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Graphics card overheating following new Power Supply installation

Q: Graphics card overheating following new Power Supply installation

Hi Guys My power supply recently died after about months of use so I upgraded from W to overheating Supply Power card installation Graphics following new a W unit Since Graphics card overheating following new Power Supply installation a couple of weeks after installing the new PSU my Graphics card overheating following new Power Supply installation machine has been getting hella hot and performing poorly as a result Now my new PSU fan blows downwards as opposed to straight out the back of the base unit like my old one However the fan is really bloody big and not generating much heat iself so I m surprised if this is causing the whole issue From feeling around the hot areas seem to be the socket in the back of the PSU where I plug in the kettle cable and the GFX card Checked the temps too and indeed the graphics card is burning up somewhat So it looks like the graphics card is definitely the problem but I don t see why my new PSU would be causing this Any ideas Details below CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core Quad Q MHz x Motherboard Name Asus P N-E SLI PCI PCI-E x PCI-E x DDR DIMM Audio Gigabit LAN IEEE- Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce i SLI System Memory Gb Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX MB Motherboard C F CPU C F CPU Core C F CPU Core C F CPU Core C F CPU Core C F --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GPU C F These are temps after minutes of gaming all are around - C not gaming GPU Diode C F GPU Memory C F GPU Ambient C F --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cooling Fans CPU RPM Chassis RPM Chassis RPM GPU RPM Many thanks for any advice p nbsp

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A: Graphics card overheating following new Power Supply installation

must of distupted the airflow or got some dust clogged up into the GPU cooler causing it to over heat. what temp is it reaching whilst gaming?
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This is my first PCI-E card and before I install it I wanted to know if I could use one of the standard power connectors (coming from the power supply within the rig, like those that I plug into a HDD or DVD drive) and plug that into the graphics card, or whether the card had to plug in somewhere else on the motherboard (though I don't know where).

Also - is this power connector optional or integral to the graphics card's performance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:graphics card power supply

You DEFINITELY need to use the power connector. It is not optional. That is a high-end card that needs alot of juice to run. Just plug in a spare Molex connector from your power supply (same type that goes into a CD drive or hard drive). If you don't have a spare connector, use the splitter (aka: dongle) that came with your card and run it from one of your other connectors.

BTW - enjoy that card!
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I have two questions:
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A:Power Supply Vs Graphics Card

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your link clearly states that a 750w PSU is required.

you can use any of these online power supply calculators:
newegg(store) calculator(power supply requirement)
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A:Graphics card and Power supply

Closing duplicate thread too:

Please continue to post to your other thread.
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A:Graphics card power supply

Hi ToonArmy,

Here is the official system requirements for the HD 4850 graphics card. Note the power requirement. You should be OK with your existing PSU, however you will be running fairly near its maximum rating with very little room, if any, for further system expansion. I suggest that you upgrade your PSU to at least 650 Watts.

(Note: Because this is an image, if you wish to follow the link in green, you will need to type the address manually.)
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Is is possible to simply upgrade a power supply like I would a graphics card?

Any help will be appreciated.

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A:Graphics card and power supply

You need to upgrade your Power Supply ASAP. You are putting a strain on that low-end one.
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A:Looking for new Graphics card and Power supply

We need to know who made your system. How old is your system?
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A:Graphics Card & Power Supply

If it is the computer in the specs ablove I wouldn't
take the chance.
You're already pulling a good load there and if that
power supply came with the computer or the case
it is probably running it's max load now.
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A:Power supply or graphics card?

You have nothing to lose trying to solder the capacitor back, if you can find the spot it was in previously, do you? I would assume the fix is not going to work, but it's worth a shot, I would try doing it.
The old PSU is most probably a goner. The loose capacitor would cause no video output, but wouldn't prevent the system from booting.
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A:Lenovo H30-50 Power Supply for Graphics Card

Good day and welcome to the community.
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A:Upgrading Power Supply and Graphics Card.

