Better get a bracket: GPU sagging really ruins your graphics card

Graphics card sag, while once not a problem, has become a real threat to their lifespan, causing them to fail much earlier than usual. As cards get stronger, they also get much bigger and heavier, meaning they tend to sag if not supported on both sides of the computer case.

As a German computer repair technician KrisFix (opens in a new tab) explains (and reported by Tom’s gear) when the graphics card sags as a result of increased weight, “memory modules may lose connection to the associated soldering points on the circuit board.” There is also the issue of thermal variability caused by daily use of the card in deflection conditions.

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