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Old 07-30-08, 10:50 AM   #34
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Default Re: Evga GTX 280 FTW crash problems - not overheating

Ok got the new GTX 280 Asus top edition and when trying to load Crysis PC would just shut off. Note if you have a O/C edition it will exceed the minimum recommended PS requirements. Most likely problem is your power supply not delivering enough amps to the 8pin connecter on the GTX 280. I used a second power supply (Generic 350W) to connect only to the 8pin connecter on my video card. Used the two 2 molex to 6pin adapter, then 2-6pin to 8pin adapter. Shorted out the two pins on the second power supply so it would turn on. Turn on the second power supply first then power on the computer. Tested Crysis and I can now play now stop. So now I'll have to do a bit of research and order a new power supply which can handle two gtx 280 for future consideration.

ThermalTake 650W toughpower (not tough enough for the GTX 280!)
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