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So im running a mini motherboard, and the SATA connectors are on the board itself. When I put my 6950 on it the back end sticks up a few mm because it's hitting the SATA cables. Should I be worried? It runs smoothly except I get a few lines appearing in eyeinfinty. Is this a possible cause?

Im just wanted to get opinions on if I should get a normal ATX motherboard or don't worry about it?
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picture of how bent the pcb is will help greatly.
 
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[IMG][/IMG]

I don't know if this helps but this is the best I could get without removing the card. Its pushing the card forwards on the far right end.
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Cant see the picture but just guessing? is there anyway you can reroute the cables or move the hdd to another slot ? IMO any stress on the gpu is not good! It needs to be seated correctly!
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Yeah I went out and got the SATA cables that were right angle to help it a bit, but it still sticks out!

[IMG][/IMG]

So to paint a better picture, my motherboard has these kind of SATA connectors, and the GPU smacks right on top of em at the end.
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post #6 of 9
just push the GPU down more. my 9800GX2 had that problem..just smush down the sata cables..they wont care.


** dont push it down with a lot of force. just see if it can be pushed down any farther.
 
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Ehhh I pushed, it might work if my PCI slot had the retaining clip, but that broke cause I switch GPU's to much.
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Unfortunately that's the problem with running larger GPUs on a Micro ATX board. I see that your PCI-e 16x slot runs in a straight line into the SATA ports. Probably a good AMD motherboard, but if you are really concerned, your best bet is to fork out the money and get an ATX board. It may one day damage the SATA cable, SATA port, PCI slot, or GPU... there's no telling.
     
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Originally Posted by Kaosuonline View Post
Unfortunately that's the problem with running larger GPUs on a Micro ATX board. I see that your PCI-e 16x slot runs in a straight line into the SATA ports. Probably a good AMD motherboard, but if you are really concerned, your best bet is to fork out the money and get an ATX board. It may one day damage the SATA cable, SATA port, PCI slot, or GPU... there's no telling.
And getting a board with better power regulation wouldn't hurt.
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