Hi Ive just recently hooked up my mates computer with a new power supply as his old raidmax supply died. We believe it was to weak for the 9800gtx+ (ran for 6 months before dying). The new supply should be plenty.
Have hooked up the 2x pci=e 6pin connectors to the card. These should each have 18a across them equalling 36a right? The card requires 24a and minimum 450w psu. The rest of the set up involves:
1x 500gb sata 7200rpm
1x cd/dvd writer
Intel E8400 - stock clock
2x 2gb g.skill pc8500 memory
3x Case Fans
Vista Home Premium 32bit
Still think the supply ashould be plenty of power.
Was wondering if anyone could shed some light on why a message pops up telling us that the card may be underpowered and as a result the performance will be reduced to be safe. Have I connected it right?
it is a p5n-d mobo. Not sure if this is like that or not? how could that cause this problem? it was working fine with old supply until it died. the old supply was a 500w raidmax. the pci-e 6pin connectors have an extra 2pin connector that comes off it what is this for?
This is weird. It would appear that one of the 6pin plugs may not be working correctly. That's the only thing I think it could be now. I'll take a look at it today and see how I go. Thanks for the help so far.