How To Destroy Your Computer

electron

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or you could give the computer to any professional IT guy, as they have a few end users who somehow can damage some of the strangest part of a computer :( Great url tho!
 
zack said:
I've broken the AGP locking clip pulling out a video card. :( :)
I still don't understand why it needs that clip. Isn't the torque provided by screwing down the other end to the chassis enough?
 

jrfuda

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rodriguez24 said:
zack said:
I've broken the AGP locking clip pulling out a video card. :( :)
I still don't understand why it needs that clip. Isn't the torque provided by screwing down the other end to the chassis enough?
It depends on how well your case is made, how big/heavy your card is, and if you move your machine a lot.

When I was in Korea, I bought a PC case that was very aesthetically pleasing, but (as I found out when I got it home) poorly made. The openings in the back were a mm or so too short, so when you mounted a PCI card, the screw acted like the weight on a lever, resulting in the part of the card near the opening being VERY firmly mounted and the part farthest from the opening being poorly (or not) mounted. I had to buy card keepers ( http://store.yahoo.com/directron/cardkeeper.html ) in order to keep my cards in place.

Folks with really big, heave cards and/or folks that move their machines (the LAN party crowd) need a little something extra to hold it in place as well.
 
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