Hello, the initial determination you must make is whether a standard replacement PSU will fit in your case. Generally you can expect these dimensions for a replacement PSU: 5.91" x 5.51" x 3.35" (WxDxH).
The description of your computer has the word 'Micro' in it, so if the case is just large enough for a micro-atx motherboard, you should stay away from graphic cards that are too long, so pick one that is about 7".
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A:2 Graphics card & 4 HDD's > 500 watt power supply?

Two different cards will have no affect on gaming performance. The reason for multiple cards is to drive multiple monitors (ie: if a single card doesn't have enough ports). Most games default to the primary display and will not scale across multiple cards unless you are running SLI or Crossfire.

Power supply quality is more important than the size rating. On top of that, you need a power supply with multiple 12 volts rails and adequate amp rating on each rail to support the devices that you are connecting. With all of that said, a quality 500w unit may be adequate, anything less is likely under powered.

Try manually clearing the CMOS and/or restoring to factory defaults. Then making any adjustments needed for operation. Loss of time is typically a sign of a battery issue, aside from that it would be a motherboard or corrupt BIOS problem.
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A:Will this Power supply work with this graphics card?

Power rating wise yeah, it's more than enough.

You might want to look at this though - How to Pick the Right Power Supply
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A:Changing my graphics card and power supply

Hey, so I took a quick look at your list. Your Motherboard does support one PCIe card, so you should be able to install the 6950 just fine.
my chief concern however, is that the 6950 is a very long card, and I'm worried it may not fit in your small dell case. So I'd take some measurements to see if it fits, before buying anything.
the installation of the PSU and GPU should be fine, I myself have done the exact same thing in my brother's dell (installed new PSU and GPU), and it has been working fine ever since.
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A:Need help want to install new Graphics card and power supply.

never mind of the graphics card it was not low profile. Guys anyone have a suggestion of a low profile card in 70-80$ range that will work with my computer?
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A:Power Supply and Graphics Card Decision

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A:Graphics card or power supply bricked need help

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What is your brand of your power supply? We'll need it so we can be safe, at around 550W you can use a GTX 960. Can you do this for us?

System Info - See Your System Specs

We'll need a complete detail of your PC Specs so we can proceed.
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A:Suggestions On Graphics Card/Power Supply

Go here, then click the "Download Program" button and allow the HardwareProfiler.exe file to run.

Once the scan and analysis is finished, a new window will appear.

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A:Question about power supply compatibility with graphics card

It may be the way the specs are written on your PS... but
The graphics card does care what the output is... more than the motherboard or other component does...
A cheap power supply from 2005 or before had a better chance of not supplying the minimum power.... Now you can see all these specs for a quality power supply when you look at the descriptive information on the power supply section of Newegg, Directron, ZipZoomFly,, and many others... but only in the past year or two has it all been published.
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Hi kingqueens3,
PNY XLR8 GEForce 750 Ti would require only 300 watts PSU on the system. You need not upgrade the PSU.
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AC Output 230v 50Hz 7A
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+5 +3.2v Combined 185Q

Total Output 550.

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A:New to Forum and need advice on Graphics Card & Power Supply

I would recommend the XFX brand, I looked this up for you at newegg.
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A:Need input on upgrading graphics card and power supply for my HP p6716f

Link to specs here.

Motherboard picture:

Looks like any PCI express 16x GPU will fit fine, as long as you don't mind losing one of the PCI Express 1x slots for double width GPUs.

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The power supply you choose is dependant on the GPU you choose. If you could let us know the following, we could help you select the best option for you:

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A:Help needed upgrading Graphics Card and Power Supply on eMachines Computer


I dont see why the Card Wont work. The only problem witht the whole rig might be the PSU connection. You may have trouble upgrding it, you may not, depends on the model (and i really could tel ya) I would just look at the connections to see if it is the standard 20 or 24 pin. If it is...then i dont see a problem.

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A:How does power supply amps effect requirements (performance) of the graphics card?

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A:Constant Bsod After Switching power supply and Graphics Card On XPS410

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A:Dell Dimension E310 - upgrading graphics card, power supply question

I hear that Dell computers have the power supply ports wired differently,so a non-dell power supply could possibly fry the motherboard.Click to expand...

Lol, did you talk to dell tech support?
Hahaha they lie.

