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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 18, 2004 7:15:30 AM

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Hi,

I recently purchased a Chaintech nVidia FX5700. I've been having issues
with my PC where I get BSOD win32k.sys or mshtml.dll errors and the PC
automatically reboots.

My Dell is a P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM and currently an nVidia GeForcceTi200. I
took the new card out.

The only thing that I can think of is that my power supply is not powerful
enough. The manual says I need a minimum 250W power supply. My Dell has a
250W power supply. Do I maybe need a more powerful one?

If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.

Thanks
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 18, 2004 7:15:31 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

"K2NNJ" <k2nnj@arrl.net> wrote in message
news:m7tAc.40579$0b.11221410@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> Hi,
>
> I recently purchased a Chaintech nVidia FX5700. I've been having issues
> with my PC where I get BSOD win32k.sys or mshtml.dll errors and the PC
> automatically reboots.
>
> My Dell is a P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM and currently an nVidia GeForcceTi200.
> I
> took the new card out.
>
> The only thing that I can think of is that my power supply is not powerful
> enough. The manual says I need a minimum 250W power supply. My Dell has
> a
> 250W power supply. Do I maybe need a more powerful one?
>
> If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
>
> Thanks
>
>

I wouldn't automatically assume that the power supply is the problem. More
likely would be the drivers for the card and/or DirectX versions......
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 18, 2004 9:39:46 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

I have DirectX 9.0b

I was using 56.72 with the new card and now the old one.


"S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "K2NNJ" <k2nnj@arrl.net> wrote in message
> news:m7tAc.40579$0b.11221410@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I recently purchased a Chaintech nVidia FX5700. I've been having issues
> > with my PC where I get BSOD win32k.sys or mshtml.dll errors and the PC
> > automatically reboots.
> >
> > My Dell is a P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM and currently an nVidia
GeForcceTi200.
> > I
> > took the new card out.
> >
> > The only thing that I can think of is that my power supply is not
powerful
> > enough. The manual says I need a minimum 250W power supply. My Dell
has
> > a
> > 250W power supply. Do I maybe need a more powerful one?
> >
> > If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
>
> I wouldn't automatically assume that the power supply is the problem.
More
> likely would be the drivers for the card and/or DirectX versions......
>
>
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Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 18, 2004 12:17:01 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"K2NNJ" <k2nnj@arrl.net> wrote in message
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>I have DirectX 9.0b
>
> I was using 56.72 with the new card and now the old one.
>
>

Crosspost slashed. No need for that.

Did you reinstall 56.72 with the new card, or just swap the cards' and let
XP find everything?
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 18, 2004 8:44:11 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I uninstalled the 56.72 driver before I removed the old card. When I
installed the new card I reinstalled the 56.72 drivers.


"S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "K2NNJ" <k2nnj@arrl.net> wrote in message
> news:CevAc.249$%06.366453@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> >I have DirectX 9.0b
> >
> > I was using 56.72 with the new card and now the old one.
> >
> >
>
> Crosspost slashed. No need for that.
>
> Did you reinstall 56.72 with the new card, or just swap the cards' and let
> XP find everything?
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2004 3:34:41 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

Yes. Dell computers are nototious for using underpowered PSU's.

--
DaveW



"K2NNJ" <k2nnj@arrl.net> wrote in message
news:m7tAc.40579$0b.11221410@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> Hi,
>
> I recently purchased a Chaintech nVidia FX5700. I've been having issues
> with my PC where I get BSOD win32k.sys or mshtml.dll errors and the PC
> automatically reboots.
>
> My Dell is a P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM and currently an nVidia GeForcceTi200.
I
> took the new card out.
>
> The only thing that I can think of is that my power supply is not powerful
> enough. The manual says I need a minimum 250W power supply. My Dell has
a
> 250W power supply. Do I maybe need a more powerful one?
>
> If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
>
> Thanks
>
>
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2004 3:34:42 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell,alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

I believe you have that completely backwards. Dell's are well-known for
underrating their power supplies, meaning if they claim 250W, they likely
put out 300+

Tom
"DaveW" <none@zero.org> wrote in message
news:l_KAc.52114$2i5.16812@attbi_s52...
> Yes. Dell computers are nototious for using underpowered PSU's.
>
> --
> DaveW
>
>
>
> "K2NNJ" <k2nnj@arrl.net> wrote in message
> news:m7tAc.40579$0b.11221410@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I recently purchased a Chaintech nVidia FX5700. I've been having issues
> > with my PC where I get BSOD win32k.sys or mshtml.dll errors and the PC
> > automatically reboots.
> >
> > My Dell is a P4 1.9GHz 512MB RDRAM and currently an nVidia
GeForcceTi200.
> I
> > took the new card out.
> >
> > The only thing that I can think of is that my power supply is not
powerful
> > enough. The manual says I need a minimum 250W power supply. My Dell
has
> a
> > 250W power supply. Do I maybe need a more powerful one?
> >
> > If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2004 3:34:42 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"DaveW" <none@zero.org> wrote in message
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> Yes. Dell computers are nototious for using underpowered PSU's.
>
> --
> DaveW
>

<snip> , <crosspost slashed again....>


Your statement should read "underRATED PSUs", meaning, they are rated below
their actual output capacity.

"nototious"?


Stew
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2004 8:21:03 AM

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No more notorious than Gateway, HP, and even IBM. They all get by with as low
of a power rating as possible while still allowing the system as configured at
the factory to run reliably. In short, there is often not much margin for error
as far as power is concerned when upgrading any name brand system.

.... Ben Myers

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 21:12:33 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote:

>
>"DaveW" <none@zero.org> wrote in message
>news:l_KAc.52114$2i5.16812@attbi_s52...
>> Yes. Dell computers are nototious for using underpowered PSU's.
>>
>> --
>> DaveW
>>
>
><snip> , <crosspost slashed again....>
>
>
>Your statement should read "underRATED PSUs", meaning, they are rated below
>their actual output capacity.
>
>"nototious"?
>
>
>Stew
>
>
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2004 10:58:05 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

But that ISN'T what Dell does. They put in a power supply that is MORE
powerful than necessary and rate it lower to provide a safety margin.
<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:40d3bec9.19053575@news.charter.net...
> No more notorious than Gateway, HP, and even IBM. They all get by with as
low
> of a power rating as possible while still allowing the system as
configured at
> the factory to run reliably. In short, there is often not much margin for
error
> as far as power is concerned when upgrading any name brand system.
>
> ... Ben Myers
>
> On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 21:12:33 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >"DaveW" <none@zero.org> wrote in message
> >news:l_KAc.52114$2i5.16812@attbi_s52...
> >> Yes. Dell computers are nototious for using underpowered PSU's.
> >>
> >> --
> >> DaveW
> >>
> >
> ><snip> , <crosspost slashed again....>
> >
> >
> >Your statement should read "underRATED PSUs", meaning, they are rated
below
> >their actual output capacity.
> >
> >"nototious"?
> >
> >
> >Stew
> >
> >
>
!