Originally Posted by CL3P20
you put +17v into a 12v input on the GPU and the rest of your system... its a wonder any of it works at all.. You most likely fried your PSU instantly ..and then just damaged the remainder of the hardware by trying to reboot again and again... force-feeding it +17v into its +12v inputs..
*happened to me when I fried a PSU benching.. PSU shorted +12 and -12 together ..fed the mobo +24v, along with the CPU and GPU... = done.
i didn't keep trying to reboot the system was shutting down when it happened i hit the power switch the second i saw what was happening i was sat next to the system with the side off when it happened
i took the gpu straight out of the case cus i thought it was that to inspect it and found the cables on the 2 extra fans charred it it must have been shorted for no more than 5 seconds just dont know what caused the 5v cable to melt in the first place
looking at the cables the only other thing that group was a sata dvd drive and that is at the beginning of the run the fans were almost at the end with nothing using the 5v line
just looking for a new gpu now and sell the hd 3870x2 as some one may be able to get it workingEdited by craigs911 - 6/9/11 at 8:43am