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    Default Loud pop - but still works!

    Hi folks,

    Crazy thing happened to me. I bought a Palit 470 gpu. I shut everything down, install the gpu. I had to buy 2 PCIE 6 to 8 pin connectors onto my Antec 1000psu. I turn on the computer, it boots up to the desktop. All of a sudden, the monitor goes black, but not really black like it was off, black, but you can see some light all around the edges, I shut down restart a few times, keeps happening, and sometimes the comp reboots itself, or I have to do a hard shutdown. I'm sitting there wondering what the heck is going on, so I reach over to the PCIE plugs that power the gpu and I sort of wiggle and push on one of the connectors. All of a sudden a loud POP, and the comp shuts down!!! I'm thinking noooooooo! I get up and lean into the case but theres no smell whatsoever, nothing, and no smoke either. I'm thinking the worse has happened, I push the power button on, and the comp started up and has been running ever since. I look at the mobo (EX58-UD3R-SLI) up and down and no blown caps, nor any burn marks, the outer side of the gpu looks normal too. What the heck could have that been, and wasn't there an smell of electrical smoke? Why is this thing working still? Once in a while, the screen goes dark thing happens, so I look in the event viewer and I see a VolSnap error right when the screen goes dark. I haven't opened the psu, nor do I plan too, could it have been from that? I feel as though it wouldn't work if it was the psu. Can anybody shed some light, or has this happened to anyone before?

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    Default Re: Loud pop - but still works!

    seemslike you didnt fully connect the pci-e cable,and when you wiggled it it made contact and shorted and caused the pc to shut down

    whats it doing now? going dark? fully turn off the pc and check all the wires to the gpu and that its slotted in fully
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    Default Re: Loud pop - but still works!

    The comp works fine. The last time the screen went dark was last night, and the event viewer had a VolSnap error right at the time it went dark, that error has something to do with shadow copies though. Everything is slotted in tightly. So you think the loud pop was from the wire only?

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    yh i think,i dont understand this shadow copy thing?
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    Default Re: Loud pop - but still works!

    1000W PSU with no 8 pin connectors, how old is it?

    I don't have very good faith in something power related that you need to use an adapter for.

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    Default Re: Loud pop - but still works!

    my thoughts would be that the PSU has blown a capacitor or similar inside and that another part of the circuit has taken over to supply the current especially if it was a multi rail design.

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