Originally Posted by headoncollision
here is what happened when I was trying to remove the graphic card, I though I unlocked the clip and push it untill the end but apparently it didn`t, applied little force then the clip just broke!,
I wonder if it can be replaced, doesn`t look its build into the pcie expansion slot.
its no big deal but it kinda buggs me to see such small thing broken especially when everything is great with the build
This is starting to look like it might be little issue with these boards. I got my board cheap (£210) second hand because this had happened to the previous owner. I haven't looked for the thread yet but I also recall recently reading about someone else this has happened to.
I managed to remove the broken piece on mine but it wasn't easy. I got a screw driver in to the gap above the clip and twisted it open slightly. I had to use, what would be considered on a mother board, quite a bit of force. I was nearly at the point of giving up through fear of damaging it when I just managed to squeeze it out. Should be much easier getting a new one in.
I haven't looked around or tried to source a new one yet but the way I see it the only way to get one would be to contact ASUS (If I recall the previous guy I mentioned did this but said they weren't being very helpful) or buy a spares or repairs board. It doesn't have to be a Rampage. I have had a quick look and most (if not all) use the same clip. The only problem may be getting a bright white one. I've not looked closely into it but I think a lot are like an off white. Could be wrong though.
I will PM you when and if I ever source one. Could you do likewise please.
P.S. When installing for the first time I made a bit of an error. What lanes run at what speed has never been something I have had to think of. When I building this, having never owned anything this extreme before, I just assumed that both the top lanes would be x16. So with that in mind I installed my card into lane 2. Had a flick through the manual a short while after and to my horror I found that lane 2 only runs at x8
To correct it I'd have to reinstall the whole cooling system because my pipes are cut to perfect length. So I haven't bothered yet (a month later). Its not like it makes any noticeable difference in games but it does make a marginal difference in benchies.Edited by Jokah - 6/22/12 at 9:58am