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XFX 8600GT XXX & My PC

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October 17, 2007 10:44:53 PM

Hello everyone,

My girlfriend currently owns a Emachines T5212 with the following specs:

-Intel® Pentium® D Processor 805
-ATI Radeon® Xpress 200
-2GB PC4200
-200GB (7200rpm, 2MB cache)
-Power Supply 300W

I recently added a XFX Geforce 8600GT XXX Edition (Drivers 163.71)

I almost pinpointed the problem, when i set "hardware acceleration" to -NONE- , i can watch movies just fine, but i cannot play games. But when i set "hardware acceleration" to -FULL- i can play games perfectly fine but i cannot watch movies. (i can hear the movie playing in "FULL setting" but i cannot see it)

I was wondering if my computers power supply had anything to do with this ?

anybody that can help me please.

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October 18, 2007 12:26:17 AM

I'm not sure why the hardware acceleration would affect it (everything should work on full) the power supply probably doesn't have enough amps on the 12V rail, a common problem. Check that on the PSU's label.
Another thing, the XXX versions are overclocked which would make even more power draw.
October 18, 2007 12:41:32 AM

what was your previous card? or was the Xpress integrated?
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October 18, 2007 1:39:36 AM

starcraftfanatic said:
what was your previous card? or was the Xpress integrated?


yes it was the ati xpress 200 integrated.
October 18, 2007 1:50:11 AM

nitrous9200 said:
I'm not sure why the hardware acceleration would affect it (everything should work on full) the power supply probably doesn't have enough amps on the 12V rail, a common problem. Check that on the PSU's label.
Another thing, the XXX versions are overclocked which would make even more power draw.


how many Amps should it have on a power supply ?

i am currently looking at this one: http://www.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=78&pPath=510&productID=512
October 18, 2007 1:51:41 AM

I think it might be the integrated graphics. You should be able to disable it within the BIOS. Either that or it's the power supply. I can say without doubt though that it is one of those two things.
October 18, 2007 2:04:03 AM

ive had a very similar problem were changing the hardware accelaration make movies/games work or not work..to get em both working i updated codecs..might not be it but worth a try...also both worked fine before upgrading gfx cards
October 18, 2007 2:05:41 AM

bob360 said:
ive had a very similar problem were changing the hardware accelaration make movies/games work or not work..to get em both working i updated codecs..might not be it but worth a try...also both worked fine before upgrading gfx cards


what codecs do i need to download, and where can i download them from ?

October 18, 2007 8:09:32 PM

bob360 said:
i think these are the ones i have

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Codec_Pack_All_in_1...


Ok well today i went out to buy a 600Watt power supply, the problem continued, so i went ahead and replaced the card with a new one and still the problem continued, after that i updated BIOS and chipset drivers and it still continued.

The problem lies in the 163.71 Drivers, i know this because i installed OLD drivers that came with the video card (158.19A) and everything worked fine.

I want to thank everyone who helped.
!