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Old March 9, 2011, 03:39 PM
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Currently, I have a Sapphire HD 5870 which I bought about 1 year ago. From my recent observations I noticed that the card is bent at the end, where 2 6 pin power connectors are.
Does this affect the performance of the card and is this problem reversible?

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Old March 9, 2011, 04:18 PM
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this shouldnt affect the performance, and my guess is that the card is best because of heat, do you have an aftermarket cooler on it? reason i ask that is two fold, if you have o'ced and didnt have an aftermarket cooler, you could have warped the card based on heat, or if you DID have a cooler on it that was heavier that the original weight could have been the culprit.Pictures would help us to identify a bit more.
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Old March 9, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Fair typical and shouldn't be of any harm.

My HD5870 is pretty bent too due to the weight of the waterblock I put on it. Not the best of pictures, but hopefully gives you something to compare to:



Been like that for just over a year now and the card still works fine.
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Old March 9, 2011, 04:24 PM
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When I first saw this I actually went ahead and added some spacers for support



But I've had eight cards since and I haven't worried about it or had a card fail.
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