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Video Card killed my power supply?


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#1 razor86

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:48 PM

Today, while I was playing Ghostbusters, my computer shut off. I ended up having to replace the power supply, and I am up and running again. The old power supply (Kingwin Mach 1 ABT-1220mas1 1220w) would not even register on my tester.

My video card is a ASUS ATI EAH4870 X2. It runs hot, and I have seen graphical anomalies in fallout 3, and 3d mark vantage with water and smoke. The anomalies tend to occur when there is physics based water being rendered (my assumption, the water cave test in vantage is a visual mess, I hope to have video posted soon).

My question is could my video card have killed my power supply? The video card and power supply were put in 14 months ago.

I'm running Win 7 64bit, Core i7, 6gb tri ch. ram, just to give a better overview of my rig.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:28 PM

yes, if it drew more power then the PSU could handle, Ive done it before, however with a power supply like that its unlikely unless there was a defect in the card, which is possible.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:56 AM

Ok, I have put a video of the graphical error that has been occuring in 3dMark Vantage. What do you guys make of it?
Strange Water Effect/Glitch

Think this could be a sign of a defect, especially a PSU killer?

Edited by razor86, 08 December 2009 - 01:00 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:25 AM

could be a defective card could also be a driver error, ATI is notoriouse for those. I would try a different version of the driver if available, and if that doesnt work it, I would RMA the card if its still within its RMA period.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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