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PSU Enermax "Beeping" problem with ATI 3870-X2

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ComputerKing, 17 Mar 2009.

  1. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    The 8 pin connector is a CPU 12V connector. It should NOT be used on a graphic card.

    The graphic card connectors on this Enermax PSU are two RED 6-pin connectors.

    Your ATi 3870X2 GPU comes with a 6-pin connector and an 8-pin connector. However only two 2x3 (6-pin) auxiliary power connectors are required to make this card work. You do not need an 8-pin (2x4) GPU connector for normal operation of this video card. The card should have come with an adapter that turns one of the Enermax' red 6-pin connectors into an 8-pin connector. If it doesn't have one, here is a tip on how you can rig up a connection yourself.

    If you wish to overclock though, you must connect a 'true' 8-pin GPU connector in order to get Overdrive to show up in Catalyst Control Center.
     
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  2. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    wooh, vindicated!
     
  3. Guest-16

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    Yea - the extra two pins of a PCI-Express graphics card connector are BLACK. It is 3 Yellow, 5 black.
     
  4. ComputerKing

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    I didn't use CPU one, I made custom one
     
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  5. Nexxo

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    In the link the two spare pins are just bridged. Alternatively, you connect both to GND (black). That means that you should do it like this:

    Y - Y - Y - B
    B - B - B - B

    Note how it is done with this 6-pin/8-pin convertible plug:

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    The wires for the extra 2 pins are both black.
     
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  6. ComputerKing

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    that will be like true 8 pin ?

    because i saw some adapters on Google it's like this

    Top row : B - B - B - B
    down row : Y - Y - Y- B

    which means the normal red plug and use 2 ground cables from PSU
     
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  7. Nexxo

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    Both methods will work on your ATi graphics card. An nVidia card insists on having two ground cables.

    If you do it:

    B - B - B - B
    Y - Y - Y - B

    that will work fine. :thumb:
     
  8. ComputerKing

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    I did that and i got overdrive in AT CCC ;) but the PSU STILL BEEPS !!

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    and i'm using my computer while it's beeping with NP that is the weird thing
     
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  9. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    maybe the problem is that you got those extra ground pins from a SATA cable?
     
  10. ComputerKing

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    lol not sata cable.. it's from that 4 pin molex ;)

    the pins are fine and installed good. power is going Through them to the card with np
     
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  11. Krikkit

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    Please stop bumping this thread too. It's very annoying. We'll help when we feel like it. :p

    I would suggest the solution lies in the beep codes. Bad signal would suggest a poor electrical system. Change your extension, move the computer to a different bit of the house.
     
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  12. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    CK is this the same psu you have since you first started posting here?

    i remember you having a galaxy in one of your firsts 'mods'.

    it was kept in a very dusty room.

    My guess is the thing is toast and you should buy a new one
     
  13. ComputerKing

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    Enermax Taiwan rocks... they hooked me up and I received a good reply

    They said it's may be because rail over load or some thing like that so they will send me cable look like that :

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    So Only thing i can do now is wait :( like a week or so for cable arrival
     
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  14. ComputerKing

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    I Got the cable From Enermax but bad news :( Same thing happened... Here pics.....

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  15. ComputerKing

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    any one have any idea?
     
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  16. Nexxo

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    When you change what?
     
  17. ComputerKing

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    Maybe you mean this ?

    I changed The VGA to another one ( 8600 GT ) and the PSU didn't beep ... When I put 3870X2 back it beeps

    But the Computer WORKS, LOAD , Game with No problem at all !
     
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  18. ComputerKing

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    They sent me email to fix the problem here what they said...

    I did what they said.... Here pics...

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    Any advice what to do ? :wallbash:
     
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  19. ComputerKing

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    No replay today :(
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I take it their trick didn't work?

    Does that 3870 work properly? Have you tested it with another PSU?
     

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