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Gfx cards keep dying could it be the PSU?


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#31 MindTrickz

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 22:43

Geforce GTX 780 Ti: 600 watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 42 amps on the +12 volt rail.

 

Radeon R9 280X: 600W System Power Supply Requirement

 

You may have already damaged your 3rd Radeon R9 280X by not giving it enough power.

 

Yeah, that is not a thing. The card will draw the necessary power it needs and if the PSU can not provide it then the PSU will shut down. A card can not be damaged by under-powering it.

 

Besides the card has:

- OVP (Over Voltage Protection)

- UVP (Under Current Protection)
- SCP (Short Circuit Protection)
- OPP (Over Power Protection)
- OCP (Over Current Protection)



#32 xendrome

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 22:49

Its not the PSU theres bin lotsa 280x toxics with the same problem. 

 

Why create a topic and ask "Could it be the PSU" in the title, then when people suggest it might be, reject the claim. That seems counter productive of the whole point in asking the question, and a total waste of everyone's time on the forum.  :/



#33 T3X4S

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:26

"bin lotsa" ??  are you efffing kidding me ?  you saved time for 2 letter, and .....

Oh nvm - you wouldnt understand - lotsa people have an IQ at or below jell-o mold status



#34 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:44

 

Yeah, that is not a thing. The card will draw the necessary power it needs and if the PSU can not provide it then the PSU will shut down. A card can not be damaged by under-powering it.

 

Besides the card has:

- OVP (Over Voltage Protection)

- UVP (Under Current Protection)
- SCP (Short Circuit Protection)
- OPP (Over Power Protection)
- OCP (Over Current Protection)

 

Cool never knew cards had all that :wacko: 



#35 MindTrickz

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:47

Cool never knew cards had all that :wacko:

 

My bad, I meant the PSU has those features.  :pinch:



#36 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:48

My bad, I meant the PSU has those features.  :pinch:

In any case, did not know that either :laugh:



#37 MindTrickz

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:32

In any case, did not know that either :laugh:

 

Those are common features in most PSU's now a days. Back in the day you could risk losing your CPU, GPU, RAM and maybe even your HDD if you were unlucky, all in one fell swoop if you PSU died on you.



#38 OP psionicinversion

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:05

Why create a topic and ask "Could it be the PSU" in the title, then when people suggest it might be, reject the claim. That seems counter productive of the whole point in asking the question, and a total waste of everyone's time on the forum.  :/

 

ok it might be the PSU but my 280x MSI gaming edition works completely fine, ive took the toxic back and got a refund so it doesnt matter anymore.... why keep bashing on a dead topic? close it. Besides when i do go and get a really high powered vid card for SC next year im going to buy a brand new 850watt continuous power supply for when i xfire/sli in the future just incase