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For those of you running two gtx-590's could you please tell me what UPS (uniterruptable Power Supply) you are using? My UPS is rated at 865 watts and I keep getting a warning from APC's Power chute that my computer is drawing to much power and then my games will shut down.

This is not a Power Supply issues I am talking about my UPS aka battery back-up.

I have had to take one card out to be able to play my games (witcher 2 etc:)

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Aren't the stock GTX 580 cards said to draw up to 244W on 100%? So in therory , one 590 "could draw up to 488W per card X2 would be 976W. Not saying there is anything out there that could run both those cards to 100% , BUT......865W would be pushing it I think. Or because of those two huge cards , maybe it has been heating up that psu since you installed both the cards.....and it's screaming for help? I'm a noob....so don't listen to me , but that kind of sounds like what may be happening.
    
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What other devices are connected to your UPS. If you include your monitor and other peripherals, you are going beyond the rated 865 watts.
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Originally Posted by clubber_lang;15520079 
Aren't the stock GTX 580 cards said to draw up to 244W on 100%? So in therory , one 590 "could draw up to 488W per card X2 would be 976W. Not saying there is anything out there that could run both those cards to 100% , BUT......865W would be pushing it I think. Or because of those two huge cards , maybe it has been heating up that psu since you installed both the cards.....and it's screaming for help? I'm a noob....so don't listen to me , but that kind of sounds like what may be happening.

U-P-S not P-S-U.

It's really hard to find UPSs that can withstand that much power at a reasonable price. They exist, but the price is astronomical.
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post #5 of 19
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I removed all peripherals from my UPS other then my desktop. It still gives a power warning when I run a graphic intense game such as the Witcher 2.
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Originally Posted by xFyre;15520120 
U-P-S not P-S-U.

It's really hard to find UPSs that can withstand that much power at a reasonable price. They exist, but the price is astronomical.


I'm sorry , my coffee hasn't kicked in yet this morning. What i meant to say is , if his UPS system is kicking in , his PSU could be going bad or may be underrated for the job. If a PSU was struggling or running inefficient in some way , wouldn't it be looking to draw more power from the UPS? I could be wrong on that , so I'm just asking as well.
    
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post #7 of 19
power draw from wall is higher as well so most likely if you've estimated you're drawing 800w from your PC then add the 80+ efficiency then you're UPS is actually at 1000w load. just get a bigger one. it won't be cheap though frown.gif
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Clubber my PSU is rated @ 1100 watts.
post #9 of 19
Well, your quad SLI setup might very well draw more than 900W from the wall if you calculate the efficiency of your PSU (what model PSU do you use?). The UPS might be under too much strain because of that.

What CPU do you use and what are your clocks?

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here's a youtube video showing someone benchmarking 590sli and 6990xfire. You can see the total system wattage going over 1000w at times. Of coarse it also depends in your system and its components.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seM43T1ez4Y[/ame]

The UPS is having a hard time supplying that much power to the computer because its only rated for 865watts.

Computer wants 800w -> PSU wants 1000w (80% efficiency) -> XX PSU only puts out 865w XX
Edited by soymilk - 10/31/11 at 10:07am
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