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Someone who can help ? GPU - CPU question.


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steev_z

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Hello,

in my excitement when i got my GPU (RX480) I accidentally forgot to plug in my CPU power connector.
My PC was running but did not start up ("no signal" was on the monitor) what i did notice is that the LED's on the GPU were red (the normal color) and all my fans not spinning.
On that time i also figured out that i only had a 6 pin connected instead of 8 pin (in the GPU).
The thing is my PC didn't even reach POST (i do think so) .

I plugged in the CPU power connector and i fixed the 8 pin in my GPU.

My question is : can my action stated above have caused any damage internally ? So far everything still works fine.


Edited by steev_z, 19 January 2017 - 01:21 PM.

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Nope, shouldn't have hurt it.


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Nope, shouldn't have hurt it.

 

Thank you for your reply ! I'm glad to hear that.

So i should also not worry about the LED from the GPU who were on (while i started without CPU power) ?

(BTW : I mean the LED on the GPU itself not the LED on the mobo)

I can imagine the LED only needed the 6 pin and not 8 pin to work properly.

 

Many thanks anyway !


Edited by steev_z, 19 January 2017 - 03:11 PM.

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Could have been getting power from the motherboard slot. As long as it's working, I wouldn't worry about it. Doing so causes gray hair and wrinkles. ;)


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Could have been getting power from the motherboard slot. As long as it's working, I wouldn't worry about it. Doing so causes gray hair and wrinkles. ;)

 

Yes... True story :D I will let it go.


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