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monitor turns off with 8800 gt after some gaming

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 28, 2008 1:28:28 PM

i have 8800 gt 512 mb card
till last month the card worked fine could play anything and the temperatures were used to be near 80-85 deg cel range...
from last week whenever i play any game like doom 3 (in ultra setting 1152x864) or medal of honour arbourne or rainbow six vegas the monitor turns off after some time of gameplay.....
i checked the temerature which was same as before 80-85 range ....
this didnt use to happen earlier while playing any game ....
is the card gone????

my sys specs are
intel p 4 3 gig processor
intel 915 gav mb
2 gb ram
400 w power supply
160 gig hdd

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April 28, 2008 1:31:29 PM

Lets start with this... you should troubleshoot the following

Swap power supplies first
Swap video cards next

Between the two you should find the culprit.
April 28, 2008 1:34:31 PM

could my power supply be mal functioning...
how much watts power should be good for my rig
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April 28, 2008 1:47:08 PM

Well correct me if I'm wrong but here is what I see.

You have a computer that is about 4~5 years old. You upgraded the video card. Now your video card cuts out after playing for a bit?

That right?

Your power supply is just too old, from the 400w starting max load and factor in capacitor aging and the amount of hours on it... i would say that there is a high likely hood of your power supply just not being able to supply the power necessary.
April 28, 2008 7:14:45 PM

okie will check out the power supply and replace it iwth a 500 w and see..