Question How strong are IO ports?

May 26, 2019
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So a question about the IO ports on the MOBO, also the HDMI and Displayport ports on the GPU, how strong are they? Like for instance, on the motherboard, when you install the IO shield, you press rather strongly onto the IO ports as well, are they designed to hold on at that amount of pressure? Same with GPUs, are their ports attached firmly and designed not to break easily?
 

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mine can bench me on a couch. jk

they are only as strong as the solder joining them.



the screws on either side are meant for tightening the plug so you do not have to put any pressure on the solder joints. the connectors are pulled to each other, not away from anything.

others are meant for near zero force to insert and are keyed to go in only one way.
but all are only as strong as the solder joints they are attached with.
 
May 26, 2019
68
2
35
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mine can bench me on a couch. jk

they are only as strong as the solder joining them.



the screws on either side are meant for tightening the plug so you do not have to put any pressure on the solder joints. the connectors are pulled to each other, not away from anything.

others are meant for near zero force to insert and are keyed to go in only one way.
but all are only as strong as the solder joints they are attached with.
I put a little bit of force when installing the io shield, should the ports be ok?
 

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