well i can see that the 9800 pro needs to have its own source of power . the 1st poster is right . 9600 <-> 9800 needs to have enough power to run .. reccomended is 300w ..here you can check if your PSU has enough power-->haplo210 said:Im having extreme difficulties with my Powercolor 9800 Pro card.
When I have installed it, it runs perfect for a while. Then the frame rates drop untill it becomes unplayable. Then it crashes and wont rebbot.
I thought the problem to be overheating, so i purchased another fan for it, it works fine for a while then does the same.
The 9800 pro has an inbuilt fan tho'. Surely this should be powerfull enough to cool down the card itself?
I keep getting in contact with powecolor (TUL coporation) but they keeps ghetting me to unistall the drivers and try reinstalling them. Ive done this before...it doesnt work.
ATI told me to do it, foxconn (motherboard manufacturer) told me that the on-board VGA auto-diabled, so that rules out the software conflict.
Any1 got any idea's please?
Im getting rather fed up of this not working after the £140 spent on it.
Im runnign AMD Athalon 2600+XP, (~2.13GHz)
Windows XP SP1,
i dont see why it can be doing this?
That's odd... you say your Antec is better than most cheap 500watters, then say a 550w should handle anything. It still applies... a cheap PSU is cheap, no matter what the wattage. You can buy a "600watter" for $25. But to me, those things aren't worth $5. I paid about $80 for my 360watt PSU - I could have pick up the "cool" blue-lit Clear-plastic 400watt for a few bucks less... but stability and noise was more important. (plastic covered PSU's don't block out the interfernce the way a well made metal case does. = more errors)X_Gamer7 said:In fact, if you look on the side of the PSU, it's actual rating is only 300W, and I guarantee it is able to handle more than most of the cheap 500W PSU's out there...
Basically, what I'm getting at here is that the quality and brand are more important than the wattage rating (in most cases). Of course there are exceptions to that....550W will handle anything you throw at it, regardless of the brand name or quality. By the way, my 5v, 12v, and 3v lines are all -X
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