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post #1 of 12
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Hey just a quick question,

I was having a look at my 6950 and noticed marks on the golden pins on the graphics card. Is this normal? Could it affect the card in any way at all?
Edited by Tdawg2k10 - 11/1/11 at 12:05pm
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post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by Tdawg2k10 View Post
Hey guys, just have a quick question for you guys.

I am examining my 6950 PCB and I noticed on the golden pins you can kinda see marks of where the pins in the pci slot rubbed off the connector on the graphics card itself.

Is this normal and will it effect the performance of the card at all?
Yes that's normal, and no it won't effect the performance
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post #3 of 12
little lost with the grammar there haha

Your'e asking if it's normal for the contact points on the graphic card to "wear off"? Yes
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post #4 of 12
It probably won't cause any problems. A photo would be nice, though.
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i honestly have no idea. i've got a couple old cards laying around, maybe i'll scratch off one of them and plug it in to see if it works. a couple minor scratches on it, i can't see it affecting the card's performance tbh
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post #6 of 12
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little lost with the grammar there haha

Your'e asking if it's normal for the contact points on the graphic card to "wear off"? Yes
Sorry I am a bit hung over from last night
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post #7 of 12
I would be worried if it did not happen,

Its normal for contact friction scratches on the PCB fingers when inserted in to a slot,
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post #8 of 12
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Hey, I uploaded a pic as requested:


Does this look normal to you guys?
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post #9 of 12
Looks fine.
post #10 of 12
no problem there
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