So in my new build I put in a GTX 470. I made the poor decision of buying a StealthXStream 2 PSU. It is 700W with I believe 4 12v rails with only 18 amps to each rail. Once I put build together everything loaded up just fine. Had issues running GPU tests and realized my computer was not detecting my video card. Looked at the box and it says it requires a minimum of 38 amps on the 12 volt rail.
Looks like my only option is to return the PSU and look at maybe getting a Corsair PSU, maybe 850 Watt?
Anyone else have the same problem and do these symptoms sound like the lack of amps is the issue here?
your psu is just right for your graphics card. 18 amps for each rail means for 4 X 12 rails it is more than 38 amps on single 12 v rail (I guess). Your graphics card maybe not in correct position or maybe it's faulty. check it once again and fit it tightly into the pci x 16 slot or use powerconnector. Don't ask me coz i m least known to it.
It was a simple driver issue. Appears to be resolved. I know these things run hot and are made to. Doing research I'm told to not let it go above 95. Running Furmark stability tests it hits 90 in about 110 seconds and I stop it. Is this abnormal? Should I be concerned?