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post #1 of 9
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Hi.
My computer boots and then restarts infinitely with "high power" card like my old 8800gtx ( even if the power connectors aren't connected ) but with Amd 5670 there's no problem.
Is my PSU dying or is it the gpu?
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Sounds like the PSU to be honest mate,

The chieftec were pretty bad builds if I remember rightly. Either way if it can't take a high end card then it's pretty definitive IMHO
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Well before I had alot of problems, the computer sometimes worked and sometimes didn't ( fans spun, no picture ) but now suddenly it doesn't do anything at all but just restart when 8800gtx is in.
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Originally Posted by zingzong View Post

Well before I had alot of problems, the computer sometimes worked and sometimes didn't ( fans spun, no picture ) but now suddenly it doesn't do anything at all but just restart when 8800gtx is in.

It could be the 8800GTX to be honest, I would say you have two options, get a friend to lend you his high end card or PSU and try it or just replace the PSU which would work out to be the cheaper option.

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Well I just put my 8800GTX back in and it works wackosmiley.gif, but tomorrow it probably won't work again ( random bsod errors, no picture, constant rebooting ). So it's probably the PSU?
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post #6 of 9
Run prime95 and furmark at the same time, if it shuts down it's the PSU, if it goes bang I'm not being held responsible
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Run prime95 and furmark at the same time, if it shuts down it's the PSU, if it goes bang I'm not being held responsible

i do this all the time. mainly to heat up my room. 680 and a 6 core CPU pumps out some heat.

also, this is why i really only buy corsair power supplies. they seem to get fantastic reviews. and 3/3 builds they have worked great.

Plus i always go over what i think i need. just in case.
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i do this all the time. mainly to heat up my room. 680 and a 6 core CPU pumps out some heat.
also, this is why i really only buy corsair power supplies. they seem to get fantastic reviews. and 3/3 builds they have worked great.
Plus i always go over what i think i need. just in case.

I see where you're coming from but to be honest you can use a 600w PSU for a single 680 without any issues, that'll include any overclock as well. If you end up overspecing a PSU you end up making it in-efficient and you can damage the capacitors from not having them under load.

E.G Machine pulls 350w, I put in a 1200 PSU, the PSU will degrade over a shorter amount of time and it will be less likely to hit it's 1200w target load.

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Well I ran OCCT's PSU test and nothing happened.
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