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post #1 of 14
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Do any of you guys ever install your graphics cards when the computer PC case is standing UP-RIGHT? rather than laying FLAT on the side?

I did this and noticed the case wiggled back and forth when I was trying to adjust/seat the card in the slot and had to use one arm to hold the case while sliding the card in.

Is this really trivial and it doesn't matter what method you use?

I always feel like the graphics card portion of the circuit board that "seats" into the PCI express slot is so fragile that it is going to break. Especially if it is not seated correctly.

It always makes kind of a loud noise and needs a bit of force to go in.

am I assuming these are too fragile than they really are?
post #2 of 14
I don't think it really matters. I've been removing/installing video cards with the case standing up for years with zero problems.

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post #3 of 14
I do it all the time.
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post #4 of 14
Same here. Its a little harder to gauge the alignment but it goes in after a while.
post #5 of 14
Do it whatever way you feel most comfortable- there is no difference.
 
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post #6 of 14
i personally install it with the case laying down flat, so i can see the other side of the card and also is it easier and faster for me to do so.
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post #7 of 14
As the case is on the floor, has me laying down biggrin.gif Never had a problem thumb.gif
post #8 of 14
Standing up-right when there's only one card to install/uninstall.
Laying PC down with multiple GFX cards to install/uninstall.

That's how I do it.
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post #9 of 14
In your case OP it also matters which size of the case wink.gif

A tall, small case will tip over easier than a lower, fat case tongue.gif

But it does not matter afdter all how you do it...
   
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post #10 of 14
it takes one second to lay it down why take the risk of tipping it, or using one hand to hold card and the other to hold the tower, then you damage the card trying to do it with one hand lol.
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