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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    I was using someone elses 6-pin PCI-E cable when my PSU uses an 8-pin cable for PCI-E, but it wasn't a molex adapter. Yeah, I'm glad nothing burst into flames! Yeah the card is kicking in SLI right now on my old pc.
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Well I feel like a damned fool. All because I was too lazy to look for the cables that came with my PSU-- lesson learned the hard way. I guess we can mark this one [SOLVED]. Thanks again for the help.
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Wait a minute! I think i just figured out what was wrong. My power supply has two red 8-pin PCI-E modular outputs. See below: ** note: my PSU only has the two red 8-pin connectors and the four black 6-pin connectors ** This was the only large image I could find. My PSU (Newegg) I was...
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Yeah I'm definitely glad the card is still working. Well that's good. I'm sending that thing back first thing in the morning! I wouldn't pass up that opportunity. :)
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    I'd agree, but it is currently running in my old PC in SLI right now. There doesn't seem to be any issue with it. It's got to be the motherboard having an issue with the extra power coming from the GPU. It works with the old, cheap card in 1x and both cards work flawlessly in different PCs...
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    ASUS is going to repair/replace it. It'll be in the mail tomorrow. The second card did not work. The power LED flashes, and the fans do about 1 full turn and then it dies. Pressing the power button again does nothing. I also tried unplugging everything from the PSU but the motherboard and the...
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Okay, so it works in x1 mode with the rest of the pins taped off! I am using the old graphics card that doesn't require additional power. I guess I'll try it with the other card now.
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    You know, that might be what happened. I just remembered there being a bit of resistance when trying to line up the card. It was about 1.5mm too far forward and I had to finagle it a bit. That was while it was outside of the slot though... :confused: I'll update when I get home.
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Okay, I'm going to try this when I get home. I looked in there but I couldn't see any bent pins. Here are a few more pictures of my motherboard. If you look at the full size image and zoom in you can see that the pins look fine. Anyway, the thing is burnt up good so cleaning the pins out now...
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Interesting! Okay I'll try that when I get home from work. If it wasn't the power supply, what could have caused the chip to burn? Is there a specific number of pins I need to cover? If I am running in x1, any idea how much of a performance hit will I see?
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Thanks for the recommendation. I like this one but there are a lot of bad reviews SeaSonic x650
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Wow, that's fishy... Would you (or anyone else) mind recommending a new PSU for this build. You guys are waaayyy more knowledgeable about this than I am. It's getting pretty close to upgrade time so I'd like it to be either fairly inexpensive, or good enough to use in my next build.
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Mind elaborating on that reason? Just got off the chat with ASUS, they're going to RMA the motherboard but since it has physical damage (burnt pieces) they may choose not to repair/replace it. Will update.
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Ha ha! a co-worker of mine is from Pakistan, he always talks about the difference between Rupees and Dollars and that if he made his current salary in Pakistan, he would live like royalty. Called a few shops nearby, only one will do it and its $60 an hour. :banghead: I'll wait and see what...
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Okay thanks, I'll look into a new PSU. Really, that cheap? I found a local shop, I'll give them a call. Thanks.
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    What do you guys suggest I do? Order a new pci-e cable? Should I pick up a multimeter and test the PSU?
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Thanks for your response. I just cleared that up with RCoon, I was using a standard PCI-E 6-pin to 6+2-pin cable.
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Damn, well thanks for the help. I've plugged it in an out of my other PC about 15 times without any issues and I've had 2 or 3 different pci-e GPUs in my current pc, but none that required additional power. Should I hook up my old pc with my new PSU and see if it works? I'm afraid to burn out...
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    Hey, thanks for getting back to me. No it was a regular 6-pin to 6+2-pin cable. Here is my power supply OCZ Fatal1ty 550W It is actually a 550 watt, sorry about that. I think it should be able to handle this graphics card EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS What do you think? Is my PSU...
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    Fried some chips on my mobo w/ gfx card, will it happen again?

    See the issues here... System Specs: Intel i5-750 Asus P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 OCZ 550W Modular PSU 16 GB DDR3 (4 x 4GB) 2 x 250GB Seagate Barracudas in RAID1 1 x 1TB WD Caviar Black Asus DVD burner EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 GeForce 8800GTS I had a pretty basic graphics card, that required no...