Old 27th November 2002, 16:22   #1
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AGP Slot

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Since putting in my Geforce 4 Ti on Monday, and changing into my new case (see that here) I noticed that the AGP slot has somehow either melted or become damaged in some way. At the moment it is not affecting it, but I am a bit stumped as to what has caused it, and wondered if anyone had any ideas.
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Old 27th November 2002, 16:36   #2
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Hmm. I'd start saving for a new mobo if i were you. And switch back to your old card for now.

Just a guess, but it looks like the card is drawing more current than the pins in the slot can handle, causing them to heat up. I just find it unbelievable its happened without causing the thing to crash...

Nice lookin case btw.

[edit] Looking again, the pins dont seem to be in the right possition for it to melt there....Its strange[/edit]
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Old 27th November 2002, 18:48   #3
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Yeah, I'd start savinging for a new mobo. In the meantime, no damage right? From the looks of things, it's just the plastic part where the lock normally goes that's melted. I don't think it's THAT bad for it. Just replace the mobo when you can.

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Old 27th November 2002, 18:58   #4
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I've been having computer problems since I tried to install a Geforce4 ti4400. I returned the vid card and put my old one back in. Still had problems. My comp is under warranty and the company sent me a new mobo and a new hd and I still have the same problems. Troubleshooting this problem has been a bitch.
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Old 27th November 2002, 19:23   #5
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bilbo: where'd you get that case from? I've been thinking about getting one like that. is it any good?

I got a geforce 4 4200 ti and have had 0 problems with it

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Old 27th November 2002, 22:03   #6
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Thats the one that I got Will. Its dead easy to get into, and there is lots of room for maneovre, the only downside is my dvdrom, cdrw and livedrive are all white, and its a silver case so it looks odd
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Old 27th November 2002, 22:05   #7
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the only downside is my dvdrom, cdrw and livedrive are all white, and its a silver case so it looks odd
Nothing a quick coat of paint wouldnt fix.
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Old 27th November 2002, 22:13   #8
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Bilbo, it isnt broken, well, it is, but its not going to effect your computer, just make sure the card is securely screwed in, Most modern motherboards now come with a white latch which clicks into place when you shove the agp card in, from the picture, it looks as if it has been in the lock position when you pushed in the card, hence snaping off the locking arm.
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HOWEVER, if the board never had a locking arm, its probably just a result of a case bang, since its firmly in, if you hit the back of the pc, the horizontal card will push back in the slot and snap the end.

also, the actual slots themselves are made of very brittle plastic, so that are astonishingly easy to break, as long as the card sinks below the snapped area, it shouldnt cause any problems.
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hang on. you buy a raedon 9700, which you sell in order to buy a gf4 ti4400?
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You broke the retaining clip for the card, nothing more. If it is a desktop, then you're fine - the weight of the card is keeping it in the slot, but if it's in a tower case, the card could eventually fall out (in theory) if it happens to be a heavy card, or from vibrations from fan startup, etc.

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Old 29th November 2002, 14:30   #11
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hang on. you buy a raedon 9700, which you sell in order to buy a gf4 ti4400?
I was a bit over enthusiastic. I shouldn't have spent £300 on the ATi, and I sold it as i was very short of money (being a student an all).
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Old 29th November 2002, 15:33   #12
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You broke the retaining clip for the card, nothing more. If it is a desktop, then you're fine - the weight of the card is keeping it in the slot, but if it's in a tower case, the card could eventually fall out (in theory) if it happens to be a heavy card, or from vibrations from fan startup, etc.
i agree - it looks just like the clip's been snapped off, rather than a melting thing. that'll teach ya to be over zealous when putting in components!

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This topic is so dissapointing. I figured that Bilbo + the word slot in the title + attachment = some great comedy. Turns out it is really about an AGP slot.

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