So a month or so ago I got a Sapphire R9 270X Toxic, great card and had no problems with it. A couple of days ago I went to strip my PC and clean it, however when I got to the graphics card I noticed that I couldn't push down the lock on the slot. I could pull the front half (well more like a quarter because the card is so big) out of the slot but could not push the lock down at the back no matter how hard I tried, I tried to push it down with a screwdriver and got it about half way open before it just pinged back up. I didn't want to try any harder and have the screwdriver split it and crack the mobo.
I have it in the PCIe 3.0 slot, the one with the lock that's kinda more like a DIMM slot's as opposed to the tab.
I'm not sure if it's the size of the graphics card/shroud that's causing it, to stick, I tried to get my camera down to have a look but it's too low for me to be able to see. This is the opposite side though, as you can see the head of the lock is pretty marked with the force I was putting on the screwdriver.
So does anyone have any advice? I know with the tab type locks you can just snap them but I can't really do that with this and would rather not break the slot as the PCIe 2.0 slot would cause the card to cover 4 of my SATA sockets
Ohh also the reason I want to take it out and not just leave it be is that after getting it half out and putting it back in I've been experiencing quite a few graphical glitches such as flickering while playing games and occasionally random squares that look like QR codes will appear, especially when using Chrome, so I wanted to take it out so that I could make sure I've not bent anything and re-seat it. I did upgrade to Catalyst 14.4 straight after putting it back in though so not sure if it's maybe being caused by it.