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Originally Posted by C2H5OH View Post

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Oh, so it was your mobo...the OEM one. Admit that you set it on fire on purpose and let's end this.

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Right, I set a motherboard on fire and broke my new GPU to get Internet points. That makes sense. rolleyes.gif
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Internet points >>> everything doe
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Originally Posted by Cubeman View Post

> board was too weak to handle overspec usage

Are you seriously saying you should make sure your parts should handle out of spec usage? How the **** would you even predict that. You shouldn't have to worry about a card pulling more wattage the it's suppose to.
oh no, buy one powerful thing and slap it on weak part. like gtx1080 with a e7500 cpu. and then complain it's bottlenecking.


i was just saying that mobo was too weak for that crappy over spec card, and it won't happen on every/most modern mobos. never said you should expect that rolleyes.gif

besides i really doubt that cpu was even able to max out that gpu causing card to fully use all that powa. but anything can happen so who knows.
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

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Right, I set a motherboard on fire and broke my new GPU to get Internet points. That makes sense. rolleyes.gif
I knew it! Now with the evidence I'm going to WCCF... biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Not really sure why a CPU upgrade would affect the PCI-e slot, but okay.


The board was low quality and nearly a decade old. The electrolytic capacitors were probably bone dry. But that probably had nothing to do with the burnout so lets focus on the CPU upgrade from who knows when rolleyes.gif
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The board was low quality and nearly a decade old. The electrolytic capacitors were probably bone dry. But that probably had nothing to do with the burnout so lets focus on the CPU upgrade from who knows when rolleyes.gif

I would also look at the PSU. With such mobo I wouldn't be surprised if the PSU was crap, as well. Plus, we don't know what this PC was used for...it's a strange configuration.
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Once one plugs in a 6-pin PCIe power connector with 3 +12v wires is running the card (any card) out of standards (the card then can pull 112 watts). The PCIe specification for the 6-pin is 2 +12v wires, 2 -12v wires (grounds) and a sense ground (the card it self provides power to the sense pin looking for a ground, nothing else). I'll buy a case of beer for the first person who grounds pin #5 for the sense and runs the card only off of the PCIe slot. thumb.gif
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Once one plugs in a 6-pin PCIe power connector with 3 +12v wires is running the card (any card) out of standards (the card then can pull 112 watts). The PCIe specification for the 6-pin is 2 +12v wires, 2 -12v wires (grounds) and a sense ground (the card it self provides power to the sense pin looking for a ground, nothing else). I'll buy a case of beer for the first person who grounds pin #5 for the sense and runs the card only off of the PCIe slot. thumb.gif

you owe AMD and all RX 480 owners a case a beer since pin 5 is grounded to the pci-e slot.

hope you have a good paying job.
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Some people say that those damages won't happen to most of other boards... but hey! ALL mobos won't get this kind of damage nowadays with all cards except darn RX 480! Why don't you say that?

Do you know why the oldest identical case was found about GTX 480? Because there weren't as many protectors who defended that card! That is the reason of safe life of such overspeced cards for how many years? 5?

First - your mobo is too old.
Then- you don't buy budget RX 480 and connect to a budget mobo.
Next gonna be - your mobo is AMD/Intel based so your fault! (realistically if it is AMD-based it gonna be more dangerous smile.gif)
Edited by Ajvar - 7/6/16 at 4:16pm
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Some people say that those damages won't happen to most of other boards... but hey! ALL mobos won't get this kind of damage nowadays with all cards except darn RX 480! Why don't you say that?

Do you know why the oldest identical case was found about GTX 480? Because there weren't as many protectors who defended that card! That is the reason of safe life of such overspeced cards for how many years? 5?

First - your mobo is too old.
Then- you don't buy budget RX 480 and connect to a budget mobo.
Next gonna be - your mobo is AMD/Intel based so your fault! (realistically if it is AMD-based it gonna be more dangerous smile.gif)

Except there HAVE been cases of this since the 480. The GTX 570 and 580 both had cases. I don't recall any from the 600 series, but those cards were all so woefully underpowered that isn't really surprising. 700 series caused issues again. So did 900 series. So did several AMD cards along the way.

The issue isn't the design of the cards, it is human error and defective components (which can happen to literally any product).
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