Yeah should be fine, but of course, its not a particularly good card. You should be ok with the source engine if you load up the proper configs.
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BTW: Temperatures are normal for the CPU. I'm concerened about possible temperature spikes. Not even sure if they exist though.

Yesterdays unanswered thread

A:Power Supply/CPU overheating?

If you have a software application or a feature in the BIOS that initiates a shutdown sequence then its possible.

You may also want to check that you don't have a hacker or joke program that is playing with you.
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A:Power supply & overheating?

First of all check your temps and voltages in the bios. Those are more believable than a third party app like hmonitor or speedfan.

Next if you move wires from the ps and that induces a problem, I would be replacing the ps.
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First of all congratulations for your community , I'm new
Okay I recently bought my pc (about 6 months ago) and I have an issue.My pc is overheating and once even restarted by itself. I think I have some problem with my power supply , can you help me a little bit? Here some photos :

1. Here im running csgo -

2. Here im running nothing -

Voltages in motherboard are low right?

Thanks for your help.

A:Overheating, possibly power supply

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Its definately the psu!!!!

If i were you i'd also add more cooling too!!!!
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A:Upgrade to 300W power supply for a 300W graphics card?

hi AsiaNeko
for a 300W power supply there is a lot of options to choose from :
check this link:,cf.osb&fp=cfc5c5d23709da28&biw=1440&bih=788
and for a recommendation for a graphics card ,first i need to know what kind of games you play
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A:Should i change my power supply or should i change my graphics card?

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A:Graphics card overheating?

yep, this is one of the most common problems with gaming on laptops. obviously there is less airflow inside of a laptop vs a desktop so unfortunately it can be tough to control temps. my best advice would be to make sure the fan duct(s) are clear and that the fan itself is working properly. those higher end mobile GPUs can get pretty hot, especially with more demanding games which require them to work harder etc.

if you find that nothing helps the crashing, it may be a good idea to abandon the most demanding titles and use a desktop instead.
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A:Graphics Card Overheating

closing duplicate, please respond at .


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A:Overheating graphics card

You don't need to disable the on-board graphics, this will happen automatically when the new PCI-E card is installed.

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A:Graphics Card Overheating

Assuming it has a fan on it, have you pulled the card out to make sure it isn't clogged with dust?
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Motherboard: Acer, WG43M, ,
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A:Graphics Card Overheating

Laptop or desktop? Either way, make sure you're getting good airflow to the graphics card, and if it has its own fan, make sure it's working.
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A:Graphics card overheating

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A:Overheating Graphics Card

A hot heatsink is not always a bad thing, it means heat is getting conducted. If it was cold I would be worried.

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You may want to try and see what the card temp is. I always have used speedfan to check the temps of my x800. You can find speedfan here I am sure there are other utilities but I have always used speedfan.

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The game could be causing issues as well (most likely not the case however)

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A:Graphics card overheating

I think something is wrong with the second fan. It should be spinning with the first one. 70C is too high for idle or low use. Your card is overheating when you are playing games.

You need to fix/return/exchange/rma the card.
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A:Graphics card overheating...

Casty said:

I have played wow on the machine for roughly 2 years, and never really noticed any problems untill about 6 months ago. It would randomly lag out and drop to extremely low fps during gaming, but only maybe once a week. I have recently gotten Skyrim, and the problem is nonstop when playing it. After checking my graphics card temps, I found out that It is getting too between 100-105 degreesClick to expand...

The thermal compound on the video chipset may need to be replaced.

What settings are you playing Skyrim on? Lower settings could make a difference.
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New graphics card, water cooling, lower ambient temp
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A:Graphics card overheating.

Can't say i'm a big fan (pardon the pun) of PCI slot coolers, but they're generally for additional cooling and it would appear from the extreme temperature that your card's cooling has pretty much failed altogether.

Something like this should do the business:

They're small, quiet, very easy to fit and extremely effective.
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It is fairly straight forward, can you explain in a bit more detail what you are trying to do?
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A:power supply installation

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Is there any reason I should connect the power for the card to the power connector on the board instead of directly to the power supply?

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8800's didn't have a 'low power mode' like the newer cards do. I have an 8800gtx in a drawer here from my old system.

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