I raise a pint in your honor good sir!
And -2 conj for me as well.
Well if all the cool kids are doing it.
my old card also faced up. gts 8800but its "slimmer" then the 5970. so it doesnt make contact with the cpu hs and barely makes contact with the 24pin. if you look at the link you can see its made for the vid cards to face twoards the cpu and the 24pin is right next to the pcie x16
its a very stupid design
Erm I looked at that link and it looks like the normal PCI-E layout with the small section towards the rear conectors, and the spring clip towards the front.
Doing it any other way would break with PCI specs, and wouldnt make sense with tha board power connector there.
Can you take a picture of the inside of your comp, or atleast link this upside down graphics card you bought.
This is my mobo and my graphics card faces down. http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery/asus_p5ql-pro_top,0101-173336-0-2-3-1-jpg-.html Edited, Oct 4th 2010 9:39pm by Azimov