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Graphics card hangs (physically)

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January 17, 2013 6:13:05 AM

hi there,

so the other day i was just doing a general system rebuild and i just noticed that my graphics cards hang quite low when i plug them in... this is obviously easily solved with a screw but i was just wondering how bad it really is ?

ps the bottom card hangs down to the psu if i let it just sit there (only let that happen once to see how low it goes but not again :non:  )

system specs :

i5-3450 stock speed
ga-p67-ud3-b3
6 GB ram
CF XFX hd 6870
hiper type-m 880w
Samsung spinpoint 1tb
Coolermaster comos 1000


thanks for any help
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 6:33:51 AM

So...you're not screwing them in? You can easily break the PCIe slot on the mobo. They have the screw holes for a reason.
January 17, 2013 6:35:45 AM

no i am screwing them in
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 6:36:58 AM

Your post says that they are fixed with the screw. And you say you're screwing them in. So what is your problem/issue with the cards?
January 17, 2013 6:37:00 AM

i was just wondering if when they dont have a screw in its normal for them to hang low
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 6:45:26 AM

Ah. Yeah, that's pretty common with newer cases. I've made it a habit of always installing/removing a GPU while the case is on the side or while I'm holding one end up. It's not a huge problem if its just while doing that, but it could break the slot none the less if you're not careful about bumping them and such.
January 17, 2013 6:52:58 AM

alright thanks for the help :) 
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