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Old 02-12-08, 07:50 PM
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Got my card in and running. First thing i done was install 3dmark vantage and give it a run. As soon as the bench was running and demanding power i heard the fans slow a little, not much but it was a noticable pitch change. Got everything on stock, think i'l get a new PSU before overclocking

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Old 02-12-08, 07:59 PM
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Got my card in and running. First thing i done was install 3dmark vantage and give it a run. As soon as the bench was running and demanding power i heard the fans slow a little, not much but it was a noticable pitch change. Got everything on stock, think i'l get a new PSU before overclocking
Who's your psu made by? if the power dipped enough to slow the fans then the whole pc shouldve shut down...
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Old 02-12-08, 08:59 PM
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Who's your psu made by? if the power dipped enough to slow the fans then the whole pc shouldve shut down...
Its made by ezcool. I'm guessing its not that great as the inlet for the psu inside the case has the fan on the oposite end from the outlet not the larger type of inlet i'v seen on the side of the psu pointing toward the cpu. Not getting shutdowns just a very slight pitch change from the fans. Think i'll go for a 650-750W supply soon, dont want to go too high as i'm not planning on getting another card to sli or that. I'm kinda hoping that by the time this comp starts showing its age, they'l be a whole new list of components.
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Old 02-12-08, 10:53 PM
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Not a big lover of EZ cool... Had 2 of them I think. One is still going in a machine I sold to my friend ages ago but I had another blow up and take 75% of the computer with it. HDD, Mobo, GFX card.... It made me sad.
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Old 02-12-08, 11:01 PM
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I had another blow up and take 75% of the computer with it. HDD, Mobo, GFX card.... It made me sad.
Your saying this to scare me into pressing the power button yeah? I'm deffinitely getting a new psu soon.
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Old 03-12-08, 11:42 AM
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Your saying this to scare me into pressing the power button yeah? I'm deffinitely getting a new psu soon.
Lol na not at all... It's just a little hit and miss with cheap PSU's. You might get one that's perfectly fine... But then again you might get a dud.. It's whether you want to risk it really.
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Old 03-12-08, 05:50 PM
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Got a bit worried last night, was trying out Crysis since i'd only seen it struggling to reach good fps on medium settings at 800x600 with my previous 8500gt. Anyway i started a new game with 1280x1024 on highest dx10 settings just to see how much better it looked and after the sky diving, i'd barely gotten on the beach when i smelled something burning. Nothing was on fire, but the psu was kicking out some heat out the back kinda like a heat gun for stripping paint. I quit the game and within a minute the temperature was down again but i'm not going to push it again.

I will just have to wait till tomorrow when i get paid to buy a new psu before i can game. I'm gonna get something about 700W as the box for the 260 BE says XFX recommended power requirements Non-SLI = 630W or greater and SLI = 680W or greater. The chances of me buying another card to SLI are slim but i'll go for 700W anyway.

It's either just wait till tomorrow or i underclock the card to run at normal 260 speeds just for tonight and see if it doesnt whore the Wattage so much
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Old 03-12-08, 05:55 PM
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Got 500w ppc&c powering gaming rig atm >.<

Works fine
That you may have, but what kind of card is it? Is it the Watt raping gtx200 series lol
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Old 03-12-08, 06:03 PM
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Do yourself a very big favour and bin that EZ cool PSU. Why anyone would spend quality money on a PC then cheap out on the most important PC component is simply beyond me.
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Old 03-12-08, 08:19 PM
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Do yourself a very big favour and bin that EZ cool PSU. Why anyone would spend quality money on a PC then cheap out on the most important PC component is simply beyond me.
Well to be honest, i cheaped out to start with and i'm slowly building up my parts, still on my list is psu and 2 medium sized drives to raid.

Looks like its the psu tomorrow
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