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September 9, 2013 7:55:50 PM

Will a graphics card break if there is a tiny dent in one of the little metal pieces? I just checked my unused graphics card today, and found one... Currently, I'm unable to test it since I am ordering a new PSU to power it.

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September 9, 2013 8:01:35 PM

Can you post a picture?
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September 9, 2013 8:02:03 PM

Hello,

If you are talking about what I think you are talking about, you are fine. The Copper or Zinc in the heatpipes are typically imperfect with blemishes, but the heatpipes are there to transfer heat, and do not affect your card's performance at all.

If you are feeling uneasy about it, send it back. Most websites will gladly accept it back and send you a new one!
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September 9, 2013 8:48:43 PM

Hm, I'm pretty sure it's not a heatpipe, it's on the backside of the card, and it's the longest(height-wise) piece of the back, there are around 7 of them, and only one has the dent.
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September 9, 2013 10:18:58 PM

Hello,

What type of card is it? I'm looking at my 7850 and I can't seem to find any parts that could be dented. Also, if you could upload a picture it would help tons.
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September 9, 2013 10:53:20 PM

Alright, I'll try to upload a picture... It's a Gigabyte HD 6770, btw.

EDIT: I can get to my camera tomorrow, so is it okay if I upload it then?
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September 9, 2013 11:06:10 PM

Yeah thats fine.

Where did you purchase it from? It would probably be in your best interest to just send it in.
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September 10, 2013 5:56:36 PM

I tried using my camera, but it was far too blurry...
I found an image of a video card on google, and marked the piece the dent was on.
imgur.com/g3n7y1d.jpg
I marked the part in black.
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September 11, 2013 1:04:54 PM

Huh. Well I'm not an expert on the actual PCB but if I were you I'd just send it in to be safe. There's no point in keeping in when it may have issues down the road, especially when many websites will honor an RMA without much trouble.
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September 11, 2013 3:57:16 PM

Alright, thanks :p 
I think I'll wait until I have my PSU so that I can test it, since it has a 3 year warranty
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