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03-15-2012 01:16 PM
So, I have just bought the Corsair CX600 V2 PSU and the EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked today, and installed it in my computer.
Only problem is that when I was not even 5 minnutes into using the computer, it suddenly crashed. I then put my old graphics card back in, just to see whether it was the card or the PSU. My computed started with no problem at all, after I replaced the GTX 560 with my old card.
Now, I have two questions.
1. Shouldn't the computer keep running, even if the GFX card stopped working?
2. Do I need cooling for the graphics card?
Thanks in advance.
03-15-2012 08:12 PM - edited 03-17-2012 12:37 PM
When you say that your PC crashed, was it a blue screen crash with an error message or just a shut down? Can you tell more about the crash.
The power supply or card might be faulty. Maybe both. Did you connect up the two PCI-E 6 pin power connectors to the video card? Be sure that there is not an obstruction in front on the GTX 560 fan such as power supply cables.
You shouldn't be having a heat problem within 5 minutes of powering up your PC. Open up your PC, power it up and do nothing. Does the fan on the card spin? Wait a while a see if the PC shuts off.
03-16-2012 02:16 AM
It was a complete shut down. When it first shut down, I couldn't starte it again, that's why I changed the grapichs card back.
I think it might be the PSU which is faulty, but I will try again when I get home today.
I am confident I connected all the wires correctly, and I now for sure I connected the PCI-E pins correctly. At first there were some wires in front of the fan, but I moved those immediately.
I will power up the PC when I come home, and then I will post here again then.
03-17-2012 11:34 AM
So, I figured out what was wrong.
The PSU was faulty, so I will have to return that to the dealer. I had an old 750W Energon PSU that I put in, along with the GTX 560, and it worked fine. I have actullay just spend the last 2 hours playing Battlefield 3, and the card did not miss a single beat!
Thanks for the help :-)