9800GT Power Problem

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 http://www.seasonic.com.tw/pdf/datasheet/01PC/SS-700-600-500HM.pdf

Does anyone know what the problem may be?
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  1. 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 ?
  2. 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.
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