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How much power do I need!! Help!

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August 13, 2010 9:48:57 PM

Greetings:
After two trips back to the factory for repair of my motherboard( 1 year old) to replace the PCI-E slots I still cannot run an ATI 4580 crossfire video card. It keeps telling me the power supply is not connected. It is not the card because this is the third card and none of them work! ATI says that the minimum power required is 600 watts with I think (can't remember) about 25-30 amps.Is it possible for one rail to go bad while the rest of the PSU functions normally? If that is really what the problem is? At this point I am at a total loss of ideas.
So why won't this thing work? help what am I missing???



ASUS M4A78T-E PCI-E 2.0 MOBO
AMD Phenom II x4 CPU
2 gigs Corsair Extreme ram
2 SATA HDDs
Ultra4 Modular 600 Watt power supply with dedicated 12v rail supplying 37amps
WinXP Pro Service pack 3

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a c 84 U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 9:57:02 PM

so have you connected the power supplys 6 pin pci-e power cable into the card?
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August 13, 2010 10:29:15 PM

Kari said:
so have you connected the power supplys 6 pin pci-e power cable into the card?


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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 10:38:42 PM

Do the cards work individually or are you talking about an HD4850x2 card?
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a c 235 U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 11:18:07 PM

37a on the 12v for a 600w PSU.....sounds like an old design that has most of the amps on the 3 and 5v.
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