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Originally Posted by Clinic View Post
Was it an ozone smell? Or more smoke like.
What exactly does ozone smell like?
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post #12 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
What exactly does ozone smell like?
The smell during a thunderstorm, especially when theres lots of lightning.
     
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post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by GigaByte View Post
The smell during a thunderstorm, especially when theres lots of lightning.
lol I learn something new each day .
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
Your psu probably has the raw watts to power it....
Not if it's the PSU in his sig. That's more like a 400W with a 550W label on it.
post #15 of 26
A juicy +12v rail on a 550W PSU can power a 8800 series card just fine. His/hers just don't have the amps do to so.
     
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post #16 of 26
your power supply is fine for that card. It has a 52 amp 12v rail. Though i have to share concern with you. I have one with two hd 3850s in crossfire. The thing gets pretty hot and i get that smell when gaming. I haven't experienced any issues though.

Really though... Amperage is not an issue hear. If anything it is just a defective unit.
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post #17 of 26
The PSU in your sig is fine.The Corsair 650TX is a very good psu and would run your 8800GTS plus another and a bunch more stuff all over clocked quite a bit.Heck I ran my rig on the 620HX with a
Q6600 G0 OCed and SLIed 8800GTS 512MB and 4 HD's in Raid 0
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post #18 of 26
Could just be burning dust. If you've moved your PC around whilst installing the card, dust may have fallen on PSU parts and burnt a bit as it heated up.
post #19 of 26
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your power supply is fine for that card. It has a 52 amp 12v rail. Though i have to share concern with you. I have one with two hd 3850s in crossfire. The thing gets pretty hot and i get that smell when gaming. I haven't experienced any issues though.

Really though... Amperage is not an issue hear. If anything it is just a defective unit.
Sir, this is an extremely old thread

The OP probably had a different PSU back then
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post #20 of 26
Err idiots, this is a way old thread, I think he's since upgraded.
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