This fix via bios would mean editing VoltageObjectInfo. There is discussion on how to edit VoltageObjectInfo in hawaii bios mod thread.
While I agree with you on that, this isn't the thread for it, the OP is offering assistance for the problem and should be thanked.Originally Posted by SanguineDrone
Fixes something that isn't even a problem, hmmm.
The only real problem is the media blowing this way out of proportion.
Even in the worst case scenario, the PCI-E 6-pin connector can handle 177 - 207W of power draw. The worst case scenario being: 2/3 VDD and VSS pins connected on the PCI-E power connector and low grade connectors used in the power cable or in the cable header. Low grade connectors are rated for 8A per contact and the high grade ones are rated for 11A. The ATX specification recommends to use 16AWG wires (12A rated each) for these connectors but allows 18AWG (8.6A rated each) to be used. So at minimum you are looking at 16A at 11.04V - 12.96V.Originally Posted by danjal
so moving more of the power load to the 6pin, whats that going to do to your psu?
A good psu costs half of what a 4gig 480 costs and a good motherboard cost the same..
What about the longevity of the product, if amd didnt catch this in testing, just shows someone or some dept completely dropped the ball?
My sapphire rx480 8gig is to be delivered tomorrow. I spoke with the place I ordered it from and they will accept a return and full refund being its unopened.
I'm doubting it and its build quality and I no longer trust amd or their architecture or test procedures..
Originally Posted by iTurn
That's just it though, the OP basically just called you and asked if your refrigerator is running, then offered you a net to catch it with.
While I agree with you on that, this isn't the thread for it, the OP is offering assistance for the problem and should be thanked.
My opinion atleast.