What most people do is "nothing" to their machines. They don't clean them on a regular basis so they won't catch that parts of coming loose till they fall off.
Not much new here. At best you put it back together and it works.
As first, I'm sorry for my bad english.
I had a strange problem with my two years old HD 5770 XFX videocard.
A week ago I was surfing on my computer and put them later sleep mode.
I leave the computer but some minutes later it attract my attention because the fan of my graphic card were very noisy (high speed).
There was also a strange smell, my first reaction was pull the power off.
Open the computer and saw that the lid of my gpu was dislodged. The screws where disconnected out of the screw-thread.
In the cover of de the fan, sat the heatsink, is was disconected of a copper sheet (lying on the botom of the case).
What could be responsable for for this force that it opened by itself.. No, there were no indications of a explosion.
When I look on the botom of the case i saw a copper plate, it was swollen. Normal (Fan => heatsink => copper plate => thermal paste => processor)
How is that possible.. Is it normal... a safety for high tempratures.. that it swell?
The first thing I thought was a short circuit. But no, after putting another GPU all worked fine.
I never overload the GPU with games or something else. I used it for drawing programs, photoshop,...
Also not overclockt.
How is it possible that the copper plate swell ?
Would be my GPU broken notwithstanding there is nothing strange to see on it ?
Is it recommended to install a new cooler and test it ?
Thank you all !