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[Question] Noticed odd thing about my graphics card. Can someone explain what these are for?

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December 28, 2013 2:04:55 PM

http://imgur.com/a/ZqAhI

I ovaled the parts I am wondering about. They all seem to be ground down and I am not sure why they are.

Also, what are they, what do they do, and how bad is it that mine seem to be worn down.
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2013 2:13:28 PM

I would guess those are connection points between 2 blank boards.
At the factory, it is only marginally more expensive 2 print two at once, than to print just one. After printing, break apart at these joints, and grind down any excess material.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2013 2:15:08 PM

That is from the pcb (printed circuit board) manufacturing process. Those are just break-way points where the border material was removed, perfectly normal, nothing to be concerned about.
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December 28, 2013 2:22:21 PM

animal said:
That is from the pcb (printed circuit board) manufacturing process. Those are just break-way points where the border material was removed, perfectly normal, nothing to be concerned about.


Ah few. Yea, I first noticed the bottom ones (where the card inserts into the PCI-E of the MOBO) and I was pretty concerned. Then I noticed they were the same on the top of the card which I had no way of explaining how I could have possibly worn those down too. I thought I may have damage them when I put the card in so I am glad that is not the case. Thanks!
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2013 2:37:19 PM

no, problem, happy to be of assistance.
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