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Power Limit Lowered to 20% on my GPU

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Before I was cleaning my pc, I increased my power limit on MSI Afterburner to 50%. And then, when I started to clean I took out my GPU (Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580) and put it all back together it looked alright and fine.

And now i realized that power limit is max to 20%. This card uses 1x6 pin and 1x8 pin connectors to power it. Is it because maybe I was taking out the whole card or what?

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Go into BIOS and reset to default, then try again.

Always safer to reset settings when unplugging stuff, or plugging in new stuff :) 

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15 minutes ago, TooUnskilled said:

Go into BIOS and reset to default, then try again.

Always safer to reset settings when unplugging stuff, or plugging in new stuff :) 

what exatcly am i supposed to reset

 

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Everything :)

Load Default Settings, Save and Exit

Usually is on the last tab of settings

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i don't really know what your issue is therefore i can't really help on that but i'm here to tell you one thing:

 

The gold contact connections within the PCIexpress slots are extremely fragile (same for RAM slots etc...everything that connect into the motherboard) therefore it's a really really bad practice to take in and out anything on your motherboard just for cleaning purposes...it will cause a lot more harm than good by doing that...only time you should remove and insert stuff into the motherboard is when you upgrade components or troubleshoot...basically the less you come in contact/mess with your motherboard the better...cause those are fragile and are almost always the first component to go bad within a system.

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6 hours ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

i don't really know what your issue is therefore i can't really help on that but i'm here to tell you one thing:

 

The gold contact connections within the PCIexpress slots are extremely fragile (same for RAM slots etc...everything that connect into the motherboard) therefore it's a really really bad practice to take in and out anything on your motherboard just for cleaning purposes...it will cause a lot more harm than good by doing that...only time you should remove and insert stuff into the motherboard is when you upgrade components or troubleshoot...basically the less you come in contact/mess with your motherboard the better...cause those are fragile and are almost always the first component to go bad within a system.

so you think I messed it up by pulling it out? idk what to do now

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2 hours ago, ILikePc said:

so you think I messed it up by pulling it out? idk what to do now

No I doubt it if it works...are you sure you plugged both power cables completely?

 

Is your graphics card performing like it should in games?

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9 hours ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

No I doubt it if it works...are you sure you plugged both power cables completely?

 

Is your graphics card performing like it should in games?

Yea I think u pushed them far enough, but I can see slight drop in fps in some games, I mean it's still playable it doesn't go under 60 so..

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3 hours ago, ILikePc said:

Yea I think u pushed them far enough, but I can see slight drop in fps in some games, I mean it's still playable it doesn't go under 60 so..

when you say '' I increased my power limit on MSI Afterburner to 50% '' do you mean 150% because by default the power limit is set to 100%...and you can usually only go up to around 110% to 120% on most cards...and no cards that i know of will go anywhere near 150% unless you BIOS moded it...is there a chance you increased it to 120% before and you mistakenly tought it was at 150%?

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2 hours ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

when you say '' I increased my power limit on MSI Afterburner to 50% '' do you mean 150% because by default the power limit is set to 100%...and you can usually only go up to around 110% to 120% on most cards...and no cards that i know of will go anywhere near 150% unless you BIOS moded it...is there a chance you increased it to 120% before and you mistakenly tought it was at 150%?

for AMD cards you can go from 100% up to 150% within Radeon Software.

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Yes my card can go up to 150%, after a few restarts and pushing the power cables harder into the GPU it went back to normal so everything is ok.

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