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Can PSU Blow if GFX Card is not inserted properly in PCI

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August 6, 2012 8:17:19 PM

Hello all,

I was wandering if a power supply can blow if the GFX card is not inserted properly in the PCI-E Slot
a c 76 ) Power supply
August 6, 2012 8:26:37 PM

I wouldn't think so, no. If the GPU wasn't properly seated, it just wouldn't work and therefore shouldn't draw any power (or short anything out).

What do you mean by "not inserted properly"?
August 6, 2012 8:29:31 PM

Not fully insterted in PCI
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a c 76 ) Power supply
August 6, 2012 8:33:40 PM

thing1990 said:
Not fully insterted in PCI


Yeah, that's what I thought you meant, but I wasn't sure.

Anyway, my original comment on it stands. Not properly inserted just means that the card shouldn't even be active to be able to do any harm.

I suppose it's possible, in one of those strange "never really happens" occurrences, but I really don't think so.

What made you ask this question? Did your PSU die?
August 6, 2012 8:47:51 PM

A PSU Blew in windows loading screen in an old system and the only thing that was messed with previously was the GFX card.
a c 76 ) Power supply
August 6, 2012 8:50:23 PM

thing1990 said:
A PSU Blew in windows loading screen in an old system and the only thing that was messed with previously was the GFX card.


Yeah, I doubt the GPU not being correctly installed/seated had anything to do with that. Just a coincidence.
August 6, 2012 8:52:18 PM

The system presented some problems and was not always turning on when pressing the power button ,after the RAM have been checked w memcheck stick by stick
a c 76 ) Power supply
August 6, 2012 8:53:37 PM

Yep, that sounds like the PSU was failing and about to die anyway.
August 6, 2012 8:54:26 PM

Ty 4 info have a nice day/night
a c 76 ) Power supply
August 6, 2012 8:54:37 PM

You're welcome, and you too. :) 
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