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post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by nicolasl46;12946376 
Let me ask you something, since you have the same computer as my brother. He recently bought a GTX 570 to replace both HD5670s, and everytime he play Crisys, he gets BSOD and the computer shuts off. When reading the GPUs specs it says that the minimum power supply recommended was a 550w, and I think this computer came with a 525w PSU. Could it be that the video card suck all the power out of the PSU? Or he got a bad GPU?

Sorry to threadjack

I'd say the gpu was bad because the new Aurora has always came with a 825watt battery ( because of the crossfires ). I suggest you RMA the card and see what happens next...
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by eminem5055 View Post
I'd say the gpu was bad because the new Aurora has always came with a 825watt battery ( because of the crossfires ). I suggest you RMA the card and see what happens next...
but the ATI cards don't even need a power cable connected to them . I'm confused with the PSU because if you go to dell and try to build an aurora, it comes with a 525w PSU, unless you change it, which we didn't.
post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by nicolasl46 View Post
but the ATI cards don't even need a power cable connected to them . I'm confused with the PSU because if you go to dell and try to build an aurora, it comes with a 525w PSU, unless you change it, which we didn't.
Hmmm, I still think that's strange because i heard Dell automatically hooks youu up with a 875 w PSU if you have crossfired cards instead of single gpu. If you still have the hd 5670's then you should test both and see which gpu uses more power to find out if that is the problem. Do you have an i7 processor? If you do then your Aurora automatically has 875 watts. I did some research and found that much out...
Edited by eminem5055 - 4/2/11 at 11:28am
post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by eminem5055 View Post
Hmmm, I still think that's strange because i heard Dell automatically hooks youu up with a 875 w PSU if you have crossfired cards instead of single gpu. If you still have the hd 5670's then you should test both and see which gpu uses more power to find out if that is the problem. Do you have an i7 processor? If you do then your Aurora automatically has 875 watts. I did some research and found that much out...
well, looks like my brother got sick of his alienware, and went ahead a bought a PSU, a MB, a CPU and a case. We putted everything togheter and works great. Anybody interested in buying an Alienware Aurora?
post #45 of 55
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Originally Posted by nicolasl46 View Post
well, looks like my brother got sick of his alienware, and went ahead a bought a PSU, a MB, a CPU and a case. We putted everything togheter and works great. Anybody interested in buying an Alienware Aurora?
Oh thats good, I might build a new rig in the near future too since Aurora's motherboard sucks for oc'ing and isn't as fast as an eVGA X58 Sli board
post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by eminem5055 View Post
Do you have an i7 processor? If you do then your Aurora automatically has 875 watts. I did some research and found that much out...
is that true about them automatically coming with the 875 if it's an i7 processor? Can you reveal your sources?
post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by vapor72 View Post
is that true about them automatically coming with the 875 if it's an i7 processor? Can you reveal your sources?
I really doubt it. My brother couldn't run a GTX 570 because it wasn't getting enough juice, and he had i7 920 and two HD5670 in crossfire (but didn't needed to be feed extra power from PCIx from the power supply) so I think that unless you paid for a bigger PSU, you only get the 525W
post #48 of 55
ugh, i wanna kick myself, really didn't know enough when I ordered it, if only I could go back in time...
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by vapor72 View Post
ugh, i wanna kick myself, really didn't know enough when I ordered it, if only I could go back in time...
you are not the only one bro, my brother is in the same boat just because he didn't want me to put a computer toghther for him
post #50 of 55
Ok well to the OP I would recommend turning HT back on and instead of going for a large oc shoot for like 3.8ish with HT on if you worried about the board buring up its not worth the extra 200-300 mhz your going to get to have HT turned off you will prolly end up taking a performance hit with it off and the small extra oc vs having HT on
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