I just picked up my new BFG 8800gt OC and put it in my system...when windows boots up its telling the the card has be throttled back due to a lack of power....whats the deal... I am running an Antec Truepower 850watt powersupply...so I know it would be getting enough...I have 2 dvdr's, one HD and a E6750...thats everything in my system....what could the problem be?
Well I just triple checked to see if I had power to the card..and it was plugged in correctly...I dont know what the deal it..I tried taking it out and re-seating it ..... I flashed the card with the current firmware thats avaiable for it according to BFG....I was actually getting better preformance from my X1150 that this is replacing...which is actually sad....
There is a fix out for some 8800gt cards that have trouble booting properly with some makes of PS. It is a timing problem. Go to Evga's website and read about it. They have a fix for their cards, don't know if BFG has or not. The Antec is one of the PS that has a boot problem with some cards.
embowe you have tryed both pci-e ps connectors as jay2tall said!you have a warrenty through antec for at least a year,maybe even 2 year? could try one more thing before you rma to antec,and that is your video card came with power connector y cable 2 12 volt molex to 1 6 pin pci-e connector.you have nothing to lose I know it a long shot.
oh yha if you try this use 2 seperate rails.not same cable with two same molex.2 separete cables!
If I cant get it working by tomorrow..Im just going to return it for a 3870...I dont do that much gaming so I dont think I will have to worry about it...My local Microcenter has the Diamond 3870 for $199...atleast I would be saving 100 bucks..
Well...after a night of reading and trying everything that I can think of I am going to have to return the card and buy somthing else..Im thinking of a 3870...It sucks that I have to go this route but nothing else I can do