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Windows 7: Some newbie questions after ugrading GPU.

03 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Some newbie questions after ugrading GPU.


I just upgraded my GPU to an AMD r9-290 Vapor. I am still using my old Antec 900 case and the wires are a bit cluttered after fitting in that GPU.

I have wires sitting on top of the GPU and some wires touching the side of the GPU's heatsink. Do I need to worry about the wires melting? The wires are from the EVGA 850 G2.

Also I used a couple of cable ties (those wrapped metal wires), are they going to damage the mobo?

Thanks in advance.

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03 Feb 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Their is no cable ties with wires in them that should be used. None, Zero.
Cable ties should be plastic of some kind with not metal.

If you have cables laying on or rubbing against your video card then you have a mess. You need to spend some time with cable management.
Cable and harness routing should be very neat and tidy. Cables should not block air flow in any fashion.

Could you post a picture of the inside of your system with everything hooked up.

Use this tutorial to post a picture.

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04 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

These are the ones I am talking about to shorten the wires.
Some newbie questions after ugrading GPU.-ties.jpg

This is the inside. The GPU fit just right into the case and it didn't leave me much room to situate the SATA and mobo wires.
Some newbie questions after ugrading GPU.-case.jpg

Finally, my post BIOS screen looks like this... which was why I asked if having those ties would damage the mobo.
Some newbie questions after ugrading GPU.-bios.jpg

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04 Feb 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

You do NOT want to use those ties in your picture.
Yes they can do all kinds of damage because they conduct electricity.

You need to start over and clean up the mess and hope no damage has been done.

That picture of your bios is scary.

To get a idea of what is neat and tidy go to this thread.

Show Us Your Rig [8]

Check out post

Those are just a few to get you started.
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