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5770 backplate question.

i have an old 5770 i want to put into a pc i have. but with the huge backplate ( see link) it doesn't fit. is this backplate important? or can i just remove it?

http://www.stuartconnections.com/10872-thickbox/ATI-Radeon-HD-5770-1GB-PCIe-x16-Video-Card-HDMI-DisplayPort-DualDVI-GCJ42-7120184001G.jpg
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    yeah you can remove it. Some cases/rackmounts have card supports where that extra bit attaches to. It should not have any other function than that AFAIK...
  2. Kari said:
    yeah you can remove it. Some cases/rackmounts have card supports where that extra bit attaches to. It should not have any other function than that AFAIK...


    Thanks!! I was hoping I wouldn't have to start cutting up the case :).
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