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Can a graphics card kill a power supply?

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January 12, 2013 6:30:42 PM

I was wondering because when I was playing CSGO on max settings, the power supply died and the computer shut off
a b ) Power supply
a c 79 U Graphics card
January 12, 2013 6:35:31 PM

anything is possible, but its possible ur powersupply just hit the dust.

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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
January 12, 2013 6:49:13 PM

WHICH card ?
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a b ) Power supply
a c 79 U Graphics card
January 12, 2013 6:49:48 PM

yes that would be of interest to know.

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January 12, 2013 7:54:53 PM

My card is the Nvidia GTX 460 SE
PSU is Cooler Master Extreme 2 Power 625W
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a b ) Power supply
a c 79 U Graphics card
January 12, 2013 8:22:23 PM

well first of all thats a really bad quality powersupply, so doesnt surprise me it died,

now whats ur budget for new powersupply and videocard?

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a c 540 U Graphics card
January 12, 2013 9:30:38 PM

turtles9788 said:
My card is the Nvidia GTX 460 SE
PSU is Cooler Master Extreme 2 Power 625W

The Cooler Master Extreme2 series were known for their under spec'd +12V rail switching transistors. That's the component that would usually burn out first.

You couldn't safely draw more than 80% of the rated Wattage. The +12V rails' voltage regulation would go out spec if you attempt to do so.

I'm not surprised, one bit, that it failed.
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a b ) Power supply
a c 79 U Graphics card
January 12, 2013 9:34:55 PM

even i owned the gx series and that got bad reviews, i really dont want to imagine what a extremepower would do to ur system.

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