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Jaga848

Touched the top of my GPU with metal while it was running

6 minutes ago, Jaga848 said:

Okay, so basically, my PC was on and I (being the idiot I am) wanted to remove a metal panel above the back side of the GPU (the thing you pop out when you put in a GPU, a PCI express card etc) without turning the PC off first. What happened is that the metal panel thingy touched the top of my GPU (which doesn't have any protection - it's a Zotac GTX 1050 ti OC edition) while it was running. Nothing happened, I felt nothing and nothing changed on the screen, the GPU fans kept spinning etc. The GPU is working fine. I wanna know if it's possible I damaged something in any way, I'm especially afraid of some damage that doesn't show up now, but might show up later down the road. 

 

Thanks!

It should be fine. If there is a short, it usually happens immediately, and the computer will shutdown itself. But do be careful next time, and practice the right precautions. We all don't want to see hardware go KABOOM, that's a sad thing to see.

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Okay, so basically, my PC was on and I (being the idiot I am) wanted to remove a metal panel above the back side of the GPU (the thing you pop out when you put in a GPU, a PCI express card etc) without turning the PC off first. What happened is that the metal panel thingy touched the top of my GPU (which doesn't have any protection - it's a Zotac GTX 1050 ti OC edition) while it was running. Nothing happened, I felt nothing and nothing changed on the screen, the GPU fans kept spinning etc. The GPU is working fine. I wanna know if it's possible I damaged something in any way, I'm especially afraid of some damage that doesn't show up now, but might show up later down the road. 

 

Thanks!


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If it didnt fry you or the GPU, you should be fine.


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6 minutes ago, Jaga848 said:

Okay, so basically, my PC was on and I (being the idiot I am) wanted to remove a metal panel above the back side of the GPU (the thing you pop out when you put in a GPU, a PCI express card etc) without turning the PC off first. What happened is that the metal panel thingy touched the top of my GPU (which doesn't have any protection - it's a Zotac GTX 1050 ti OC edition) while it was running. Nothing happened, I felt nothing and nothing changed on the screen, the GPU fans kept spinning etc. The GPU is working fine. I wanna know if it's possible I damaged something in any way, I'm especially afraid of some damage that doesn't show up now, but might show up later down the road. 

 

Thanks!

It should be fine. If there is a short, it usually happens immediately, and the computer will shutdown itself. But do be careful next time, and practice the right precautions. We all don't want to see hardware go KABOOM, that's a sad thing to see.

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15 minutes ago, Ezilkannan said:

It should be fine. Like people mentioned above, if something got shorted, your GPU/PC would have shut off. I was once stupid enough to get my finger into a cpu fan before it stopped completely and ended up with a deep cut to my nail :|

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