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GTX 570 DCUII Sagging bad

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I bought it about three months ago, and I'm worried about how bad its sagging. I know it has the backplate to reduce the sag, but at this rate I'm worried the PCB might bend permanently. 450450
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Rig your pci-E cables up with a tie or something to pull the back up a bit. I have the same card in another system and it sags a bit too.
    
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Rig your pci-E cables up with a tie or something to pull the back up a bit. I have the same card in another system and it sags a bit too.

This, use fishing string you wont even see it tie it to the roof somewhere
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I used a bamboo stick painted white, with a couple of white rubber caps to stop my HD5870 from sagging.
   
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Rig your pci-E cables up with a tie or something to pull the back up a bit. I have the same card in another system and it sags a bit too.

Thanks for the tip, I don't have scissors with me right now so ill trim up the zipties after.700450
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That looks better!thumb.gif
    
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post #7 of 15

I would suggest connecting the zip ties to the shroud to avoid putting the stress (through the cables) to the PCIE connectors which might not be good in the long run.  Perhaps nothing bad will happen but it is better to be safe than to say sorry latter.  The force will be transmitted to the PCI slot plate through the heatsink and the shroud.

 

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Good Idea, I'll try that right away.
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post #9 of 15
This is the sole reason why somebody went and invented this:

http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_Accessories_features.asp?id=1

Just check your measurements. When they say 61.25~150mm, they mean that. No more, no less.
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In a system ive built for a friend, i placed an elastic rubber on the HDD to prevent the card from sagging.
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