MODU82+ 625W and 4870X2

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MODU82+ 625W and 4870X2

Post by kawai » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:59 pm

Well it seems like the modu82+ is not powerful enough to support the 4870x2. My computer refuses to boot-up with the setup, tried my friends TX750 Corsair and it ran fine :(. This misstep is delaying my whole completed build

Its too late for me to return the unit now and I'm stuck with it. I was taking a look at the website and saw that there is a duo and also solo pci-e modular cables. Perhaps a solo modular cable may do the trick because the end is not split into two 8pins but just one?

Any wanna trade a modu82+ for a 750 corsair or 750 pc p&c ? lol

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Post by Scoop » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:44 am

Sounds more like it's a defective unit. 625W should be plenty enough to run any system with a 4870X2.

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Post by dhanson865 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:23 pm

kawai, what else is in the build?

Just the video card alone shouldn't stump a 625W PSU but if you have tons of hard drives multiple cpu sockets run overclocked and all that...

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Post by SnooP » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:22 pm

First things first, does it boot and run reliably a lesser system? My modu82+ was DOA. 5v standby section was fine so red led next the ram was on when computer was off. Rest was no good, measured about 3-4V on the 12V rail when manually started + a few load resisters attached.

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Post by lodestar » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:08 pm

I have this PSU, and its been absolutely fine with a 9600GT. It will depend on the hardware spec but from the reviews on the web it looks like 4870 X2 systems use around 200W of power at idle and about 400W under load. So there is no reason I can see why a working Enermax 625W could not supply enough power to a 4870 X2 setup and your PSU must be defective. It has a 3 year international warranty so you are not out of time and you should claim a replacement.

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