Originally Posted by stephenk
So I am in the process of exhanging a faulty video card and here is where I messed up.
First step - power off PC.
Second step - power down PSU via switch
Second step - disconnect psu cables
I completely forgot to flip that switch! F-word. I got the faulty video card out and powered up with with the dvi to mother board / intel hd 3000. Everything is running fine. Would I have seen sparks or smelled anything if I fried anything? Kind of nervous to insert the new card in that PCIe slot :/ Am I okay?
Also- quick side question... the faulty card was showing quite a bit of fluctuation in GPU load and TDP via Kombuster (up & down from 5% to 25%) and the core clock was down clocking from 1000 to 914 during the GPU burn-in. Is that considered throttling or is this normal with Kombuster? Would that be PSU related? Thanks crew
Power is drawn, not pushed. I usually work in my computer without powering down the PSU completely, especially if it's just the graphics cards.
Originally Posted by zemco999
Agreed you should not have problems. What card were you testing in kombuster? It does sound like throttling, or it was not being completely used by the program.
Originally Posted by Tyrannocanis
you don't strictly have to flip the power switch, as flipping the switch does the exact same thing as unplugging it anyway.
Besides, aren't PCIe devices hot swapable? Or is that only PCI?