you.
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