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Graphics problem

Hidbigan

FPCH New Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
2
Location
Portsmouth, UK
#1
Hi everybody,

Problem: I inadvertantly left my PC on standby for 3 days. Whenever I boot the machine up I receive a message stating that the graphis system sentinel has found that the graphics processor is not receiving enough power. It has therefore lowered the power output of the processor in order to protect the machine. Now whenever my son plays his online game the graphics crash with a vertical display of colomns of multicoloured squiggly lines.

Does anyone know how to get the graphics card processor to operate at its full power?? Windows XP with NVidia 6800 Ultra graphics card.

Much appreciated.
 

Jamey

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
Messages
333
Location
Telford, UK
#2
Hm, it sounds like your graphics card could possibly be damaged. Has it got a separate 4-pin molex power connector on it? If so, you may need to plug in one of your power supply's connectors into it. Otherwise, I've done a bit of Googling on the matter and it seems like either your graphics card is on its way out or you need a PSU (power supply) upgrade.

To find out the wattage of your PSU, turn your machine off, unplug it and take the side panel off. It will be written on the sticker on the side of the PSU (the box where the power cable goes in). Post the wattage (e.g. 300W, 400W) back here.
 

Hidbigan

FPCH New Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
2
Location
Portsmouth, UK
#3
Hi Jamey,

thanks for the swift reply. :)

There is no seperate 4 pin molex power connector. The wattage of my PSU is 350 watts total combined.

The graphics seem fine most of the time, but crash only now and again. Just seems a bit of a coincidence that the machine was on standby for so long, rather than completley shut done.


Cheers