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How can I know if the Pcie retention clip is closed?

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Hello I installed my new gpu how can I know if the pcie retention clip is closed? Gpu is working fine

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the retention clip closes when the GPU is inserted correctly....if you're unsure five it a gentle pull with the screws removed and if it stays in its fine......usually its either push down or hold to the right (from the front of the case....io would be the back)

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11 minutes ago, BubblyCharizard said:

the retention clip closes when the GPU is inserted correctly....if you're unsure five it a gentle pull with the screws removed and if it stays in its fine......usually its either push down or hold to the right (from the front of the case....io would be the back)

I have already done it once but im a little afraid to pull hard because I can damage the pci slot

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12 minutes ago, BubblyCharizard said:

the retention clip closes when the GPU is inserted correctly....if you're unsure five it a gentle pull with the screws removed and if it stays in its fine......usually its either push down or hold to the right (from the front of the case....io would be the back)

Does the retention clip closes if I didn't pull a lot of force when I put the gpu but the gpu is in correctly and screwed into place?

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after pushing the GPU in the PCI slot you can push the clip untill it doesnt move anymore like a ram slot clip, if it doesn't move you should be gtg

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There is a very small audible click you can sometimes hear when you push it in. You can also take a screw driver or something and push on the clip and unlock it and watch it as you push back down and watch it re-close to know its closed. 

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7 minutes ago, wildthing said:

after pushing the GPU in the PCI slot you can push the clip untill it doesnt move anymore like a ram slot clip, if it doesn't move you should be gtg

Well I can't access the clip because my mobo is micro atx and I have a cooler and everything is so close together. I must remove the cooler to access the clip now

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2 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

There is a very small audible click you can sometimes hear when you push it in. You can also take a screw driver or something and push on the clip and unlock it and watch it as you push back down and watch it re-close to know its closed. 

Is it safe if the screwdriver touch the mobo?

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1 minute ago, Yiannis15 said:

Is it safe if the screwdriver touch the mobo?

it will be fine. Its how I unlock the GPU clip in some cases and have slipped off and hit the board a bit with no issues or damage as a result. It wont take a lot of force to do it so no need to put your whole body weight into it, just a small push and it should unlock. 

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1 minute ago, Yiannis15 said:

Well I can't access the clip because my mobo is micro atx and I have a cooler and everything is so close together. I must remove the cooler to access the clip now

well in that case, i mean if you push in the GPU far enough and you're able to screw the GPU in place to the Case you should be fine.

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4 minutes ago, wildthing said:

well in that case, i mean if you push in the GPU far enough and you're able to screw the GPU in place to the Case you should be fine.

like this:

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It's already screwed into place. It's place seems normal I think it's all the way in the Pcie slot and probably it's locked. But I'm not sure I I didn't concentrateto hear a click when I installed it

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8 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

it will be fine. Its how I unlock the GPU clip in some cases and have slipped off and hit the board a bit with no issues or damage as a result. It wont take a lot of force to do it so no need to put your whole body weight into it, just a small push and it should unlock. 

I don't even know if I can fit a crewdriver in there

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38 minutes ago, Yiannis15 said:

It's already screwed into place. It's place seems normal I think it's all the way in the Pcie slot and probably it's locked. But I'm not sure I I didn't concentrateto hear a click when I installed it

you don't need to hear a click, if it's screwed in it's locked in and won't go anywhere.

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1 hour ago, wildthing said:

you don't need to hear a click, if it's screwed in it's locked in and won't go anywhere.

So if the clip didn't close but the gpu is screwed in place I'm good to go? Because it's kinda hard to test but probably it's closed

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5 hours ago, Yiannis15 said:

So if the clip didn't close but the gpu is screwed in place I'm good to go? Because it's kinda hard to test but probably it's closed

if it's screwed in it can't go any lower pretty much so you should be oke!

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Just give it a push (same force as to seat ram) near the back of the card.  It's probably seated though, considering that it's screwed in and that it functions.

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On 12/1/2018 at 11:30 AM, wildthing said:

after pushing the GPU in the PCI slot you can push the clip untill it doesnt move anymore like a ram slot clip, if it doesn't move you should be gtg

I did what you said with a screwdriver and it actually moved . But the screwdriver touched my mobo but I think it's ok

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