Geforce 8800 GTS problems...Please can you help me out!

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danbmxcom

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hi there

I brought a Geforce 8800 GTS about 6 months ago now, iv been having problems with it, it keep shuting the computer down when ever im playing games?? after about 10 minuets of game play it turns the computer off? I had this problem with Battlefeild 2142 a few months back and after i downloaded the new drivers off of the Nvida website it seemed to sort its self out?? after buying elder scrolls today it has shut down 5 times now? iv tryed to reinstall the drivers again and that did nothing, iv played with the controll panel lowering the performance and that didnt help either? I have the correct power supply and all i can think it maybe be is the game? its not over heating? can someone please help me out?
 

danbmxcom

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err its a EYE-T ex-450-pfc. i brought that aswell with the card cause i know i had to up grade the power supply.
 
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I couldn't find any useful information on the EYE-T power supply as to specifications or the protocol used in determing the power output.

A lot of PSU manufacturers "play games" in rating their units. eVGA recommends a 400 watt PSU with 26 amps available on the +12v rail.

When purchasing a PSU, don't pay a lot of attention to the output wattage rating UNLESS the manufacturer describes the protocol used in determing the output wattage. Read "myth" #2 at this site and it will give you a better understanding of the "games" some manufacturers use.

http://www.pcpower.com/technology/myths/

Based on the description of your problem, my first inclination is to believe that the EYE-T unit does not provide sufficient wattage/amperage for the 8800 series cards. If you have any additional information for this unit, please post it.
 
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