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Graphics GTX275 problem?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Canon, 4 May 2011.

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    Canon Reformed

    19 Jul 2010
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    Ok, I recently broke a pin on a molex to 6 pin PCI power connection, I had no spares around so ordered a replacement immediately. Once it arrived I noticed that the plastic housing on the connection was ever so slightly different than before in that it had a square pin where as on my old connection it was 'rounded' (I hope you know what i'm talking about so far). So I removed all the pins and put them into the old plastic housing and made sure each pin was in the correct slot. edit: i.e the 6 pin connection was unable to fit in the GPU because the plastic housing didn't match up.

    Whilst I was waiting for the replacement I had a BFG 8600GT OC running in the 275s place, so I got the 275 back out of the box where it had been stored for a day or two, popped it back in, put the PCI connections in (my PSU only has the one) and of course the one I had just fixed. When I tried to startup, nothing, the PSU made a very faint clicking noise.

    I put the 8600 back in and started up with no problems ( I tried this several times to make sure I wasn't just being an idiot as per norm ) My PSU is a 600W and until today has been coping fine, and has no problem with any other GPUs.

    I have recently had a GTX260 fail however it never prevented me actually starting my machine.

    Have I made a silly error, or am I just burning my money with dodgy GPUs? :confused:

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