8800gt and Thermaltake Toughpower Issue

Just put toghether a new system with an evga e-geforce 8800gt superclocked, whenever I boot the system I get the nvidia sentinel message "not receiving sufficient power." So I made sure all the power cables were plugged in, and the pcie cable was securely fastened to the card, still same error. So I tried using the 2 molex to pcie adapter that came with card, still same error. So I unplugged the power to everything except the mobo, cpu, boot drive and 8800gt, still same error. Checked voltages on PSU, and they are fine. So I'm not sure what could be causing this error.

System Specs:

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P
2x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
EVGA E-Geforce 8800GT
Thermaltake Toughpower 650w (modular cables)
WinXP Pro 32-bit

Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Have you tried the VGA card in the other PCI slot? Do you also have the additional power plugged into the board? Its a power connector up near the top right part of the board where the memory goes.
  2. I think ive herd that 8800gt's don't work with thermaltake thoughpower psu's, your not the first one this happened to.


    There was a post and the guy had the same problom, and a link to a sight were it said soem 8800g'ts dont work with some toughpowers.
  3. I have a 8800gt running fine with a thermaltake toughpower 600w PSU.

    Only in XP tho but hats due to my motherboard I think.
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