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GPU sagging, causing games to crash

I got a solution hold on
Use fishing line- 
You'll need like 6-9 pound clear line, a swivel, and a snap (or just two snaps)
tie a very short length of line to the op of the case, and a put a swivel (or second snap) on that line, just so that it's out of sight. 
Tie snap to longer length of line, and run it down to the gpu
Unscrew a screw from the back of the card slightly, loop some fishing line to it, re-tighten it. Make sure to pull the line nice and tight- if you have trouble, maybe attach the short length last then. 
This fishing line will hold the card, be detachable via the snap, and be very low key/hard to see. 
 
 
Snap-swivel-Black.png
^Swivel snap combo
 
 
This can all be accomplished for cheap via a trip down to the local bait and tackle.

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Hi everyone,

I've been trying to diagnose an issue with my brother's PC - it started randomly crashing in games, and I seem to have made it stop crashing by reseating the graphics card and putting the PC on its side to prevent sagging.

The card is an Asus DirectCU II GTX 760, case is a Fractal Design Node 804 and motherboard is a Gigabyte H97M Gaming 3. I can't remember the rest of the specs exactly but it's something like an i5 4590 cooled by an NZXT air cooler, 8GB G.Skill RAM, Corsair RM PSU (550W IIRC), Samsung 840 Evo SSD and WD Blue HDD and a PCIe wifi adapter.

Anyway, I can't leave a PC on its side forever so I'm looking for suggestions to prevent the GPU sagging. I'd like to put a backplate on it but I don't want to void warranty - particularly as it's not my PC - and I can't find one for that card anyway.

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I got a solution hold on
Use fishing line- 
You'll need like 6-9 pound clear line, a swivel, and a snap (or just two snaps)
tie a very short length of line to the op of the case, and a put a swivel (or second snap) on that line, just so that it's out of sight. 
Tie snap to longer length of line, and run it down to the gpu
Unscrew a screw from the back of the card slightly, loop some fishing line to it, re-tighten it. Make sure to pull the line nice and tight- if you have trouble, maybe attach the short length last then. 
This fishing line will hold the card, be detachable via the snap, and be very low key/hard to see. 
 
 
Snap-swivel-Black.png
^Swivel snap combo
 
 
This can all be accomplished for cheap via a trip down to the local bait and tackle.


muh specs 

Gaming and HTPC (reparations)- ASUS 1080, MSI X99A SLI Plus, 5820k- 4.5GHz @ 1.25v, asetek based 360mm AIO, RM 1000x, 16GB memory, 750D with front USB 2.0 replaced with 3.0  ports, 2 250GB 850 EVOs in Raid 0 (why not, only has games on it), some hard drives

Screens- Acer preditor XB241H (1080p, 144Hz Gsync), LG 1080p ultrawide, (all mounted) directly wired to TV in other room

Stuff- k70 with reds, steel series rival, g13, full desk covering mouse mat

All parts black

Workstation(desk)- 3770k, 970 reference, 16GB of some crucial memory, a motherboard of some kind I don't remember, Micomsoft SC-512N1-L/DVI, CM Storm Trooper (It's got a handle, can you handle that?), 240mm Asetek based AIO, Crucial M550 256GB (upgrade soon), some hard drives, disc drives, and hot swap bays

Screens- 3  ASUS VN248H-P IPS 1080p screens mounted on a stand, some old tv on the wall above it. 

Stuff- Epicgear defiant (solderless swappable switches), g600, moutned mic and other stuff. 

Laptop docking area- 2 1440p korean monitors mounted, one AHVA matte, one samsung PLS gloss (very annoying, yes). Trashy Razer blackwidow chroma...I mean like the J key doesn't click anymore. I got a model M i use on it to, but its time for a new keyboard. Some edgy Utechsmart mouse similar to g600. Hooked to laptop dock for both of my dell precision laptops. (not only docking area)

Shelf- i7-2600 non-k (has vt-d), 380t, some ASUS sandy itx board, intel quad nic. Currently hosts shared files, setting up as pfsense box in VM. Also acts as spare gaming PC with a 580 or whatever someone brings. Hooked into laptop dock area via usb switch

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dis gon b gud!

there, done typing. I have a redneck solution for everything. 


muh specs 

Gaming and HTPC (reparations)- ASUS 1080, MSI X99A SLI Plus, 5820k- 4.5GHz @ 1.25v, asetek based 360mm AIO, RM 1000x, 16GB memory, 750D with front USB 2.0 replaced with 3.0  ports, 2 250GB 850 EVOs in Raid 0 (why not, only has games on it), some hard drives

Screens- Acer preditor XB241H (1080p, 144Hz Gsync), LG 1080p ultrawide, (all mounted) directly wired to TV in other room

Stuff- k70 with reds, steel series rival, g13, full desk covering mouse mat

All parts black

Workstation(desk)- 3770k, 970 reference, 16GB of some crucial memory, a motherboard of some kind I don't remember, Micomsoft SC-512N1-L/DVI, CM Storm Trooper (It's got a handle, can you handle that?), 240mm Asetek based AIO, Crucial M550 256GB (upgrade soon), some hard drives, disc drives, and hot swap bays

Screens- 3  ASUS VN248H-P IPS 1080p screens mounted on a stand, some old tv on the wall above it. 

Stuff- Epicgear defiant (solderless swappable switches), g600, moutned mic and other stuff. 

Laptop docking area- 2 1440p korean monitors mounted, one AHVA matte, one samsung PLS gloss (very annoying, yes). Trashy Razer blackwidow chroma...I mean like the J key doesn't click anymore. I got a model M i use on it to, but its time for a new keyboard. Some edgy Utechsmart mouse similar to g600. Hooked to laptop dock for both of my dell precision laptops. (not only docking area)

Shelf- i7-2600 non-k (has vt-d), 380t, some ASUS sandy itx board, intel quad nic. Currently hosts shared files, setting up as pfsense box in VM. Also acts as spare gaming PC with a 580 or whatever someone brings. Hooked into laptop dock area via usb switch

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Looks like the card's connectors are somehow losing contact to the pins in the PCIE slot. It could be due to gunk on the card's gold contacts or dust/corrosion in the PCIE slot.

 

You can clean the card's gold contacts by rubbing an eraser across the whole length of the finger (on both sides)

 

And blow out any dust in the PCIE slot.


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there, done typing. I have a redneck solution for everything. 

im disappointed in you and im sure you know what you did wrong! why didnt you immediately turn to duct tape?


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