Question Anyone know what happens if a GPU isn't seated completely into the PCIe slot?

Yoiji

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The RTX 3080 is insanely big. I can't even reach the switch thing that you have to press down to pull the GPU out without a ruler. So, when installing the card, there was no click with that switch next to the PCIe slot. When I pulled out the RTX 3080 to reseat it, it came out instantly, meaning the switch didn't latch on. I just reseated the GPU and pressed completely down, again, no click sound.

Right now, I am running the PC, even though there was no click sound. What should be happening if the GPU is not completely into the slot? Would I be getting weird tears or images? Because atm the image and FPS in games are not odd at all.
 

Yoiji

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You could have some problems down the road if the gpu isn't seated all the way. The weight of it may slowly unseat it. I would try, with computer off, gently rock it and press down at the same time until you hear it click in to place.
@Fix_that_Glitch I just tried putting it in again and I pressed as hard as I could. I hear a soft, "thud" when it goes in but no click. I really wish I could take a picture to show you but the GPU is too big that it covers it.
 

Yoiji

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Well if you can't tell then there is no way for me to tell you it's ok then;)
Yeah I figured. That is why I was asking what would be signs that it is not in all the way? Would I experience any issues? Or since it is still making partial contact, it is working for now? Cause if there should be issues, but I am not experiencing any of them, then it might be in all the way.
 

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