Hello all, this is my first post on these forums so be gentle I have just upgraded to a Nvidia 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card (from 7800gtx x2 in sli) and installed it today but after I booted up for the first time everything seem to boot fine but I cant get an output to my monitor so Im begining to think that maybe my motherboard might not be compatable or else my new card might be faulty (I have no way checking it), my spec is :-
I would suggest plugging a PC speaker in first in case you're like most and disconnect/remove them. Also, ensure your power connectors are fastenned correctly.
It looks like there's a few versions of that power supply with the same TG580 model name, can you confirm how many amps it can supply on rails connected to the pci-e connectors in the current configuration?
Hi praeses and thanks for the reply Im not sure of the amps but I think its 20amps to each channel @12v you can see the spec of the psu at :- http://www.chillblast.com/product.php?productid=17004&cat=163&bestseller
its the Tagan TG580-U22 I have a photo of the psu but not sure how to post it !
it also has a switch on the back which allows you to sellect a split or combined configuration if this makes any sence
Here is some spec I found on it :-
That psu is stretching it close, only 20 amps per rail. Im pushing 19 per rail, using an opty 185, and Im running damn close as well. BUT, the GTX draws ALOT more power than the GTS 320 in my rig, so it could be very likely your psu
The psu has a combined 12v max of 35amps and a total 420watts (according to the diagram on the side of the psu) so maybe it’s not quite enough power? (Grasping at straws here )
Yes both PCI-e connectors are connected and I’m not getting any beeps at all, but I am getting a post code CF if that helps?
I'd say it's enough, considering people have ran 8800GTX's with a nice Core 2 Duo system on an Earthwatts 380w no problem. Hell my 2900Pro is running on less amps and it's probably as power hungry as your GTX if not more.