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Old 06-23-08, 09:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: Evga GTX 280 FTW crash problems - not overheating

Originally Posted by jAkUp View Post
Try running the 6pin to 8pin converter in the box, sometimes this can avoid overloading on particular rail.
I have not tried this yet, but I will tonight. I had thought about doing this, but thought the PSU should be able to handle it. It is definitely worth a shot.

Originally Posted by spajdr View Post
Seeing that mobo, gfx card produce alot of heat that raise hot air into chipset cooling, did you tried to put gfx card into second PCIE slot, more away from northbridge cooling? I guess you have plugged 8pin ATX connector into motherboard?
The 8pin mobo connector is plugged in. I have a fan blowing directly on the Northbridge cooling fins. The GTX 280 doesn't cover the Northbridge any more than the 8800GTX did. I have not tried the card in the second PCIE slot as it is a 4x slot.
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