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Never, try putting a GPU into a PCI-E lane with it "Closed" your gonna have a bad time.



Anything to do?
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You might be able to realign the pins and make them usable, but that's a bit of a long shot and a complete repair probably wouldn't be worthwhile.

If you can separate the pins enough so that you can fit a card in the slot without shorting anything you could always tape off the last eight lanes on the GPU and use the slot as an 8x slot.
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Thinking of going at it with a tooth pick, just no clue on how to even begin. Currently using my throwaway 550ti in the next lane.
Was super worried about even turning the system on, just got the i7 for it.
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Originally Posted by RussianC View Post

Never, try putting a GPU into a PCI-E lane with it "Closed" your gonna have a bad time.
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Anything to do?

Can you clarify exactly how this happened? What do you mean by "closed"?
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The clip on the right side of the lane. Where it keeps the card locked into place. Seemed open, but was closed.
So while trying to install the card it moved forward a bit and sat. Then I noticed what I did.
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Oh... Thanks for the clarification. That's definitely a bummer. You could try out the toothpick for straightening them out. Is the board still under warranty?
post #7 of 7
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Far from it. Got it in a lot with bent pins.
Man, got the socket to look like new too. Shame.

Time to use the Z97X-SOC. Hope I'm more careful with that.
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