Originally Posted by PapaSmurf
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?
Originally Posted by IntelConvert
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)