Can a graphics card kill a power supply?

I was wondering because when I was playing CSGO on max settings, the power supply died and the computer shut off
7 answers Last reply
More about graphics card kill power supply
  1. anything is possible, but its possible ur powersupply just hit the dust.
  2. WHICH card ?
  3. yes that would be of interest to know.
  4. My card is the Nvidia GTX 460 SE
    PSU is Cooler Master Extreme 2 Power 625W
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
Ask a new question

Read More

Power Supplies Computers Graphics Cards Components