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6800 Ultra power problem ??

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September 1, 2007 6:49:38 PM

Hi,

My 6800 ultra started to give messages about not having sufficient power, those are gone now but when i start the pc and its just on I can play games at 60 frames PS but after a while it reaced around 10 Frames PS.
I thought maybe becouse of new games my computer cant handle them so i installed a game i knew worked fine, but it had the same problem.
sometimes when my pc boots its even put my card to 128 mb ram instead of 256 so i have to put it back.

Is this still not enough power or something different ?
a b Î Nvidia
September 1, 2007 7:18:55 PM

Check and make sure any power leads are conected properly and that the card is seated properly in its slot other than that it could be any number of things ie MOBO degrading of your PSU.
How old is the pc ?
Mactronix
September 1, 2007 8:54:51 PM

Pulled the card out and put it in again and made sure that all was coneccted didnt work :( 

the pc is 1-2 years old, got a new error though ^^ i tried to reboot and the pc didnt go throug the post instead it said (voice through speakers) system failed due to cpu overclocking withs i havent done, pulled the plug out and back in and it worked again.
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September 1, 2007 9:45:10 PM

thats not what i asked :p 
September 1, 2007 10:31:36 PM

greenjedi said:
Hi,

My 6800 ultra started to give messages about not having sufficient power, those are gone now but when i start the pc and its just on I can play games at 60 frames PS but after a while it reaced around 10 Frames PS.
I thought maybe becouse of new games my computer cant handle them so i installed a game i knew worked fine, but it had the same problem.
sometimes when my pc boots its even put my card to 128 mb ram instead of 256 so i have to put it back.

Is this still not enough power or something different ?


Not enough information. PSU, CPU, MB, ram, etc. Don't write a book, but be descriptive.
September 2, 2007 12:01:10 AM

maybe your psu is crapping out. time for a new psu?


if it is than you should notice system instabilities also.
September 2, 2007 9:16:06 AM


Memory: 1022 mb ram
Proccesor: p4 3ghz
Graphic: NVIDIA geforce 6800 ultra 256 mb
Mainboard: asus p4c800-e deluxe
OS: Win XP pro sp 1
September 2, 2007 10:24:53 AM

try re setting the cmos? all so you have not included you power supply.
September 2, 2007 11:50:33 AM

cmos gives no results :( 
power suply: 650 w
September 3, 2007 6:49:59 PM

what do you guys think is it the mainboard or the gforce ?
September 3, 2007 8:07:51 PM

tell us your psu and then we can help you..it can degrade over time...tell us the 12v amps etc..
September 3, 2007 8:35:03 PM

That sucks.
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September 4, 2007 12:11:56 PM

its not the psu i thougt that at first to so i put a new one in same problem
September 8, 2007 11:37:34 AM

put a 7300gt in today same problem so its not my card :D 
so i guess the mainboard ??
September 8, 2007 2:21:49 PM

yep sounds like it. if you want to make double sure you could replace the power connectors that plug into your motherboard.
September 8, 2007 3:26:30 PM

Gotta be you PSU. If it is a 650 watt generic then it really aint 650 watt. Dont matter if its 10,000 watts if the +12v rail doesnt have enough amps it wont work right. If its not the PSU I'd say you got a virus. I really doubt the mobo is bad unless you se some bulging or leaking capacitors. Try doing a reformat if we can comfirm the PSU is good. And check the web for a new updated bios.
September 8, 2007 3:42:20 PM

Download Windows SP2 while your at it.
September 9, 2007 7:25:22 PM

OK, I have exactly the same problem, same card (Gainward GeForce 6800 Ultra Golden Sample), the problem started about 1-2 weeks ago, here are my specs:

Windows XP Media Centre Edition,
2GB PC3200 DDR400 RAM,
600W PSU,
AMD Athlon 64 3400+

I have never had problems before and do not overclock, the problem started when I added an extra 1GB RAM and changed my case, any suggestions???
September 11, 2007 10:27:46 PM

Be patient preston. People here DO have lives! *nods*

I'm no expert, but try taking out the 1gb of ram and seeing if it works.
If it does, you probably have a faulty ram or the thingy-me-jig u put it in is faulty. ALso since you've changed ur case, make sure that the connectors in ur computer are connected properly.
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