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Old 05-09-05, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hi all,

My Leadtek 6800 GT is pretty heavy, and i'm worried that moving the case around to lan parties could loosen the slot.

I remember hearing about some card locking mechanism that held agp cards into place better for moving.

Anyone got a link?

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Old 05-09-05, 03:51 PM   #2
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Hi all,

My Leadtek 6800 GT is pretty heavy, and i'm worried that moving the case around to lan parties could loosen the slot.

I remember hearing about some card locking mechanism that held agp cards into place better for moving.

Anyone got a link?

Thanks

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Some motherboards have a simple mechanism fitted to one end of the AGP socket, which automatically locks to the vga card when it is pushed into position.

But of course you should already know if your motherboard has this feature ?
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Old 05-09-05, 05:17 PM   #3
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Yes my Abit KV8 Pro has this feature on the agp slot. Its not enough though. I remember seeing a rubber lock that goes on top of the card, but for the life of me I cant remember the name

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Old 05-09-05, 05:22 PM   #4
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lol found it.

http://www7.tomshardware.com/howto/20050225/

anyone use any of these?

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Old 05-09-05, 05:33 PM   #5
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I doubt my Leadtek 6800 GT would allow it though. The fan on the Leadtek obstructs the top.

http://img.hexus.net/v2/graphics_car...rofile_big.jpg

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Old 05-09-05, 05:38 PM   #6
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lol found it.

http://www7.tomshardware.com/howto/20050225/

anyone use any of these?

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Never seen these before, but definately a very interesting solution for securing pci cards.

Since your mobo AGP socket has the locking feature I described, surely you obviously don't need a "cardkeeper" for your vga card. However "cardkeeper" seems like an excellent solution for all the other pci cards in your setup.

EDIT:

Unless of course you are worried that your vga card is way too heavy for the standard AGP lock to hold ?
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are u shure you have a LeadTek 6800GT?
that looks like an ultra

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Old 05-10-05, 09:34 AM   #9
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Removing the card before you move the computer might be the safest bet after all..
bit more hassle but still..
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I have the same card and normally when moving my PC I lie it on its side, so the cards are in a desktop case orientation. I think this is better for the motherbards and card, as less stress is being put on the card and AGP slot.
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Last week, I kindaa shifted mi comp.. quite far. and i was too lazy to remove the Leadtek card.
i made sure the card is fitted wit 2 screws on either sides of the plate.. so it doesnt move.... and i kept the cabinet horizonatlly, made sure the card wuld not pull down the AGP slot along wit it. it worked.
But beleve me...i was sh!t scared
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are u shure you have a LeadTek 6800GT?
that looks like an ultra

Thatís definitely not how my A400GT looks *dies*
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