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post #1 of 26
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So I just installed my new Evga 8800GTS G92 and when it first booted up I could smell a burning smell coming from my PSU. It has since passed, but is this something I should worry about? I know you get a smell when a PSU is first used, maybe it is just the extra wattage being used, since I upgraded from a x1650pro that didn't require the 6 pin PCI cable. By the way, it is the power supply in my sig rig (I know it is horrible, and I bought it before I began researching products).
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post #2 of 26
Was it an ozone smell? Or more smoke like.
    
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post #3 of 26
yeah you might wanna upgrade your PSU. the GPU may be trying to draw more power than it's capable of outputting and getting close to failure(overheat, w/e).

and as in burning... like melting plastic?
post #4 of 26
Your psu probably has the raw watts to power it, but doesn't have the amps necessary, so it's overworking.
post #5 of 26
If you're sure its from your PSU.
I wouldnt worry too much.

Get a newer (stronger one)

and before installing it. make sure nothing in your PC is shorting - just to be safe
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post #6 of 26
My guess is that the 12v rail is inadequate (amp-wise)

Make sure the +12v is rated for your card on next PSU
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post #7 of 26
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So, would you recommend I don't try to run the card? Performance wise in game and such it is completely fine, just the smell and it seems to have passed. I don't really have the money for a new power supply right now. I would have bought one first, but I got a great deal on the GPU.
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post #8 of 26
Try opening up your PSU, and having a look. I've heard stories of ants etc going into PSU's.
post #9 of 26
You're stressing the PSU to the limit, I would try to limit your gaming and video card overclocking untill you get a new PSU. When a PSU dies is can take down anywhere from 0 other components to all of the components, its happened before.
     
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post #10 of 26
read the big sticker on the side of your PSU (if it has one, but most ATX psus do)
Check the current rating (amps) for the 12v rail. GTS 512 needs 26A.

hope this helps
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