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GTX 560 Ti puff of smoke...

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June 19, 2011 8:54:04 PM

So I tried to put a GTX 560 Ti on my Dell MT 435 mobo (R849J). Thing didn't power up at all, just a small puff of smoke came out of my graphics card. Does this mean my mobo can't support the card or did I get a bad card? I tried looking up anything to do with compatibly but all I found was this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/317088-33-will-nvidia...

Not really much there but I'm hoping for some help before I fry another card.

I have a Tt 850W PSU.

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June 19, 2011 9:12:54 PM

are you sure your properly inserted the 6-pin connectors? was there a graphics card in the pci-e previously?
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June 19, 2011 9:28:40 PM

not to sound like a wise guy, but puff of smoke is not a good sign in electronic devices.

If it was me, I'd return it. 850w is plenty of power, and most modern motherboards (post 2004) should be fine in accepting 560 ti. If your system was working fine, and is still working fine when you remove your new GPU, its clear that the new GPU is to blame.
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June 19, 2011 9:45:55 PM

Smoke is never good for electricity, get it back or take it a computer store better.
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June 19, 2011 11:25:19 PM

Overclocked Toaster said:
are you sure your properly inserted the 6-pin connectors? was there a graphics card in the pci-e previously?

I'm positive i installed the 6-pin connectors correctly. There was a graphics card in there before, it was the one that came stock with the computer which still works (ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB).

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If your system was working fine, and is still working fine when you remove your new GPU, its clear that the new GPU is to blame.

I'm currently on the computer right now, seems like just the new video card is messed up.
Thanks for the help guys, I guess I'll be sending this back to newegg.
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