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White pad on the back of hd4670?

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Dreaddor

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Jan 24, 2008
I just got my new 4670 1gb agp today (yeah i know agp sucks) and noticed something on the back I've never seen before. A white pad stuck on with a hole cut in the center. I've done a couple video card upgrades in the past and none of them have had anything like this. I fiddled with the cornor to see if it peeled off or not but it looked to be on really good so I didn't force it and just left it. Is it suppose to stay on? What is it exactly? It looks pretty much identical to this - http://gigglehd.com/zbxe/files/attach/images/236/706/495/002/4670_agp2.jpg
I searched the manual, googled so many different phrases but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.
 

CharlieCS

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Jan 4, 2009
No clue , what i got from picture that its covering some sort of a chip for what reason i have no clue lol .
 
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Dreaddor

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Jan 24, 2008
I dont recall what the chip is. It may be the AGP --> PCIe chip, but I cant see the pictures from work (my work blocks them). I took mine off on an AGP X1950pro No harm done there.

The one in pink?

http://www.ixbt.com/video3/images/his-8/his-x1950proagp-scan-back.jpg

That link wouldn't work but I google imaged it and found this - http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/video/his-8.html

Down the page a little it says
But they have a RIALTO PCIE-to-AGP bridge to translate the built-in PCIE controller into corresponding commands of the AGP controller. This bridge gets quite hot, mind it. But not hot enough to need its own cooler. The chip is protected by a housing made of soft heat conductor.

I'm assuming thats what it is.. If anyone with more knowledge could confirm this I would appreciate it.