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Well I was hoping it wouldn't be, but it looks like my AX1200 is dead. My trusty old (ancient!) Thermaltake Litepower 500W is valiantly powering the system, no crashes so far. Managed to install Windows and going through driver setup now. The old 6950 is in place because the Litepower doesn't have an 8-pin VGA connector..

Fingers crossed everything stays working fine. I'll start warranty procedures for the AX1200 and hopefully that'll be the end of it.
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Yeah I was thinking the videocards were not the problem. They way your PC was freezing just didn't seem like a videocard problem.
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Yeah I was thinking the videocards were not the problem. They way your PC was freezing just didn't seem like a videocard problem.
Yeah.. still, one of them is running very wrong compared to the other..
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Alright now I'm stumped again. System locking up on the spare PSU.. possibly just underpowered for a 6950, going to try a better one tomorrow.
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Alright now I'm stumped again. System locking up on the spare PSU.. possibly just underpowered for a 6950, going to try a better one tomorrow.
Possible board problems?

Hell at this point i think your entire rig is preparing to give you the finger, keel over and die.
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Did you clean the old thermal paste? Had this once, an overheating card with a custom cooler equipped, turned out I reapplied too often. Residue of the old Tim is really bad for your temps and can cause something like this. Be sure to clean your die with alcohol or something else when reapplying. Try this first I would suggest, might save you a lot of money! wink.gif
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Did you clean the old thermal paste? Had this once, an overheating card with a custom cooler equipped, turned out I reapplied too often. Residue of the old Tim is really bad for your temps and can cause something like this. Be sure to clean your die with alcohol or something else when reapplying. Try this first I would suggest, might save you a lot of money! wink.gif
Actually take time to read the thread next time, as he has done it twice.
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OK, sorry to waste your time then redface.gif Hope you find a solution!
Edit: I see now where it went wrong. On the phone it only showed two pages, and not the other four...
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Thanks guys - this is really annoying. I have a car to rebuild over the next few months so I didn't really want to have to drop a couple of grand on a new PC.. With any luck the PSU I switch in tomorrow fixes the problem but I don't have high hopes.
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Not to be gloom bug, but you say the cards worked fine before you bought them and the first thing you did was tear off the heatsink and put fresh tim on??? Looking at the pictures and reading through the rest of it, you probably boinked the cards yourself.
    
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