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Power supply Good day i have a viper atx case,I am running windows xp pro, have 3 hard drives,2 80 g,and 1 300g,1 video card 8600gt nvidia ,2 sticks of 512 mb,cpu is a 3500 amd ,motherboard is k8N Neo4,now programs are incrediamail,google is my browser ,i have alist of programs that are too few to mention , i play time shift and fear,and bejewled 2.I was told that my power supply was too small which was a 5oo watt ,replce it with a anctec 850 true power quattro last feb of 08 ity fried last night as i was playing bejewled and listing to some tunes,i was told this morning that the power supply was over tax,are they right

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Ok you will need a gaming computer power supply to run this or it will over power and blow up not literally but it wont work

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Don't see what you are stating. Linda's statement was 220 WATTS or 320 WATTS, not Voltage.

(Voltage X Amperage = Wattage, capish?)


A) Minimum power requirement is 300 Watts, for an Nvidia GeForce 8600GT.

This is of course, based on a full computer system, AND the graphics card, by the graphics card manufacturer.
Card by itself uses 92 Watts.

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B) Due to your statements about the present Power Supply, I feel it is a generic model.

Made back in the time when Power Supply manufacturers would 'fudge', the actual maximum rated Wattage, to sell power supply's.
Actual maximum rated Wattage, would be more like 60 to 70 percent of what is stated.

220 Watts? That would be either 132 Watts (60 percent), or 154 Watts. (70 percent)

320 Watts? 192 Watts or 224 Watts.

As you can see neither fits the bill.

C) Don't shoot the messenger, but you do have the monitor plugged into the GeForce 8600GT, right?

Do you know the monitor cable is good? Monitor?

D) Did you observe Anti-Static Precautions when building the computer, and installing the graphics card?
If not you have an expensive doorstop.
(Motherboard does make a good one-way Frisbee, though)

E) Unclear of this statement of yours to Nicholas;
".....but not sure if the power supply is big enougth either seems to be running......."

I got the part about, not sure if the Power Supply is big enough,
[ A) + B) ],

Explain -> .......either seems to be running.......

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F) Installation disk of graphics card is installed -> F-I-R-S-T.
Drivers and Nvidia Control Center are installed.

(Or downloaded, and installed from Nvidia Support website, or graphics card manufacturer website)

If not there is a driver conflict.

Drivers: Small pieces of software that allow the Operating System to communicate with a device.

Windows XP and Windows 7 are two examples of an O/S.
The graphics card in this case is the device.

When a device is installed, Windows 'breaks it's neck' to find suitable matching drivers.

If THE drivers are not there Windows will match up one of it's THOUSANDS of generic one-size-fits-all drivers.

This = No.
A driver conflict can result.
Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

Installing the drivers, will do nothing to the present drivers already being used, nor graphics.
You'll still be using the same Ol' drivers, until the new device is installed.


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Hi, the thing to do here is to narrow down what could be causing the problem, initial suspects would be the RAM chips. If you have known working ones you can try in it, try these, if not, try without one, then swap them over, or even try without both.

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Another suspect may be just a loose connection, try taking everything out, re-seating it. Again, pay particular attention to the RAM chips.

It could possibly even be a faulty processor, have you another you could try? Try taking it out and re-seating it.

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The solution to the problem is as follows

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