Windows 10: PSU/GPU Power Problem

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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home x64
       29 May 2016 #1

    PSU/GPU Power Problem

    I originally had an asus R7 250x that stopped working with my PC and it would not boot/display. Pressing the power button would yield no result. It worked fine for 3+ months before giving me this problem. I had a friend with a 500w PSU and he let me have it. I installed it and instead of not booting, the power led would light up, but my mouse would blink red once and then go out. The GPU should work fine with a 400w PSU but was giving me problems with this 500w. I gave up and bought a GTX 560 Ti. Stuck it in, PC worked fine, installed drivers etc. That was yesterday. Today I needed to do something that required me shutting down my PC and upon doing so, it would not turn back on. Gave me the power led on/mouse blinking red once then going out problem with no display. Before going and buying a bigger PSU I wanna make sure its not power that's the problem. I would very much like to fix this up without having to buy anything.

    Win 10
    Inspiron i3847
    Inland 500w Gold Rated PSU
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  2.    29 May 2016 #2

    This is more of a hardware issue and would require electronic power testing...
    as one bad solder joint or power chip, power fuse on the mobo could be an issue...

    better off searching the issue via the model number..

    Dell Inspiron 3847 wont power on... or powers on briefly..
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       29 May 2016 #3

    It works perfectly fine without the GPU in, which leads me to think that's the problem.
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  4.    29 May 2016 #4

    ok so test with another GPU
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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       29 May 2016 #5

    Same result with GTX 560 ti and R7 250x
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  6.    29 May 2016 #6

    then reverse test them in another PC - and see what happens...

    how does the GPU get power ?? via the MOBO card slot ??
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       29 May 2016 #7

    R7 250x 1x 6pin GTX 650ti 2x 6pin They both worked fine on my friend's PC
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  8.    29 May 2016 #8

    Ok so it seems to me you have tested 2 power supplies in your case...
    And you have tested the two GPU's in a different case...

    and the results tell you what ???
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  9. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       29 May 2016 #9

    Tested GPUs on friend's PC and they worked fine. Switched out my gpu with another 500w tried different PSU/GPU combos but none worked.
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  10.    29 May 2016 #10

    so it is safe to say it is not the PSU or GPU as the cause of the issue..

    You stated the issue is when the GPU is plugged into your case..

    Since the PSU plugs into the GPU (and both appear to be testing good) the only other common connection is the MOBO or card slot
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