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Started by Jarhead0331, September 12, 2019, 10:15:10 AM

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steve58

Does the 6900XT require a secondary cable to the PSU? 

According to the AMD website an 850W PSU is the minimum required.
"Minimum PSU Recommendation           850 W"
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Queeg

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I've seen DIYers opine that two separate cables is preferable with any high-end GPU.  But I can't vouch for that, and I expect far more PCs are built with one split cable than with two separate ones.  But if you have access to a second cable, it probably couldn't hurt to try. 

Take a look here:

https://linustechtips.com/topic/1252944-1-psu-cable-to-power-3090/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL7KIVI_hJg


Jarhead0331

Quote from: Queeg on March 13, 2021, 12:48:21 PM
I've seen DIYers opine that two separate cables is preferable with any high-end GPU.  But I can't vouch for that, and I expect far more PCs are built with one split cable than with two separate ones.  But if you have access to a second cable, it probably couldn't hurt to try. 

Take a look here:

https://linustechtips.com/topic/1252944-1-psu-cable-to-power-3090/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL7KIVI_hJg

Looks like two separate cables to me.
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Queeg

This was posted just today.  A primer on PSUs. 

Note the at the end he cautions against mixing cables between different PSU brands - can be a hazard.  So if you have to add a cable, you should try to match to the PSU brand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUh2EZzJZRU

Jarhead0331

Well, spent about two hours on the phone with tech support today. It's almost definitely a GPU issue... Hardware, software or both. There are also corrupted windows files somewhere. To make a long story short, I'm sending the whole tower back for a replacement GPU and reinstallation of windows and drivers.
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solops

I'm am so sorry. Disappointment is not adequate to cover what this sort of thing causes to well up in one's soul.
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Gusington

That really sucks. Good luck with the 2nd try.
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Jarhead0331

Rig came back to me today. I don't want to jinx it, but so far it seems to working as intended. I've plugged in most of my peripherals and DCS is quietly downloading and installing.

Was off to a bumpy start though. When I opened the box, the GPU had dislodged during shipping.  :o
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bobarossa

Maybe it heard what happened to the previous GPU and was trying to escape!

Having a new toy not work is one of the worst experiences in tech buying.  Except maybe having it crash shortly after finishing setting up everything just the way you want it.

Jarhead0331

Quote from: bobarossa on March 31, 2021, 11:17:13 AM
Having a new toy not work is one of the worst experiences in tech buying.  Except maybe having it crash shortly after finishing setting up everything just the way you want it.

I'm not even going to touch this, and you should be banned for even posting such a heinous possibility!  :crazy2:
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