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EVGA FTW3 Ultra - Dead Card?

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2020/11/26 16:15:47 (permalink)
I was playing League of Legends earlier when all 3 monitors went black. Was able to reboot with some effort, but same thing happened. Now when I try to power up when my card is connected I hear my PSU Click twice and system doesn't post. I do see RGB RAM Lights turn on. I am able to boot and use the integrated 9900k graphics just fine, but as soon as I connect third power connector to the 3090, I hear the clicks and system won't power. I tried a different PCI slot and all combinations of cables, including running two connectors from one cable, with same issue. I was able to use a different , non GPU, PCI express card in the normal GPU space so I'm fairly certain it isn't the motherboard. 
 
I can boot into windows using integrated graphics if I don't connect all 3 cables (I will see 3 red lights on the 3090 above them when I do this). Having trouble determining if this is a PSU or GPU issue. It is  a Seasonic Focus Gold Plus 850w that is about 2 years old. Everything else is up and running fine right now.
 
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    pennyboy79
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    Re: EVGA FTW3 Ultra - Dead Card? 2020/11/26 16:20:51 (permalink)
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    I was playing League of Legends earlier when all 3 monitors went black. Was able to reboot with some effort, but same thing happened. Now when I try to power up when my card is connected I hear my PSU Click twice and system doesn't post. I do see RGB RAM Lights turn on. I am able to boot and use the integrated 9900k graphics just fine, but as soon as I connect third power connector to the 3090, I hear the clicks and system won't power. I tried a different PCI slot and all combinations of cables, including running two connectors from one cable, with same issue. I was able to use a different , non GPU, PCI express card in the normal GPU space so I'm fairly certain it isn't the motherboard. 
     
    I can boot into windows using integrated graphics if I don't connect all 3 cables (I will see 3 red lights on the 3090 above them when I do this). Having trouble determining if this is a PSU or GPU issue. It is  a Seasonic Focus Gold Plus 850w that is about 2 years old. Everything else is up and running fine right now.
     


    Only way to be  sure would be to try your graphics card in another system or try another PSU.   Have you tried other PCIE cables ? and are you running 3 separate cables back to the PSU, rather than using 1 cable with a loop to connect 2?

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    Re: EVGA FTW3 Ultra - Dead Card? 2020/11/26 16:37:41 (permalink)
    As pennyboy79 said best thing you can do is test your gpu in different system or use another PSU.
     
    I have a feeling your PSU cant handle 3090 (3090 has huge power spike on boot and cause PSU to fail).
    When you test gpu in different system or new psu and same happens contact EVGA support and start RMA. Good luck!


     

     
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    Re: EVGA FTW3 Ultra - Dead Card? 2020/11/26 17:37:54 (permalink)
    Honestly this is one of the best power supplies that exist, go look up JohnnyGuru's review of it. It has extremely solid output. Always a chance mine went bad, but I have some doubts. Unfortunately I don't have another power supply or desktop on hand to test. 
     
     
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    Re: EVGA FTW3 Ultra - Dead Card? 2020/11/26 17:46:08 (permalink)
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    Honestly this is one of the best power supplies that exist, go look up JohnnyGuru's review of it. It has extremely solid output. Always a chance mine went bad, but I have some doubts. Unfortunately I don't have another power supply or desktop on hand to test. 
     
     




     
    It's the PSU, doesn't handle the transient power spikes very well that the 3000 series card have.
     
    Call or contact Seasonic and they will take care of you, they will likely send you another PSU that does work with them.
     
     

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    Re: EVGA FTW3 Ultra - Dead Card? 2020/11/26 18:01:41 (permalink)
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    Honestly this is one of the best power supplies that exist, go look up JohnnyGuru's review of it. It has extremely solid output. Always a chance mine went bad, but I have some doubts. Unfortunately I don't have another power supply or desktop on hand to test. 
     
     




     
    It's the PSU, doesn't handle the transient power spikes very well that the 3000 series card have.
     
    Call or contact Seasonic and they will take care of you, they will likely send you another PSU that does work with them.
     
     


    Will do. It was working well for about the past....6 weeks or so. I'll get in touch with seasonic in meantime.
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    Re: EVGA FTW3 Ultra - Dead Card? 2020/11/28 07:01:14 (permalink)
    I tested a new power supply (EVGA 850 GQ) and the card actually fried (I think a capacitor) - used the new PSU cables and all, so nothing wrong there. Saw a spark and smelled/saw smoke near the first 8 pin connector. Luckily rest of PC is fine, I contacted EVGA and they are sending a replacement. 
     
    With each PSU I ran 3 separate cables.
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    Re: EVGA FTW3 Ultra - Dead Card? 2020/11/28 22:09:24 (permalink)
    PadinnPlays
    I tested a new power supply (EVGA 850 GQ) and the card actually fried (I think a capacitor) - used the new PSU cables and all, so nothing wrong there. Saw a spark and smelled/saw smoke near the first 8 pin connector. Luckily rest of PC is fine, I contacted EVGA and they are sending a replacement. 
     
    With each PSU I ran 3 separate cables.


    I got the same issue.
    Tested on 1300 Platinum + 1000 Titanium and both didn't work.
    I guess I will have to contact EVGA as well on Monday... Thanks.
     

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