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It's not a PSU bottleneck, that PSU just sucks. The only good Cooler Master PSUs are their Silent Pro series. Everything else is garbage.
A TX650W is good, though. What is your budget? I could probably find something better.
But during the game run VDDC current was maxing out at 30-31A whereas max GPU load was 75% at the point of max current available......so i figured its a PSU bottleneck coz its not getting enough power to increase load.....mind u that game was running maxed out at 4xAA and 16xAF to the point of FPS falling below 25 at some points...anyways am hoping for atleast some performance increase from new PSU ( possible,right? ). Also any PSU in the range of TX650W is good enough for me bcoz i am already over my budget here
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How is the 10.12 drivers workin on 6800 series? Should I go them from 10.10? Huh?
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How is the 10.12 drivers workin on 6800 series? Should I go them from 10.10? Huh?
They're decent. I would upgrade to them.
    
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Yeah they are a little better than 10.10 not much but every bench I ran I got slightly better scores. I vote upgrade.
 
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Definitely PSU bottleneck.Ran Just Cause 2 maxed out and saw VDDC current getting bottlenecked at 30A . Gonna replace it ASAP.
Thanks to all who helped.
Also , i am gonna go for CORSAIR TX650W (52A on 12V rail)
Is it good , the model?
After reading this, do you think I will be okay with my Corsair CX400 PSU?
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If you have registered your card at ASUS, give them a call an explain the situation. Otherwise call your power supply's company and explain the situation and asking for a partial coverage of your losses. I've heard the last one happen before.
hmm I havent really registered it. I usually wait til after a month of using the product til I register, just in case stuff like what just happened to me happens.

I have called corsair about this. I sent the psu in and they agreed to replace whatevers broken with proof that I owned it. They'll replace it if they determine that the psu did in fact took my components out.

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whoa...what happened ?
Am using same EAH6850 and my PSU is giving me probs too ( see my posts a few pages back ). My GPU has been running underpowered for some 10 days and i found out just now.
Yeah idk if the 6850's are power hungry or whatnot but im pretty sure mine was a power issue too. I got into folding before my rig got toasted, and when my cpu is maxed out, my psu only goes up to 75% under load. Also under GPU-Z, i noticed it was 40A under load, thats the max on the 12v rail on the corsair psu.


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After reading this, do you think I will be okay with my Corsair CX400 PSU?
The specs for the 12v rail on that psu is 30A, I would look into getting a bigger psu.


So... since im still eligible for a refund with newegg, should I go ahead and return the video card and wait for the 6970 or get the 6870, or just get it replaced?
Edited by caffeinescandal - 12/14/10 at 10:47am
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How is the 10.12 drivers workin on 6800 series? Should I go them from 10.10? Huh?
Where can i find it??
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After reading this, do you think I will be okay with my Corsair CX400 PSU?
dude we are people here who are having probs on 6850 with 30A and 40A on 12V rail........definitely u require a bigger PSU.........i dont know if its ASUS 6850 prob or in all cards but its definitely power hungry
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Where can i find it??
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa...downloads.aspx
 
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The specs for the 12v rail on that psu is 30A, I would look into getting a bigger psu.
Really? I thought that the Asus 6850 drew ~150W of power at full load. Surely my PSU is fine? I was told this was the one to get by multiple people.
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