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I decided to somewhat risk it:

the 5870 is currently running fine.. I used the Native 6+2 Pin PCI and another native 6 pin pci connector from my supposed "troubled" PSU.

WEIRD!

So far so good.

Will play a few games and hook up all my old fans (w/c 2 i removed because I had to convert Molexs)

It's pretty weird though that the other Native 8pin DOES NOT fit the 5870 8 pin pci slot.. while the 6+2 PCI connector did..

Wonder what that other 8 pin PCI is for xD

+rep to recent replies.

I 'm guessing the other 8 pin is for your cpu
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post #52 of 63
It's the 8pin (or 4+4pin) EPS cpu power connector. You can find that on that page I linked you to in one of my previous posts that shows every type of connector on a PSU.
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post #53 of 63
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Just test it!!!! Its super easy to do. Hell, you could even use a flashlight bulb and 2 paperclips! TEST IT! Then go from there.
Using a flashlight bulb won't tell you anything useful. All that will tell you is that some amount of voltage is present. If you can't determine the exact amount of voltage then the result is essentially useless. That's why a DMM or an analog VOM is required.
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Using a flashlight bulb won't tell you anything useful. All that will tell you is that some amount of voltage is present. If you can't determine the exact amount of voltage then the result is essentially useless. That's why a DMM or an analog VOM is required.
I agree, but the OP could of went on forever just guessing.
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True, but the lightbulb wouldn't have helped so why bring it up and confuse him even more.
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Good luck mate.

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Does your PSU have different rails? If so, you may not have enough power to juice your card on a particular rail. Also, Papasmurf is right. DMM is only $20 at walmart, and can be used to test anything else electronic.
Not it doesn't have multiple rails. That was determined a couple of days ago.

And DMM's can be picked up for less than $10 at Wally World. Less than $5 at Harbor Frieght. That was also mentioned 2 days ago.

One of the reasons it's a good idea to read an entire thread prior to posting.
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True, but the lightbulb wouldn't have helped so why bring it up and confuse him even more.
It would have told him if he at least had power at the end of each wire
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post #59 of 63
Unless it told him how much voltage it wouldn't mean a thing. It could light up a flashlight bulb with as little as 1 or 2 volts, not nearly enough to power the vid card. THAT is why it is a waste of time. You might as well give up on it as you can NOT win this. There isn't anything you can say that would justify trying to use a lightbulb to test a psu period so just admit you are wrong about it and let it drop. It isn't worth it to continue this as it is pointless.
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post #60 of 63
A power supply will rarely show an "in-between" voltage. It'll be either 0V or a fraction over, or in the ballpark of the nominal voltage. So if the +12V source is fried it will show either 0-0.5V or 12V+/-. Anything else is extremely unlikely.
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