HD2600 installed on old Mac Pro, PCIe slot question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by shinji, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    I installed the HD2600 on my 'old' Mac Pro and it's working great.

    Only thing...there was a little locking clip at the end of the PCIe slot. Sort of flimsy and you're supposed to push it up towards the top of the case and not outwards, however I did the opposite of that and broke it. Should I be concerned about that? The slot itself obviously works fine and the card is screwed in regardless.
     
  2. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

    Everythingisnt

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    I don't think you should be very concerned about that, as as far as I know it's only purpose is to make sure that the card doesn't slide out accidentally.

    You should be fine.
     
  3. shinji thread starter macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    Thanks yeah was a little pissed about that. I also couldn't find it after I pulled it out, so it may be floating around the case or it could have fallen behind my desk. Tiny little plastic thing.
     
  4. newtech macrumors 6502

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    ISA, EISA, Micro Channel, PCI and AGP got along fine for years without that flimsy "lock". I would not worry about it, they seem engineered to break if looked at crosseyed.
     

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