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Blown Graphics Card, is it my PSU?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 22, 2012 9:22:25 PM

I recently bought a new computer and put it together myself. Everything worked great the first day then on the second day my computer froze and when I went to restart it my Graphics card began to smoke and sparked. I pulled out the card and noticed a chip at the bottom left of my graphics card had been damaged.

Here are my specs:

Processor - i5 2400 sandybridge 3.2Ghz
Graphics Card - Geforce 560gtx
PSU - Xion 1000 watt
Heatsink - Cooler Master 212 Plus
Ram - 8Gb (2x4) G-Skill Ripjaw series DDR3
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
HDD - Seagate 7200 350Gb

I know the PSU I listed should be more then strong enough to run that card, but is that a bad brand PSU or something else? Any help would be great thank you.

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a c 1648 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 6:32:24 AM

Could have been just a bad card! Measure the voltages from the PSU to make sure!
a c 185 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 6:43:07 AM

Yes it maybe the PSU, because unknown brand which we don't trust may rate 1000W as their maximum wattage, but actually it may have been only below 500W. You'd better replace the PSU before this happens again! :lol: 
a c 84 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 6:47:24 AM

maybe your psu fault it is happening with raidmax one also.

replace your psu and get atleast 650-750w good banded psu like antec,seasonic,xfx for 650w i will choose xfx,corsair.:)