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Tal Fucus January 22nd 04 07:35 PM

FX5200 causing 3.3 Voltage to drop
 
Hi all,

I just installed a new Inno3D FX5200 128MB card, replacing an old GF2 MX400
one.
When I play 3D games (Medal of Honor, Battlefield 1942...) the 3.3 Voltage
is getting low, and dropping bellow 3.0V
My system is Celeron 1700, ASUS MB with SiS chipsets.
I never had similar problem with the old GF2 MX400 card nor with GF4 MX440
one.
Any idea ?
What does it mean ?

Thanks,
Tal




DaveL January 22nd 04 08:17 PM

It could be a crappy power supply. I saw this same thing on an Abit system.
The power supply was bad causing the 3.3 volts to go low and the thing would
intermittently reboot and sometimes not boot up. A new power supply fixed
it.

Dave


"Tal Fucus" wrote in message
...
Hi all,

I just installed a new Inno3D FX5200 128MB card, replacing an old GF2

MX400
one.
When I play 3D games (Medal of Honor, Battlefield 1942...) the 3.3 Voltage
is getting low, and dropping bellow 3.0V
My system is Celeron 1700, ASUS MB with SiS chipsets.
I never had similar problem with the old GF2 MX400 card nor with GF4 MX440
one.
Any idea ?
What does it mean ?

Thanks,
Tal





Tal Fucus January 22nd 04 09:10 PM


"DaveL" wrote in message
...
It could be a crappy power supply. I saw this same thing on an Abit

system.
The power supply was bad causing the 3.3 volts to go low and the thing

would
intermittently reboot and sometimes not boot up. A new power supply fixed
it.

Dave


Thanks for the reply,
I suspect it is a power supply problem. The system does not reboot, but I do
get sometimes errors while booting.
Will leaving it as is effect the system in any way ?

Tal



"Tal Fucus" wrote in message
...
Hi all,

I just installed a new Inno3D FX5200 128MB card, replacing an old GF2

MX400
one.
When I play 3D games (Medal of Honor, Battlefield 1942...) the 3.3

Voltage
is getting low, and dropping bellow 3.0V
My system is Celeron 1700, ASUS MB with SiS chipsets.
I never had similar problem with the old GF2 MX400 card nor with GF4

MX440
one.
Any idea ?
What does it mean ?

Thanks,
Tal







Dark Avenger January 23rd 04 01:15 AM

"Tal Fucus" wrote in message ...
Hi all,

I just installed a new Inno3D FX5200 128MB card, replacing an old GF2 MX400
one.
When I play 3D games (Medal of Honor, Battlefield 1942...) the 3.3 Voltage
is getting low, and dropping bellow 3.0V
My system is Celeron 1700, ASUS MB with SiS chipsets.
I never had similar problem with the old GF2 MX400 card nor with GF4 MX440
one.
Any idea ?
What does it mean ?

Thanks,
Tal


Weak PSU?

Maybe your Power Supply Unit is dying!

Dark Avenger January 23rd 04 12:37 PM

"Tal Fucus" wrote in message ...
"DaveL" wrote in message
...
It could be a crappy power supply. I saw this same thing on an Abit

system.
The power supply was bad causing the 3.3 volts to go low and the thing

would
intermittently reboot and sometimes not boot up. A new power supply fixed
it.

Dave


Thanks for the reply,
I suspect it is a power supply problem. The system does not reboot, but I do
get sometimes errors while booting.
Will leaving it as is effect the system in any way ?

Tal



"Tal Fucus" wrote in message
...
Hi all,

I just installed a new Inno3D FX5200 128MB card, replacing an old GF2

MX400
one.
When I play 3D games (Medal of Honor, Battlefield 1942...) the 3.3

Voltage
is getting low, and dropping bellow 3.0V
My system is Celeron 1700, ASUS MB with SiS chipsets.
I never had similar problem with the old GF2 MX400 card nor with GF4

MX440
one.
Any idea ?
What does it mean ?

Thanks,
Tal





If it is your weak PSU, then within a few days it will "break" and an
energy spike will roast your motherboard, probably also your cpu and
maybe even your harddisks!

Tal Fucus January 23rd 04 08:22 PM


"Dark Avenger" wrote in message
om...
"Tal Fucus" wrote in message

...
"DaveL" wrote in message
...
It could be a crappy power supply. I saw this same thing on an Abit

system.
The power supply was bad causing the 3.3 volts to go low and the thing

would
intermittently reboot and sometimes not boot up. A new power supply

fixed
it.

Dave


Thanks for the reply,
I suspect it is a power supply problem. The system does not reboot, but

I do
get sometimes errors while booting.
Will leaving it as is effect the system in any way ?

Tal



"Tal Fucus" wrote in message
...
Hi all,

I just installed a new Inno3D FX5200 128MB card, replacing an old

GF2
MX400
one.
When I play 3D games (Medal of Honor, Battlefield 1942...) the 3.3

Voltage
is getting low, and dropping bellow 3.0V
My system is Celeron 1700, ASUS MB with SiS chipsets.
I never had similar problem with the old GF2 MX400 card nor with GF4

MX440
one.
Any idea ?
What does it mean ?

Thanks,
Tal





If it is your weak PSU, then within a few days it will "break" and an
energy spike will roast your motherboard, probably also your cpu and
maybe even your harddisks!


:-)

Will it roast my screen and printer too ?


Tal



Fred January 23rd 04 09:53 PM


"Dark Avenger" wrote in message
om...
If it is your weak PSU, then within a few days it will "break" and an
energy spike will roast your motherboard, probably also your cpu and
maybe even your harddisks!


Highly unlikely.



Tal Fucus January 27th 04 06:24 PM


Thanks to all the help.
Replaced the PSU with a good 400w one, and it lookes OK :-)

Tal


"Tal Fucus" wrote in message
...
Hi all,

I just installed a new Inno3D FX5200 128MB card, replacing an old GF2

MX400
one.
When I play 3D games (Medal of Honor, Battlefield 1942...) the 3.3 Voltage
is getting low, and dropping bellow 3.0V
My system is Celeron 1700, ASUS MB with SiS chipsets.
I never had similar problem with the old GF2 MX400 card nor with GF4 MX440
one.
Any idea ?
What does it mean ?

Thanks,
Tal







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