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Druenny, sorry to hear that! If it's any consolation, I once caused a PSU to explode into flames as well. Was Bitcoin mining with a Radeon 5870+5970 Tri-Fire setup and I guess it was a whee bit too demanding for the 750W PSU.
Hopefully nothing else is damaged! Power supplies can be cruel devices when they die. Good luck to ya.
Druenny that really sucks :(
I guess my problem doesn't seem so bad now compared to yours. I replied to your post on my thread last night hoping you could help with the last two things you said I should try, but the more I'm reading the forums the less it seems its on my end.
I have two more days before my account is up, I most likely won't be renewing since I can't play but we'll see.
Hope the damage to your computer wasn't too bad and you get it up and running.
Thank you for all your help :)
12/08/2012 11:06 AMPosted by DruennyThere was a capacitor, about the size on a 10 gauge shotgun shell. It basically exploded under a load. Sounded like a gun going off. I've had psu's much smaller wattage blow in the past. But this is the first time I blew a 1600 watt psu. In terms of power, roughly a milk heater or hair drier (some hair driers are 1500 watt, or more). Big juice, big bang, big cloud of smoke.
12/08/2012 11:06 AMPosted by DruennyDon't give up so easy.. Always a work around. You could even try opengl, see if that helps any. It's not a good fix, but a bandaid til something is figured out. Something is causing the odd issues. And looking over some of the stuff posted, I'm wondering if it's registry related. Uninstalling video drivers and download and run CCleaner. Reinstall video drivers. See if anything changed.
12/08/2012 02:08 PMPosted by DruennyDo you by chance have another video card laying around? Try it once see if it crashes.. If it does, PSU is on it's way out. If it doesn't, it's video card related, could be a bad gpu.
Black screen only happens on Wow, but can you suggest some decent psu's in case I do need to replace it?
12/08/2012 08:23 PMPosted by DruennyHere's a little article you can read on how to test a psu. It also mentions a little on the affects on video cards underpowered or going bad. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/f/powersupplytest.htm
12/08/2012 08:23 PMPosted by DruennyEach and every video card will say how many wattage it needs to run that card. Like 24 watts, then you need a "rail" that can supply that video card with 24 watts or more.. I like to go over a little bit for extra headwind. So watch those things when buying a psu for a card. Even though it says 700 watts, the rail(s) maybe a lower wattage, then the video card requires. I've seen it where a 700 watt psu rail was 21 watts, while a 500 watt psu rail had 26 watts.
My vid card: "requires minimum 12v current rating of 26A". My psu has two rails: 12v1=16A, 12v2=18A. Combined that's 34A...or does each rail need to supply 26A?
12/07/2012 06:40 PMPosted by Duraghosti don't know if anyone else has noticed this, i could be wrong but i think the reason were not having anymore freezes is because the game is not actually running in dx11 anymore, i downloaded 12.11 beta and had no system freeze in dx11 but i had the same artifacts and graphics just like i was running in dx9, like looking into the distance u see lil tiny white dots, so i switched back to 12.10 and set it to dx11 and it seems like same dx9 graphics with no dx11 performance increase, and ever sense 5.1 my fps has been sliced in half from 50 to 60 fps to 31 to 36 fps, if anyone can test this please let me know if its actually running in dx11, i don't know whats going on with this game anymore having poor performance low fps but no system freeze even while running dx11 with 12.10 driver version, fixen to say the heck with it and buy the latest nvidia card and give up on the 7970 :(
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