the 600w OCZ Stealthxtreme has 4 12v rails at 18Amps, they are also rated as SLI supportive PSU so it should be fine as I have personally tested 2 of these, one has a Radeon HD3870 connected with 5 case fans, 2 harddrives, an AMD X2-6400 and 2 burners and has been running strong for about 15 months, the other is running 2 8800GT's in SLI with a q9550. 2 harddrives, 1 burner in an Antec 900 case with all the fans (also 5 I believe), no problems there either. try a friends PSU that is around the same wattage to see if it starts or put card in another system to see if it's working..... PS, your motherboard is old socket A, no Pci-E? is this an AGP card? what board do you have exactly? have you updated bios? need a little more info on motherboard, use CPU-Z to get info, before actually blaming video card or PSU, look at your board for support.
PS, your motherboard is old socket A, no Pci-E? is this an AGP card? what board do you have exactly? have you updated bios? need a little more info on motherboard, use CPU-Z to get info, before actually blaming video card or PSU, look at your board for support.
I replied before your edit so I'll answer these now.
It is the PCI-E card version, I didn't know the GTX came in AGP! I know not the motherboard or bios details! Would it make a difference?
thanks, just being cautious, if your board supports Pci-E then it's probably an socket AM/AM2 board, but check to be 100% sure, but my thinking is PSU is fine, you would be using 2 12v rails for the video at about 32Amps total, there's a tool for that but anyways, you have enough power. could be your Bios settings, need to put new video card as choice in bios (primary video = pci-e, not pci/onboard or if this is set because your replacing the current card then it would possibly be a motherboard issue.
Nah, it recognises it, but it fails to display anything because it does the high pitch squeal that is the nVidia low voltage warning. now this could be a faulty PCI-E slot (the card is very big and the motherboard is very small... a compaq one)
I'll do the CPU-Z tonight, atm I have my backup card (6600 Turbo pro or something) in which is working fine.