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Anyone had problems with heavy graphics cards? (6970)

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I recently picked up a used HD 6970 for my used parts only rig, upon installing I got errors on my debug lcd, also on my main rig's debug lcd and the computer wouldn't post.

I figured out that the PCI slot connection between the GPU and MOBO had a bad connection, I figured that the card was too heavy and wasnt making a good connection.

So pushed the card up a bit and secured it tightly in the PCI expansion slots, so far the computer was able to boot. With a few problems like weird things and lines coming up on the screen. Until I eventually found a good connection and there hasn't been a problem yet.

Has anyone had this problem before? Perhaps the PCI slot on the GPU needs a clean? My other GPU's work just fine but they aren't as heavy as the old 6970.
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post #2 of 4
You can try a support bracket like below:


It helps with heavy card. What model of the 6970 do you have ?
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I have the reference style 6970, Im having a lot of trouble getting the connection between the pci slot and the mobo. It's really irritating and I don't think it should be this hard.
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Im using a game cd case underneath it to hold it up so it works, I shouldnt have to do this.

Is the contacts on the PCI contacts on the GPU no good? because other graphics cards work fine in my computer except this one
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