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Old 07-24-04, 12:35 PM   #61
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Just ordered an Antec NEO Power 480

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...=BROWSE&depa=1

It has 2 12v rails a 17a and a 15a. The thing that I liked about it is you plug in your connectors to the PS so you only connect the cables you need. It helps with the clutter. We'll see how she works out once my Ultra arives.
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Old 07-24-04, 06:16 PM   #62
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running my 6800GT on a Soltek Qbic 3401M barebone (250watt), with a 120gig S-ATA harddrive, Sony DRU510a, 2x256mb ram and a PIV 2.8c Prescott. So much for needing way too much power eh
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Old 07-24-04, 07:21 PM   #63
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Hi All.

I just joined here.


I pre-ordered a BFG 6800 Ultra OC from Chumbo.com. (This was after waiting nearly a month of back-orders from buyxg.com and their AOpen 6800 Ultra.) I have an Antec True 430W power supply, this supply has 20A at the +12V rail.

Is this sufficient for the BFG 6800 Ultra OC?

Thanks.

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Old 07-24-04, 07:35 PM   #64
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it's great to hear you say that. are you sharing any power cables between the video card and any other components? i just installed my card and had to share some power cables with the card. i guess i could make some other components share and use two exclusively for the card.

this brings up a stupid question. can i harm my new card at all by having it underpowered by sharing cables with other components? or will i just have screen corruption, lockups, etc?

If you have 4 molex lines, send one to the primary of the vid card and NOTHING else on it. no y splitting to other components.
The 2nd molex line send to the 2ndary molex connection on the 6800 U and you may y spilt it off to some fans(no more then like 3 if necessary. Do not have HD's or optical drives on either line that goes to the 6800 U.
Use the 3rd and 4th molex lines to connect all of your other components and try to balance the load on each line. So for example, if you have 2 HD's and 2 opticals, use the 3rd molex line for the HD's and also for like floppy drive. USe the fourth line for opticals and additional fans and any other components that need a molex.
Just so you know, I have 4 HD's and 2 opticals. Fortunetly, 2 of the HD's are sata and my PSU has a seperate line for sata connections(2).

In my rig, with a 420 watt PSU with 18a on +12 the connections are as follows:
1st line goes to 6800U only(primary).
2nd line goes to 6800 U(2ndary) plus 3 fans...which includes a vantec dual fan pci card.
3rd line goes to optical drives and 4 fans.
4th line goes to 2 HD's(IDE) and one fan plus floppy.
5th line(which is SATA) goes to the two Sata drives as you cannot connect anything else on these lines due to different connectors(unless you get an adapter).

If you dont have SATA drives then you dont have to worry about the 5th line, unless of course you got SATA drives but NO dedicated SATA power connectors and are having to ysplit off and use an adapter on one molex line. If that is the case then still use the example above.
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Old 07-24-04, 07:47 PM   #65
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Default Re: Power Supply / 6800 Series Sticky

I have buy yesterday a Enermax Noisetaker 470w whit 31a at 12v rail.
perform very well and i have put the fan switch a minimum speed.

i hate noises
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Old 07-25-04, 03:06 PM   #66
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My 6800NU arrived yesterday.

Unfortunately I've had artefacts on the BIOS boot up screens as well as Windows.

I've tried a Q-Tec "550W" PSU and a AOpen 300W PSU with the same results. The PSU is my prime suspect (apart from a faulty card of course) so I'm getting a new PSU.

I'm thinking of getting a "Super Flower Real 520w Quadruple Fan PSU".

Any ideas/recommendations?

Here are the specs of my current PSUs:

Q-Tec
"550W PSU"
+3.3V@20A (Max, (Peak=30A)
+5V@35A (Max, (Peak=40A)
+12V@14A (Max, (Peak=20A)

AOpen
300W PSU
+3.3V@28A
+5V@30A
+12V@15A
(+3.3V&+5V=180W Max)
(+3.3V&+5V&+12v=280W Max)

The specs of the Super Flower are not listed on the retailers website and they actually vary depending on which of the manufacturers websites you visit. But one of these could be them:

Super Flower
520W
+3.3V@35A
+5V@48A
+12V@30A
(+3.3V&+5V=263W Max)
(+3.3V&+5V&+12v=506W Max)

OR

Super Flower
520W
+3.3V@28A
+5V@52A
+12V@20A
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Old 07-25-04, 04:29 PM   #67
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I've just ordered an Antec 480W TrueBlue.

If that does not work then I'll know I that I probably have a duff card.
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Old 07-25-04, 04:54 PM   #68
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I've just ordered an Antec 480W TrueBlue.

If that does not work then I'll know I that I probably have a duff card.
I'm sorry to tell you this, but my guess is you indeed have a faulty card. Especially the 'artifacts at boot' makes me think this is the case. Why? Because I have a X800PRO with the exact same problem and had to send it in for RMA (still waiting...)

Good luck getting a new one though!
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Old 07-25-04, 05:10 PM   #69
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I'm sorry to tell you this, but my guess is you indeed have a faulty card. Especially the 'artifacts at boot' makes me think this is the case. Why? Because I have a X800PRO with the exact same problem and had to send it in for RMA (still waiting...)

Good luck getting a new one though!
The PSU is due on Thursday so I should know by then. The retailer where I bought my card has indeed sold out, so I probably do not have that much to lose as I would have to wait some time for them to get some more stock in.

If it is the GC then at least I'll have a nice new PSU. I really hope it works though.
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Old 07-25-04, 10:37 PM   #70
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i have an enermax 465 watt powersuply, it puts out 33 amps on the 12 volt.

so far 33 amps is the highest i've found on the 12 volt line from a PS, has anyone found higher?

with my water cooling i could really push my rig further with about 40 amps.


edit: NM i just saw the enermax 660 with a 12volt rail of 51!
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Old 07-25-04, 11:38 PM   #71
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The PSU is due on Thursday so I should know by then. The retailer where I bought my card has indeed sold out, so I probably do not have that much to lose as I would have to wait some time for them to get some more stock in.

If it is the GC then at least I'll have a nice new PSU. I really hope it works though.
It might not be the PSU, you may have a faulty bios. Problem is, if you flash it and then it dont work and somehow you cant get it flashed back, then warranty is poof UNLESS you talk to your cards tech support first and ask them if they want you to try it. In any event, you should backup your current bios on the card.
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i have an enermax 465 watt powersuply, it puts out 33 amps on the 12 volt.

so far 33 amps is the highest i've found on the 12 volt line from a PS, has anyone found higher?

with my water cooling i could really push my rig further with about 40 amps.


edit: NM i just saw the enermax 660 with a 12volt rail of 51!
Pcpowerandcooling 510 deluxe peaks at 38 and carries 34. Check around you can get custom PSU that will cost you but will carrie some power!
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