Another source of danger is the location of the memory slots on many new PCI Express motherboards. In many models the x16 PEG slot is placed very high. The reverse side of many longer graphics cards is then only a few millimeters from the fixing clips of the memory slots. If the clips are slightly open, due either to a previous exchange of memory modules or simply through carelessness, the clips gently shave capacitors from the reverse side of the graphics card when inserting it. This could occur, for example, while handling a dark case under the table.
Very dangerous! The fixing clips of the memory slots (here with the Intel D925XCV) act like a plane when open while inserting the graphics card. The result is torn-off capacitors on the graphics card.
The problem is encountered with many motherboards, such as the Asus A8N-SLI.
The result: Torn-off capacitors, in the case of a GeForce 6800 Ultra here. The card still runs without problems despite the missing components.
- Robust Mid-Range - GeForce 6600 Shootout
- GeForce 6600 Architecture
- GeForce 6600 Architecture, Continued
- AGP Or PCI Express?
- Comparing The Test Candidates
- Albatron Trinity PC6600U
- Albatron Trinity PC6600U, Continued
- Albatron Trinity PC6600GT
- Asus Extreme N6600GT (EN6600GT/TD/128M/A)
- Gainward Ultra/1960 PCX XP 128 MB "Golden Sample" GLH
- Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP
- Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP, Continued
- Leadtek WinFast PX6600 GT TDH Extreme Version
- MSI NX6600 VTD128E Diamond
- Hazards When Handling Graphics Cards
- Hazards When Handling Graphics Cards, Continued
- Test Setup
- Doom3 - High Quality
- Riddick - Escape From Butcher Bay - No AA/AF
- Half-Life 2 - No AA/AF