8800 vibrating against RAM cover?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by stylishgeek, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. stylishgeek macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello all,

    I just got my 8800 upgrade today and installed it right away of course, and I noticed when I installed it that it touches the RAM cover right below it (if you install in slot 1). I believe there's a performance reason to install in slot 1, more throughput or some such?

    Anyhow, I can hear it vibrate against the RAM cover intermittently and it's driving me nuts. Anyone have a solution for this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    1. As it should mount parallel to the cover, it shouldn't be close enough to touch it.
    2. It shouldn't be vibrating.
     
  3. stylishgeek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone else have the card touching the RAM cover? I took it apart once after I noticed the buzz and all 4 screws for the RAM cover were in place, indicating that the RAM cover was in the correct spot. I don't see how there can be room between the card and the RAM cover unless I just have a "bad" system.
     
  4. Help! macrumors regular

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    No, there is a small gap between the card and the ram housing area, in my mp at least.
     
  5. nurfen macrumors member

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    Mine too.
     
  6. Siron macrumors 6502

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  7. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Same here. Thin gap, but a gap nonetheless.

    Make sure you've got the PCIe card bracket retention plate and screws well seated. The bottom-most screw should lock down the graphics card in the bottom slot.
     
  8. krye macrumors 68000

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