I found these little gems while poking around on eBay. If you occasionally have trouble, like I do, with the PCIe adapters coming loose from your motherboard, these clips can help lock them into place.
They are only a few dollars and will probably pay for themselves the first time you don’t lose a GPU overnight due to a cable becoming loose due to a fan or some other random vibration. I sometime suspect my cat getting too close at times, maybe not enough to knock the miner out, but enough to work a couple of riser cables loose. That’s ok, my cat probably suspects me of stuff too. 🙂
Here is the eBay link to the clips: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PCIe-Adapter-Clips-Locks-for-USB-3-0-PCI-E-1x-to-16x-Riser-Board-Cable-Extenders/274660773837
At first I was a bit skeptical, but these little plastic wonders work great. It seemed before every time I accidentally bumped against one of my rigs, one of the cables would dislodge just enough to cause the attached GPU to hang. Not all the time, but enough times that make these clips worth the trouble.
The clips work best with motherboards with normal PCIe slot spacing, so unfortunately they will not fit on the high PCIe-slot density motherboards such as the ASRock H110 Pro BTC and similar type of boards, but for normally spaced motherboards they definitely help.
I will note that on a few motherboards I used these clips on there were capacitors or power connections really close to the PCIe slot, but I was able to sand the clip down a little with a file and they were still able to grab on and lock the adapter board into place. Just be sure you leave enough of the nub part of the clip to latch to the bottom edge of the PCIe slot.
Anyway, thought I would share this find in case anyone had a use for this type of thing.
On a side note, I am still trying to recover my image files from before the website migration, so I apologize to anyone coming here looking for past information. I am sure I have a backup somewhere, I just need to find it. Not that my traffic was huge to begin with, but I know its disappointing to encounter a broken site.