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High end GPU tip and poll.

How useful was this info ?

  • I thought it was "bricked" and now it works!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • My system is now completely stable.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • My power supply runs much cooler IDLE/LOAD temps.

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • Thanks, but this did not solve or change anything.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
Jun 22, 2010
366 (0.13/day)
This tip and poll is for people with graphics cards that are using 2 pci-e power connectors.

Whether its new and DOA, unstable, bricked or running just fine, I want to hear from you. :)

Before you try, take note of how warm/hot your power supply is when at idle and under load.


Replace one of your built in pci-e power connectors with a 2x 4pin molex to 6pin pci-e adapter. Do not use a 8pin pcie adapter unless your card requires two of them. This will help balance the power/amp draw on the 12v rails.

Doing this, brought a customer's 9800GX2 back to life, last week. :rockout: It wasn't bricked. It just needed to be powered properly.

Plz check all that apply.

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