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Windows 7: Could my PCIx16 slot be the cause of 3 bad graphics card fans?

07 Oct 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One straight on please.

P.S. If it is warping, it isn't the fan that is warping but the card itself.


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07 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
One straight on please.

P.S. If it is warping, it isn't the fan that is warping but the card itself.
That is straight on, I dont have a tower but a box... I'll take a front view for you to see what I'm talking about...


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07 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Could it be a slight misalignment of your motherboard relative to the case? Try loosening the motherboard mounting screws and then insert the card. When installed, retighten the screws.
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07 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Could it be a slight misalignment of your motherboard relative to the case? Try loosening the motherboard mounting screws and then insert the card. When installed, retighten the screws.
I dont think so, the machining on this case is really high end and very precise. Its an Origen and is all aluminum, model is X11 Home Theater PC.

Perhaps when I'm tightening down the mounting screw for the graphics card to the PCI slot on the back it does seem to move/tilt the card if tightened all the way
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07 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Maybe it's the angle of the dangle, but that main cable (24-pin connectors) looks to be disconnected (See red lines next to cable)

It should be connected to the motherboard! Am I missing something?

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07 Oct 2010   #16

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Looking at the image of your system, I would say that a bit of cable management would be beneficial. Your main ATX power cable is running straight across the board, and I see that you have a 20-24 pin extension fitted. Unfortunately, the connector is right next to the graphics slot. Could this be interfering with the fan on the graphics card?
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07 Oct 2010   #17

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Looking at the image of your system, I would say that a bit of cable management would be beneficial. Your main ATX power cable is running straight across the board, and I see that you have a 20-24 pin extension fitted. Unfortunately, the connector is right next to the graphics slot. Could this be interfering with the fan on the graphics card?
The cables arent long enough to do any good cable management, trust me I tried. theres a lot going on in there... 3 HDD's, 2 video cards, 8g of ram, dvd, 27 card slot etc

Nothing is disconnected, everything is good.

The fan will face left towards the other graphics card, so no, the cables are on the other side of it.
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07 Oct 2010   #18

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Maybe it's the angle of the dangle, but that main cable (24-pin connectors) looks to be disconnected (See red lines next to cable)

It should be connected to the motherboard! Am I missing something?

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Angle of the dangle? haha what?

Some things are disconnected, but thats because I was working on it all day. Pretty much everything that needs to be plugged back in is. And the 24 pin is connected.
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07 Oct 2010   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Could it be a slight misalignment of your motherboard relative to the case? Try loosening the motherboard mounting screws and then insert the card. When installed, retighten the screws.
I dont think so, the machining on this case is really high end and very precise. Its an Origen and is all aluminum, model is X11 Home Theater PC.

Perhaps when I'm tightening down the mounting screw for the graphics card to the PCI slot on the back it does seem to move/tilt the card if tightened all the way
Nonetheless, try what I suggested. The motherboard only has to be out of alignment by a fraction of a milimetre for problems to occur when installing cards, especially graphics cards due to the higher density of connectors in the PCIe socket when compared to a PCI one.
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07 Oct 2010   #20

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
It should be connected to the motherboard! Am I missing something?

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I see that you have a 20-24 pin extension fitted.
Hmmm... that explains it. It looked to be disconnected to me. Never mind.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I would say that a bit of cable management would be beneficial.
Yeah that would definitely help with heat in the long run. Not to mention cables rubbing up against things.
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