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Old September 30, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Hi all,

I have a home made rig with the following specs:

Windows 7 Professional
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6Gigs memory
Quad 4 Extreme Processor
BFG Geforce 275 OC Graphics Card
XFX nForce 680i SLI MOBO
APEX 750W PSU
Monitor = VIZIO 47" 1080P Plasma TV (with PC based games its just sick man!)

I built this rig a couple of years ago for gaming and it worked just fine until recent shutdowns during games. I've played LFD2 for many moons without any issues on this rig until about a month ago. I love LFD2 and it usually dies after about 20 minutes of gameplay now. I thought maybe I had a defective PSU so I used a power calculator to see if I had a good enough PSU to support my rig. Turns out the PSU was insufficient. at 750w it was not enough to support all of the components on my rig. I just purchased and Apevia 1100w, SLI ready PSU. Installed it - connected the two PCI-E connectors to the GPU and I can hear the normal boot activity but no video. I got no fan activity on the GPU which tells me either its dead or not getting any power. I moved it to the other SLI slot and still nothing. I used the second set of PCI-e connectors and still nothing. Any ideas? I'm thinking of putting an older GPU in the SLI slot to see if it works and if it does. I think the then $900 video card is probably done.

Help me out!
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Old September 30, 2010, 11:31 AM
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If at all possible, can you test the setup with another PSU?

Unless things have changed Apevia Has to be one of the bottom 3 for PSU's.

The other thing that comes to mind is the shutdowns you were having were perhaps Heat related or it could be the VC on the way out. Honestly even a crappy Made 750W should have enough juice to power your rig (then again depending on how crappy it could have caused the problem initally too)
And I have no idea where you purchased it from by the BFG 275 was never 900

Try a quality PSU perhaps, and see if that may help.

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Old September 30, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Those Apevia PSUs have been fire hazards in my limited experience with them.
I got one of those Apevia Qpacks that came with a PSU and something inside kept sparking whenever I tried to start up the system. Threw the thing out and gave away the case.

Do you have any way to monitor temps? More specifically your 680i chipset and the GPU core/board temps?
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Old September 30, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Default New 1100W Apevia PSU and No Video

You're right about the 275. I was thinking of the card it replaced and that card was originally $579.00 at NewEgg so I'm getting old and can't remember anything anymore. It was the processor (see below) that was originally 978.00 bucks from Newegg.

Here's updated specs list:

1 x XFX MB-N680-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x PNY VCG8800XXWB GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - OEM (this was the card the 275 replaced)
1 x Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80562QX6700
1 x OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N800SR2GK (added 4 more gigs later)
1 x LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S
1 x Creative 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer

So yeah I have a couple of older PSU's and I'll swap them out and see what happens. I gonna cry like a 3 year old girl if my GPU went belly up. Extended warranty is gone.

Thanks SoulT!
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Old September 30, 2010, 11:54 AM
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Apevia DOES NOT have official SLI certification.

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Old September 30, 2010, 12:07 PM
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got the link bookmarked already. sounds like a resounding thumbs down for the $99.00 Apevia PSU.

I have received my RMA # and am returning the POS today.

I'll got to a store front to get a new SLI certified unit today.
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Old September 30, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Grab a Corsair unit. You can't go wrong.
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guys dont diss ALL apevia's. some were built like tanks. just you had to chose carefully ;)

where are you buying from? anything sugested above will do, although a quality unit in the 500 watt range for single card will be fine too.
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guys dont diss ALL apevia's. some were built like tanks.
No, they are all crap. What's ridiculous is that in one thread you're bashing the excellent XFX 850W Black Edition PSU and here you're praising Apevia's crappy products. Please, get your facts straight.
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Old September 30, 2010, 05:20 PM
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No, they are all crap. What's ridiculous is that in one thread you're bashing the excellent XFX 850W Black Edition PSU and here you're praising Apevia's crappy products. Please, get your facts straight.

Have apevia EVER done a good product? I only can recall the Explorer case that the front panel catch on fire few years ago...

Sorry dan but I have to agree with Zach here. Maybe you need to sleep a bit, you seems to be mixing good and bad in this section.
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