Installed my 4850hd last night, huge problem

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  1. Julian1221

    Julian1221 New Member

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    Hey guys

    I just put my 4850hd in last night and was having issues with it overheating. I read that I should install the Asus fan controller to adjust the fan speed and that fixed my overheating problem. I rebooted the computer and now my ethernet port says its "disconnected" and no cable is found. Am I having power issues with my PSU? It seems like when I reseat the video card the ethernet port comes back until I reboot. System specs below, psu is about 2-3 years old.

    AMD 6000+
    Asus M2N-E
    Asus Radeon 4850HD
    2 Gigs of G Skill Ram
    Thermaltake 430w psu
    X-fi extreme music sound card
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    amd cpu, check
    asus mobo, check
    thermaltake psu, check
    sb sound card, check

    sorry, I won't help you with this one because there's way too much fail in that system, it'll be hard to tell you exactly what part is breaking.

    and btw, it's odd that it's occuring at the same time as a new gpu, but asus mobos are notorious for lan going out.
     
  3. Julian1221

    Julian1221 New Member

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    What about the lack of power?
     
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    hard to tell. Normally, 430W of clean power would be fine. but a thermaltake is almost surely NOT delivering the promised rating, and most likely not very clean, either.

    I know that a sparkle 400W unit would power that clunker without issue, for many years.
     
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    the athlon 6000+, at full load, will consume 125W (10.41 amps on +12V)
    the 4850HD has a peak power rating of 110W (9.16 amps on +12V)
    add optical drives, hdds, and other shit,... about another another 10 amps on +12V.
    RAM uses the +3.3V rail.
    Fans, USB devices, etc, uses the +5V rail.

    your PSU only has a single +12v rail with only 18 amps.
    if my math is right, your rig is starving at full load.
     

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