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I use the latest driver, and have tried older ones as well, same thing. Quote #11 Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:46 am It's not me, but thanks for the link.I'll try a few more emails then... The event viewer shows it as a nvidia driver crash. As a side note, PowerCooler does not seem to have a website, that's a little ridiculous? have a peek here

The sequence of events you describe strongly suggest that the GPU VRM was damaged by excessive heat when you ran Furmark, and you're now getting GPU core power supply problems which Return to Diagnostic Chart Do you see anything on the screen of your LCD or CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitor? An AGP expansion slot is a very common way to connect a video card to the motherboard. I will feel comfortable spending up to 225.00 for a new PSU if you have any other suggestions austingSep 19, 2012, 7:22 AM Xyos said: I have been getting lock-ups for http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/370669-33-power-supply-graphics-card

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Removing your old driver and installing a new one gets you all the latest bug fixes. Actually in demanding games it hits about 380-390W, with stresstests on GPU/CPU it can go up to 480W (measured it while back with a power-detective kind of thing). Return to Diagnostic Chart Do you only get a live screen, or at least move past the BIOS screen, when all the other adapters are removed? Here's how to check your power supply PC Advisor Phones Smartphone reviews Best smartphones Smartphone tips Smartphone buying advice Smartphone deals Laptops Laptops reviews Laptops tips Best laptops Laptops buying advice

If you're not sure what to do then you should just run through all of them. Not the answer you're looking for? Here is a list of common power supply failure symptoms: There are strange noises coming from the back side of the computer where the power cord plugs into the power supply. Quote #13 Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:06 pm [quote="HurgyMcGurgyGurg]This problem can't be related to VRM, the light indicates a critical core power fault, not VRM.[/quote]Stop for a moment and consider the

OP have a look at the event viewer for issues at the time it happened may shed some light on what happened.. Hwmonitor When gaming is involved, one must realize that video cards these days require a lot of power and amperes to run correctly. more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed solved HP Pavilion 500-126 Graphics Card and Power Supply solved Newly-built PC does not power on with graphics card inserted--bad card or weak PSU?

If you have more than one video adapter installed, remove the secondary video adapter, and if you still don't get a live screen, swap the secondary for the primary. Note that older motherboards designed for SLI and CrossFire may have shipped with a "PCIe switch" or "PCIe terminator" which was installed in the second x16 slot if only one video jumpy fps in between 60 and 200 and freezes occasionally. Or Graphics Card?

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A solution depends on the availability of updated drivers and sometimes an updated BIOS. I might end up getting one anyway since I do plan to build again sometime. Msi Afterburner Looking for input. « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Posting Rules You may Power Supply Calculator GA-EP45-DS3R · [email protected] · Scythe Ninja+ · 8GB G.Skill DDR2-800 · MSI TwinFrozr HD7850 · Corsair VX450 · Antec Solo180GB i520 SSD · WD1002FAEX · Plextor PX-755SA · HP ZR24w ·

Proceed to Motherboard, CPU and RAM Failure. http://macland.net/power-supply/power-supply-and-video-card-wats.php These utilities can check things like the power supply voltages, internal temperatures, and fan speeds. With a replacement PSU it all works fine now. I had already assumed the PSU was bad, but I didn't expect to find even more when I arrived. Psu

DIMM sockets are labeled with text printed on the motherboard or color coded to show the banks. PCI-E was reconnected a bunch of times, haven't tried the others plugs yet. My first thought was my GPU died already but my PC still won't boot if I connect the GPU to the power supply and connect monitor to onboard. Check This Out Return to Diagnostic Chart Before making yourself nuts, test the monitor on another PC or laptop.

Each component will, of course, have to be reconnected to the new PSU. Any help would be greatly appreciated Specs:CPU: I7950GPUS: 2x NVIDIA GTX 480'sRAM: 8 gig DDR3 1333mhz 555 21MOBO: GA-X58A-UD3R GIGABYTE MotherboardOS: W7 64 bit 9 answers Last reply Sep 19, 2012 solved Power supply- using 2 different cords for a two 8-pins graphics card.

Do you think I should go for an even higher 1000-1100 high end PSU?

  • If you're having a hard time tracing down your problem, then it's worth your time to exclude the RAM and CPU as possible causes.
  • Quote #17 Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:33 am Well at least it's validated, now to ship the thing overseas, 2 weeks, 3-4 weeks for RMA process, 2 weeks back, that's 2
  • New drivers are put out to fix bugs and compatibility problems so getting the latest drivers may solve the problem.
  • Thanks.
  • Detailed instructions on underclocking your video card are here.
  • I would think the case LEDs would be +5 so that's an argument that says PSU might be working and thus pointing at the graphics card being the culprit.
  • While this can be a power supply issue, it may also indicate motherboard failures.
  • If a faint image is detectable on an LCD screen when you shine a bright light at it on an angle, the problem is with the backlight or the inverter that
  • The modern DVI (Digital Video Interface) cables come in several varieties, with up to 24 contacts for digital transmission and an optional 5 contacts to support older analog signals.

Sometimes I can go days though without a problem. The computer needs to breathe, or it will overheat and die. Some PCIe adapters (2.1) are not backwards compatible all the way to 1.0 unless the motherboard maker has released a BIOS update that addresses chipset settings. If you have an NVIDIA card, then you can try CoolBits or RivaTuner.

Ask ! Remember that we are testing just to see if the monitor is live, it doesn't matter if the screen settings are wrong and the display looks funny. This is actually one of the more useful innovations in monitor technology, because it offers definitive proof that the monitor or LCD display is alive and most likely capable of displaying this contact form If i remove the gpu to power supply my pc will boot just fine.

If you don't uninstall first then you can sometimes cause some pretty obscure problems.