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AGP Card Plug - Noob Q

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Dan G, 29 Jan 2006.

  1. Dan G

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jul 2004

    Posts: 758

    Location: Carmarthenshire, SW Wales.

    You know on the Trailing Edge of a AGP Card pug there's that little bit that turns 90 degrees backwards and is outside of the socket? Whats that do / for!!?? ;)
    Cheers :p Daniel :p
     
  2. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 14,007

    Location: Midlands

    thats the bit that is clamped down on by a little latch thingy on some agp boards.
     
  3. stigggeh

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,894

    if its what i am thinking about, some slots have a retention mechanism to hold the card in the slot,
     
  4. Dan G

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jul 2004

    Posts: 758

    Location: Carmarthenshire, SW Wales.

    Thanks for the prompt responses! Sounds like the sort of thing and a neat idea. Never seen a clamp on a mobo for it tho! Cheers!
     
  5. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 14,007

    Location: Midlands

    not all board have the clamp thingy but it is a very good feature. my old kt7a board does not have it and the case the board is in is crappy so if i tighten the scred holding the agp card in place too much then the back end of the card lifts a little out of the socket and caused boot problems sometimes.
    if i had the clamp on the card then i would never have this problem, so i have to be very gentle when fitting the card in.
     
  6. Mrchu_

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 May 2005

    Posts: 505

    Location: whoooping out a window

    I used to take them off if i could with a small screwdriver, because before i had h2o,i would often want to play with different fans & gpu sinks etc.Needing to remove the graphics card in a full case could take some force,practically blind in a full case ,to flip the little lever.As my graphics cards became larger it began to become quiet unnerving when taking it out.It felt as if i was prising a capacator off or something close :eek: . If youre careful in removal (tape it to the inside of your case)you can replace it unnoticed for any reason necessary.I have never had a grafics card not want to stay in on a decent built PC.:)
    just a suggestion.
     
    Last edited: 29 Jan 2006