Radeon 4350HD graphics card upside down?

  tAtu*! 19:36 18 Nov 2009
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Hi all

I have just had a DELL 545MT delivered today. Not booted it up yet as I am awaiting a monitor to arrive from another firm. My question is, when I looked at the system, I noticed the graphics card is upside down. I know connecting the HDMI lead to the card is simple enough, but will the card being upside down affect anything?

Thanks

  woodchip 19:46 18 Nov 2009

no

  tAtu*! 20:18 18 Nov 2009

thanks woodchip.
Is it common for graphics cards to be upside down?

  woodchip 22:16 18 Nov 2009

I think my first win95 was that way. its just those who assembled the card put the socket on wrong way up. but it will still work

  Ashrich 23:06 18 Nov 2009

The original design of these card was for a side mounted PC ( old type laying down sideways with monitor on top ) when the PC towers arrived they didn't bother changing the design as the heat still rose to the top of the tower and was removed by the fan in the power supply .

Ashley

  tAtu*! 07:32 19 Nov 2009

Many thanks woodchip & Ashrich. Put my mind at rest...I was convinced it was shoddy assembly!

Thanks....

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