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MSI GTX1080 Gamming X causing beQuiet PSU E7-550W to not start


Hi all,

I just bought an MSI GTX1080 Gaming X and when I fit the graphics card in, the PSU, beQuiet E7-550W doesn't start (even it's fan doesn't start). 
The motherboard is Gigabyte x58a-ud3r and when this happens, two small leds , yellow and green lit up on the mobo and stay solid, and nothing happens. Normally, without the MSI graphics card, with another graphics card (ASUS en210 silent), everything starts up normally, and a row of small leds lit up on the mobo, green and a few yellow and orange go solid for a few seconds, and then everything starts, cpu fan, etc.

I am suspecting a DOA (dead on arrival) graphics card, as it was grade A and it looks pretty dusty, even though I bought it from a reputable online retailer. It's also missing the large bottom plate, and I thought all MSI gaming X 1080s came with a bottom plate with the dragon logo.


Has anyone heard of an beQuiet 550W psu not being able to power up a gtx1080 ?? I highly doubt it, as I don't have anything else in the system, just one ssd, cpu I7 970 and 24G of RAM triple channel (6x4GB)

I have measured all the pins of the PSU and they all have the voltage. And if they wouldn't have voltage, I'd say that the GPU wouldn't start but the rest should. It's like the PSU goes into protect mode and the graphics card is shorting out something.

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot!

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Possible that the card is basically shorting out the power connectors, tripping over current protection on the PSU.


RMA the card then?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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I noticed the connectors at the back are 1xdp 1xhdmi and 2x dvi. THIS IS A FREAK..ng gtx 970! I've been (and the retailer) conned!

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