[SOLVED] I know it's stupid but...

prophetmason905

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So I clearly know and understand how stupid my question is but please try your best :p

GTX660 + Intel Quad core q6600 on Corsair CV450 [no rgb, no ssd, only 1 hdd, no overclocking]

Does that not work? Does that PSU cannot handle those two together? I know how much q6600 is bottlenecking 660 but I just wanna know it at this point after trying so hard.

Every time I try booting my PC with Pcie connector both cpu fan and 660's fan will spin for half a second then stops and nothing else happens. No display, no light, nothing.

I tried booting without Pcie inserted but card still in and it booted and showed the error "Please connect your PCIE connector to your graphics card."

Right now I am on GT710 and q6600 with same PSU [Corsair CV450] and its working just fine. My guess is probably either GPU [GTX660] is internally shorted or PSU simply cannot handle these two together and is shutting itself down coz of over current protection. I just wanna hear something from someone who is actually experienced with this stuff.

And if CV450 is not enough will CV550 be enough? I am not actually gonna buy or anything coz ofc I am not that stupid but I am curious now because after adding both GPU's and CPU's TDP 450 "should" be enough.

TDP of GTX660 is 140w [max]
TDP of q6600 is 105w [acc. to intel's site]
 

prophetmason905

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So for anyone it concerns and people who will possibly visit this thread in future-

GPU was internally short out. PSU is fine and can run them both together. GPU itself shorted out. So yeah... problem solved.
 
My guess is probably either GPU [GTX660] is internally shorted or PSU simply cannot handle these two together and is shutting itself down coz of over current protection.
Good guess. That's exactly, what I was thinking.
Damaged graphics card - most likely. Or very old PSU, that can't handle the load anymore.

I hope you're not using some molex to pcie power adapters, to power graphics card. If those are wired wrong, that might cause short.
 

prophetmason905

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On your average system GeForce GTX 660 requires you to have a 450~500 Watt power supply unit.
So if your PSU is new, then it should be enough.
I am planning to visit local shop to get it checked, so I guess I will update this thread when that happens. I am open for any suggestions still though.
 

prophetmason905

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So for anyone it concerns and people who will possibly visit this thread in future-

GPU was internally short out. PSU is fine and can run them both together. GPU itself shorted out. So yeah... problem solved.
 

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