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the no-name PSU might not actually be able to put out that 300w, and not all 300w will be on the 12v rail that that 4870 was using... its possible the 4870 was too much for it.
    
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If you're referring to the TP3 650 in your sig, call up Antec. See if its still under warranty. It's got a 5 year warranty .

If you can RMA it, do it. They'll send you back a TPN 650w which is a MUCH better unit. That TP3 won't handle a 6950 anyway.
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TPNs are great PSUs i would jump on the opporunity to get one of those back from RMA!
    
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I would test the pci power out of the psu. That psu has 3 +12v rails at 19amps each. I"m wondering if you could have damaged the pci rail and not ruined the whole psu? I'm not a psu expert, but I would test or have the psu tested before spending the money for a new one.
According to JonnyGuru it only has a single 12v rail.

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Since we've effectively determined that all of these +12V leads terminate to essentially the same place, the next thing to do is to hit a single connector with a load greater than what it is rated for as per the label. To do this, I simply put a 50A load on the 8-pin EPS12V connector. If this connector were on a single +12V rail capable, via OCP limiter, of only 19A or even split up between two 19A rails, then the power supply should shut off. I did this and the PSU did not shut off. So the conclusion is that the Trio 650W does not have a 19A per rail limit, nor does it have three separate rails.
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post #15 of 63
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the no-name PSU might not actually be able to put out that 300w, and not all 300w will be on the 12v rail that that 4870 was using... its possible the 4870 was too much for it.
Well, what I was saying is that..

Might it be the reason why my 4870 doesn't work with native PCI connectors but works with converters?

When I placed it back to my rig from the PC I was diagnosing.. that's what happend

+ rep for a response though

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If you're referring to the TP3 650 in your sig, call up Antec. See if its still under warranty. It's got a 5 year warranty .

If you can RMA it, do it. They'll send you back a TPN 650w which is a MUCH better unit. That TP3 won't handle a 6950 anyway.
Hmm I don't think I have the receipts anymore but is it still likely?

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TPNs are great PSUs i would jump on the opporunity to get one of those back from RMA!
LOL IDK If I am still qualified if I won't be able to find the receipt
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post #16 of 63
Considering that they have a 5 year warranty and were released less than 5 years ago they should take care of it. If you have any questions or problems you might want to contact the Antec Rep Christoph@ANTEC that is here on OCN.
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Considering that they have a 5 year warranty and were released less than 5 years ago they should take care of it. If you have any questions or problems you might want to contact the Antec Rep Christoph@ANTEC that is here on OCN.
Thanks. I'll think about it. I am just not that confident since I do not have the receipt anymore.

+rep

Anyway,

Is it likely for my new card to get broken if I retest my PSU's native PCI connectors with it?

Or the likely worse scenario is that it just won't boot?
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Use a DMM to test the voltages from the PCI-E connectors to see if they are putting out the correct voltage or not.

And yes, you could very well damage any hardware you hook up to that psu until you test EVERY connector on it.
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my vote is still to RMA the PSU. you get an Antec TPN back and they are awesome. a 650w TPN will be plenty for a 6950

its better than possibly ruining your card. and depending on the RMA process, if your PSU kills your GPU, you will be out of luck. the GPU company wont give you a new card if your PSU blew it up
    
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Use a DMM to test the voltages from the PCI-E connectors to see if they are putting out the correct voltage or not.

And yes, you could very well damage any hardware you hook up to that psu until you test EVERY connector on it.
Hmm.. What is a DMM? Is that expensive? Is that hard to use for a noob like me?

Also, just wondering.. then why didn't my 4870's become a total wreck (I did use the native PCI connectors from the PSU several times afterall)?

And it's working 100% well with just converters?

Isn't it likely that the 5870 I am about to test just run fine with converters?

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my vote is still to RMA the PSU. you get an Antec TPN back and they are awesome. a 650w TPN will be plenty for a 6950

its better than possibly ruining your card. and depending on the RMA process, if your PSU kills your GPU, you will be out of luck. the GPU company wont give you a new card if your PSU blew it up
Yes.. It's just so annoying that I am kinda being stupid that there's probably another way to make use of my PSU until a decent PSU deal I can find (I can only browse Newegg and Amazon and kinda "wishing" for a decent 750 watt for 80 bucks xD)
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