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I plan to use this on a HD3850 or 1950 pro. With all that excess weight, wouldn't the card eventually snap off the slot in the long run? I am concerned about weight and I only want to run passive. I e-mailed Thermalright, they said:

Hi,

I'd have to say no, as there has never been a report of anything like that ever happening.

Thermalright Support,

Bob

Both of these are not dual slot cards so I don't have the luxury of adding extra suport. Thoughts/Opinions?
 

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i have never heard of a PCB snapping in normal circumstances. the only ones i have heard of is when someone blew up a card intentionally. seriously though, dont worry about it. i know quite a few people who use that cooler and never had an issue.
 

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i have never heard of a PCB snapping in normal circumstances. the only ones i have heard of is when someone blew up a card intentionally. seriously though, dont worry about it. i know quite a few people who use that cooler and never had an issue.
But using both on a single slot card not a double slot. Won't it snap off due to the weight? Its not standup upwards either as this will be going into a mid tower.
 

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PCB is thin but very strong so I doubt it would snap. It is not like the solder boards you get at RadioShack to solder stuff on. PCB is loaded with copper, aluminum, and other metals, its not just plastic like it looks.
 

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Typically they are 6 layer fiberglass, more if they are real quality pcb's, a lot of people had fears of very heavy coolers when they came out, after 4 years of running zalman coolerrs on my p4c800-e del and 6800gt, they show no signs of sagging, much less breaking, I wouldn't worry.
 
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