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March 22, 2007 11:04:52 PM

I can't stop laughing at the size of my video card. I just received it in the mail. eVGA Geforce 8800gtx acs3. This thing is HUGE and weighs alot more than the normal version due to the heat spreader. I'm afraid of it snapping off inside of my pci-e socket. That's how heavy it is. My motherboard is not laying down flat. Is my card at risk here due to gravity?

-Chapel
March 22, 2007 11:13:12 PM

I would not transport the system with the 8800gtx in, but as long as it's not going anywhere you will be OK.. PCB's are tougher then you think.
March 22, 2007 11:30:47 PM

If you secure it properly, then nothing will snap.
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March 22, 2007 11:45:46 PM

Ok, I had to make sure. Thank you for the information.
March 22, 2007 11:56:15 PM

You are good to go.Just don't take your tower anywhere unless you remove the video card first.After which you put it back in.Mother boards and PCB's are a lot tougher than people think.They are also quite flexible.Goodluck.

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March 23, 2007 12:07:25 AM

Also just to add to that, don't think that putting the case on it's side is a foolproof way to avoid stress while transorting the lateral stress still exists, and even the up down vibrations will cause stress on the HSF screws.

Always best to take out the card when moving more than a few feet.
March 23, 2007 12:55:55 AM

you can try seaching around, I remember one case had huge plastic handles that hold the videocards to the case tightly, to prevent bending.
March 23, 2007 1:13:24 AM

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you can try seaching around, I remember one case had huge plastic handles that hold the videocards to the case tightly, to prevent bending.


or you can just tape it on. duct tape solves everything, after all, as you may or may not know.

i rigged up my own hdd cage, because the case that my friend gave me didn't have one. it consists of aluminum, paper, tape, and a fan :) 

my machine is a frankenstein. and i love it.
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