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9800GT Power Problem

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 23, 2009 6:51:41 AM

This message keeps coming up whenever I start using programs that would require my graphics card to perform:

"The Nvidia system sentinel is reporting that Nvidia-powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power.

To protect hardware from potential damage or causing a potential system lockup, the graphics processor has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operations."

I am currently using:

VGA: Gigabyte nVidia Geforce 9800GT
PSU: Seasonic M12 600W

Does anyone know what the problem may be?

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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2009 8:11:45 AM

if thats what it says, you have to asume thats the case. Your power supply isn't delivering the goods.

Some cards require more than 1 pci-e power connector to be pluged in (my 9800gtx does), make sure everything is connected correctly.

I had a 500watt psu that resulted in me getting that error a few weeks before it died. anyway you can try another psu ?
a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2009 12:52:28 PM

Seasonics are pretty good PSU's, but if the system says that you have a power problem, that's the first thing to check out.

The second thing would be the video card.