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Video Card or Power Supply problem? Sapphire Radeon 9600 PRO, generic 300W PS, MSI 845Neo-FIS2R MB



 
 
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Old June 5th 04, 07:39 PM
Nick Z
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Default Video Card or Power Supply problem? Sapphire Radeon 9600 PRO, generic 300W PS, MSI 845Neo-FIS2R MB

Recently I've been having problems with my video card crashing at random
times (Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro 256 MB). For example, in the middle of the
day when nobody's doing anything on the computer or while I'm playing a game
(EQ), the ATI utility SMARTSAVE comes up and tells me that the driver had to
refresh the video card because it stopped responding. Once I cancel that
message everything goes back to normal (I just maximize my game window and
continue playing).
Another problem which is possibly related to this is when I boot up my
computer after it being off for a few hours, the motherboard beeps several
times and the D-bracket diagnostic card indicates that it failed to
initialize the video card. To fix that problem, I just leave the computer on
for a while in that state, then CTRL+ALT+DEL it and it boots up normally.
Could this be a power supply problem? I have a generic 300W power supply.

Computer Stats

MSI 845PE Neo-FIS2R MB
768 MB Apacer RAM
Sapphire Radeon 9600 PRO 256 MB (latest drivers)
300 W generic PSU
80 GB IBM HD
Lite-ON DVD
SB Live! value
Windows XP SP1


Thanks!


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Old June 5th 04, 07:50 PM
Dave C.
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"Nick Z" wrote in message
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Recently I've been having problems with my video card crashing at

random
times (Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro 256 MB). For example, in the middle of the
day when nobody's doing anything on the computer or while I'm playing a

game
(EQ), the ATI utility SMARTSAVE comes up and tells me that the driver had

to
refresh the video card because it stopped responding. Once I cancel that
message everything goes back to normal (I just maximize my game window and
continue playing).
Another problem which is possibly related to this is when I boot up my
computer after it being off for a few hours, the motherboard beeps several
times and the D-bracket diagnostic card indicates that it failed to
initialize the video card. To fix that problem, I just leave the computer

on
for a while in that state, then CTRL+ALT+DEL it and it boots up normally.
Could this be a power supply problem?


It sounds like a weak power supply to me. -Dave


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Old June 6th 04, 12:29 AM
Shep©
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On Sat, 05 Jun 2004 18:39:21 GMT As another one bit the dust "Nick Z"
wrote :

Recently I've been having problems with my video card crashing at random
times (Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro 256 MB). For example, in the middle of the
day when nobody's doing anything on the computer or while I'm playing a game
(EQ), the ATI utility SMARTSAVE comes up and tells me that the driver had to
refresh the video card because it stopped responding. Once I cancel that
message everything goes back to normal (I just maximize my game window and
continue playing).
Another problem which is possibly related to this is when I boot up my
computer after it being off for a few hours, the motherboard beeps several
times and the D-bracket diagnostic card indicates that it failed to
initialize the video card. To fix that problem, I just leave the computer on
for a while in that state, then CTRL+ALT+DEL it and it boots up normally.
Could this be a power supply problem? I have a generic 300W power supply.

Computer Stats

MSI 845PE Neo-FIS2R MB
768 MB Apacer RAM
Sapphire Radeon 9600 PRO 256 MB (latest drivers)
300 W generic PSU
80 GB IBM HD
Lite-ON DVD
SB Live! value
Windows XP SP1


Thanks!


Enter the system BIOS and disable,"ALL" power management options.This
should at least eliminate the conflicts between the Hardware PM and
windows.
HTH



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