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Gtx460 appears bent after contact with memory slot

  • Nvidia
  • ATX
  • Memory
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
September 20, 2011 3:34:53 PM

Yesterday I bought an ASUS GTX460 TOP and installed it in my PC . When i opened the ATX case today i found out that the white coloured locking clips of the memory slot present in the mobo were in contact with the backside of PCB of the graphics card and the card appears slightly bent . Will this cause any issue ? I'm a bit worried

P.S : Could not post original pictures since a friend of mine has borrowed my camera . MY BAD :( 

Mobo : DG35EC (micro atx)

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September 20, 2011 3:45:42 PM

We're talking about a matter of degrees here. Circuit boards can be flexed a little without damage but the more they are flexed the more risk of breaking a run especially an inside run. If it's bent and still running I wouldn't worry about it. Over a period of time it will probably take a "set" from being heated.
September 20, 2011 3:50:31 PM

My old 4850 were bent for some time but didnt really impact the card. (was from the custom cooler atached quite strong).

On the other hand, now i have the nvidia 560 ti from gigabyte and i know that if it bent, it would probably touch some conectors that might short-circuit.

Hard to say on your particular model.
September 20, 2011 4:00:58 PM

The white locking clip is in contact only with an object that appears to be a black mat that kinda of protects the connectors present below

Here's a better link

The part that i am talking about is the one present directly above the 2 six pin connectors that appears kinda black plastic stuff with 2 very small prongs at either ends..

Any help is appreciated , thanks in advance