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So i put in a gtx 280 i had laying around in to my media pc, and when i went to turn it on THE HOLE HOUSE GOES OUT OF POWER!!!! i tried two times and same thing, the house goes out of power.

has anyone had this problem ???

spec's
cpu: athlon x2 220
motherboard:ASUS M4A78LT-M
power supply: 650w antec earth watts

im thinking that the 12v rail is not giving enough amp to the GPU but i could be wrong.

i cant try it with anther power supply cuz i don't have another power supply pushing so much amp's in the 12v rail "have the same power supply in my other pc, and my other power supply are only 350w"


thanks for reading
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Uh lol, it sounds like you got a ghost in yo house dawg! That is pretty weird I'd have to say, and I've seen some weird things(I once saw my GTX 280 turn into a autobot and run away lol)

If it were me, I would take it apart, apply new thermal compound and pads, disassemble the whole power connection of the card and see if there's anything wrong with it. Maybe you could post a video of what happens, then post a pic of your fuse box.
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How old is your house? The outlet you're plugged into might just be old tech and not rated for high current draw.

Did the media center work fine without the GTX280?
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did you check outside if the power went out with your neighbors? it could be just a coincidence lol

anyway move your pc to another room and try a different power outlet
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Uh lol, it sounds like you got a ghost in yo house dawg! That is pretty weird I'd have to say, and I've seen some weird things(I once saw my GTX 280 turn into a autobot and run away lol)
If it were me, I would take it apart, apply new thermal compound and pads, disassemble the whole power connection of the card and see if there's anything wrong with it. Maybe you could post a video of what happens, then post a pic of your fuse box.


lol hahaha i wish is was !


But the problem was the 301.42 drivers are bad. I don't know how but i down grade them to the 296.10 drivers and now it starts up fine. Before i had the tv on 2 pc turn on so just thought it was to much power, but then started reading around. The 301.42 drivers give people problems but only in the fraps area, not power, but i tried it anyways. Now its fine, have no idea how.

I plug in everything i could, and still the pc turns on fine.
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lol hahaha i wish is was !

But the problem was the 301.42 drivers are bad. I don't know how but i down grade them to the 296.10 drivers and now it starts up fine. Before i had the tv on 2 pc turn on so just thought it was to much power, but then started reading around. The 301.42 drivers give people problems but only in the fraps area, not power, but i tried it anyways. Now its fine, have no idea how.
I plug in everything i could, and still the pc turns on fine.

Sweet! Good to know you fixed it. I am on the 304.48 drivers and I had a 10 FPS drop in BF3 on max. Time to downgrade!! I know it's time to downgrade for a fact because I played it on max(without deferred) and got anywhere between 25-110 fps.
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We have a table saw with a motor that has a bad bearing.This bad bearing causes the armature to drag.This armature dragging causes heavier than normal startup current,you will notice the lights in the house dim when first starting the saw.This is a 3hp 10" table saw,quite a bit more than a 280.If the problem was that the 280 caused an excessive draw on the 12V rail the power supplies over current protection would kick in.After your brownout does the boot process continue? If you momentairly short a fan (powered off the molex connector) 3 times in a row,there is a chance the overcurrent protection will render the power supply inoperative until repaired .I wonder how I know this.
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