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?
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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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.