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You finished all 3 games without stopping...?
post #12 of 26
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You finished all 3 games without stopping...?
lol no I did it in a span of a few days...I also modified some game files for C1 and warhead...like infinite cloak and stuff like that...so I was able to fly through the game much quicker than normal...I wasn't really looking for a challenge, just enjoying the graphics since I just added the two 580's
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post #13 of 26
I heard of cases where when there are multiple cards (usually fermis), they draw too much current through the 24pin connector causing it to melt. Since you were running crysis for a while, there was a lot of gpu load, so this must have had something to do with it.

On multi rail power supplies the over current protection should kick in before this happens, but I dont think your power supply has ocp.

TLDR; I think it was caused by out of spec card current draw over the pci-e connector, and a lack of protection on the power supply.
     
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post #14 of 26
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okay I did more researching and it looks like the following

due to my motherboard not having a 4 pin molex near the PCI-E to help alleviate stress from the video cards...and also the fact that I have single rail PSU...my dual 580s pulled too much power from my 24 pin and blew up the connectors #10 and 11.
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post #15 of 26
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okay I did more researching and it looks like the following

due to my motherboard not having a 4 pin molex near the PCI-E to help alleviate stress from the video cards...and also the fact that I have single rail PSU...my dual 580s pulled too much power from my 24 pin and blew up the connectors #10 and 11.
Yes.
     
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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post
Honestly, it looks as if there was a short in the PSU causing it to push out too much juice and melted the 24 pin.

That, or a short in the motherboard, which could go either way if you had things OC'd out the ying yang or idk, looks like a short circuit somewhere.

I'd RMA both the PSU and the Mobo.

Goodluck man, let us know how everything works out!

Edit - 800 posts, w00t. xD
Or just a very high end motherboard drawing too much power from the ATX 24-pin connector which was introduced when dual graphics cards and PCIe were barely even ideas.
post #17 of 26
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Phaedrus, since you are the PSU editor, what would your input be on this scenario?

I already got approval from Asus, so the mobo side is taken care of. I haven't contacted XFX yet, but I'm hoping they will approve for RMA. I'm just gonna play dumb and say "I swapped PSU for another one and my computer turned on fine"...

Now I could go out and buy an Antec HCP-1200...yes I know its overkill for a sandy bridge and dual 580s...but I can get it at a killer deal for $185 out the door. I know the HCP-1200 does come with over current protection and is eight 12v rails. Would OCP & eight 12v rails help in the future for not blowing up my 24 pin? Or would I still have to buy the evga power booster?

I'm hoping I can get XFX to warranty my PSU then I'll just sell it off
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post #18 of 26
I think all that's happened is that you've got a motherboard drawing 2x75W for your GPUs (or more--the spec isn't always adhered to down to the letter...), plus maybe another 25W for the chipsets, so 175W, through just two 16AWG wires, and worse some rather flimsy standard pins. That's a lot of current through some not particularly thick metal. It doesn't surprise me that there was some warped plastic and that the pins have shifted in their sockets.

There was no short circuit, just too much draw through too little copper. Unfortunately that means that odds are the same thing will eventually happen again even if you replace both PSU and motherboard. You could get a motherboard that takes auxiliary power from a molex or SATA connector. Or back off on the overclocks.
post #19 of 26
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I think all that's happened is that you've got a motherboard drawing 2x75W for your GPUs (or more--the spec isn't always adhered to down to the letter...), plus maybe another 25W for the chipsets, so 175W, through just two 16AWG wires, and worse some rather flimsy standard pins. That's a lot of current through some not particularly thick metal. It doesn't surprise me that there was some warped plastic and that the pins have shifted in their sockets.

There was no short circuit, just too much draw through too little copper. Unfortunately that means that odds are the same thing will eventually happen again even if you replace both PSU and motherboard. You could get a motherboard that takes auxiliary power from a molex or SATA connector. Or back off on the overclocks.
thanks for the reply...one more question

4 pin molex built into the motherboard = evga power boost ?

do both of those effectively do the same? is one necessarily better than the other? i'm guessing for functionality wise, the native 4 pin molex built into the mobo is better because it doesn't take up one of your PCI-E slots?
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Intel Core i5 4670k 4.6GHz 1.24v Asus Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX 780 ACX x2 SLI 16gb G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 PRO 256gb Noctua NH-D15 Windows 8.1 PRO 64 Bit Dell UltraSharp U3011 30inch 2560x1600 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-850 80+ Gold Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G602 Corsair Vengeance MM200 
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post #20 of 26
yes

even if you have the hcp1200 or the ax1200, if the motherboard doesn't have an auxillary power, the 24pin connector of those high powered power supplies will still get burnt

hence i was recommending the evga power boost from my previous post.
Edited by greed - 10/5/11 at 9:45am
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