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Power Supply Graphics Card Issues

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February 2, 2010 6:56:17 AM

I have this power supply with 19A each on 3 rails,
http://www.coolermaster.co.uk/product.php?product_id=25...,
and also this graphics card,
http://www.zotac.com/httpdocs/brochures/vga/ZT-20101-10...,

The problem is the PC cant even start with it inside, its like trying to start a car with a dead battery. It powers fine without the card. I guess the power supply is weak. Am I right to buy another more powerful power supply, any recommendation for one is welcome. Thanks
a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2010 7:07:00 AM

You can run that card with like a 400w generic brand PSU... try the system with a different PSU and then a different graphics card, if its still failing probably something to do with the bios.

Hold that thought, works fine without the card? As i said your PSU will be fine, RMA the card
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2010 7:32:32 AM

^That card won't work properly with a generic 400W!

Your PSU should be fine for the card.Make sure you've made all the connections.
Try that card in another PC.
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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2010 7:45:34 AM

Ok so maybe that was stretching it a bit... 400w branded PSU then xD
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2010 8:03:11 AM

Yes...A Quality 400W will take the load comfortably...
February 2, 2010 8:06:23 AM

Can I have a link to one please, I dont know what you mean by branded. Thanks
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2010 12:32:45 PM

Did you plug in the PCIE connector ? The card will not work without it.
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