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BSOD on my 1 week old build

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October 25, 2012 8:42:33 PM

Here's my situation:
-1 week new build, all parts ordered from newegg.
-First 3 days everything is going great.
-Decide that I need a little bit more graphics capability so I decide to crossfire a radeon 6670 with the integrated radeon 6550d that is in my apu.
-This works well for 1 day, then everything goes to hell. Computer keeps locking up, sluggish, and most recently, i get BSOD.

I have completely taken out the 6670 and since then everything has been running ok.
I'm not exactly sure if this is a faulty 6670 or what. Do I return it and forget about crossfire or exchange it?

Here is my build:

CPU: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D

MOBO: BIOSTAR A75MG FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard t

SSD: Kingston SSDNow V+200 KR-S3020-3H 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

PSU: APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply

Discrete GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1gb ddr3
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October 25, 2012 9:03:33 PM

Looking at that video card, it appears that it draws 100% of its power from the motherboard. Is this correct?

Might be that your motherboard is not capable of giving that video card the power it needs.
October 25, 2012 10:32:38 PM

stchman said:
Looking at that video card, it appears that it draws 100% of its power from the motherboard. Is this correct?

Might be that your motherboard is not capable of giving that video card the power it needs.


I honestly have no idea how to confirm this lol.
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October 25, 2012 10:39:53 PM

stchman said:
Looking at that video card, it appears that it draws 100% of its power from the motherboard. Is this correct?

Might be that your motherboard is not capable of giving that video card the power it needs.

That's not going to be an issue unless the mobo or graphics card is bad. Both will (should) meet PCIe 2.0 specs for voltage.
Are you positive the graphics card was inserted all the way down - locking into place?
October 25, 2012 10:55:40 PM

C12Friedman said:
That's not going to be an issue unless the mobo or graphics card is bad. Both will (should) meet PCIe 2.0 specs for voltage.
Are you positive the graphics card was inserted all the way down - locking into place?


I'm absolutely positive.
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