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October 12, 2012 3:15:35 AM

This is a pic of the graphics card in my new rig and it seems to be bending, should I be worried? I know my cable management is bad atm but i plan to fix it once i know thst my graphics card is safe in that condition. It is a radeon hd 7950 thanks for any help!
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2012 3:24:53 AM

If you can, see if you can try and use something as a stand for it. Put the stand at the lowest end. The problem is that the stand has to be the perfect size or it wont work. But that's a suggestion.
a c 105 U Graphics card
October 12, 2012 3:27:25 AM

they actually do make a prop ( support ) for that such thing. I have a couple of plastic wire ties wrapped around one of the power plugs and loop them through a hole in the hard drive bay somewhere above the card. does an adequate job an gives a sense of "relief" if you know what I mean. I don't like watching my cards bend and put pressure on the slot neither.
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2012 3:35:06 AM

It's unlikely to hurt anything. I've had cards bending far more on cheaper mobos and never had a problem. But if you don't like the aesthetics or want more piece of mind, do one of the above.
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2012 4:52:50 AM

Look up your case type, and look for a VGA bracket. Should hold your GPU. My HAF X came with one, but I don't use it. I really don't think a 7950 could be enough to put pressure on the slot, have you made sure wires are not pulling it down?

I had a 690 in my system once, with the same board as yours (I had it in my system for a couple of minutes to check if it works with my friends computer, didn't work in his system), and it didn't bend at all. Very Strange.
a c 105 U Graphics card
October 12, 2012 8:05:49 AM

they seem to bend over time.
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