i had a 5870 and i fitted a custom accelero extreme 5870 but it wasnt a reference card and it burned out due to my fault (dont know why).
now i have a second card like that i fitted a zalman cooler (yes i know this is dumb cause its not reference and they dont actually fit but i cant stand the noise).
i had the same issue from the first card and now from the second card to 2 differrent pcs.
in both of them i have a 650watt psu and i dont have many stuff loaded.
when i switch on the pc, it goes like on->off->on->off->permanently on and then everything works fine. the whole pc does something like a stopngo cycle 2 or 3 times.
can this be a short circuit problem or do you think the psu cant handle it (but why, it doesn't even draw much watt when booting up).
if it was a short circuit problem wouldn't this mess the card which is actually running ok when the pc boots up?
im afraid that my second card will burn too...any thoughts please?