constant vpu recover

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by wozza, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. wozza

    wozza OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi i recently bought a few upgrades to my computer. This inclues a ati radeon x850xt pe pci-e. After putting together my computer i find everything working perfectly. However after installing drivers for my new graphics card, i constantly get vpu recover messages and sometimes a automatic reboot. I have tried old and new drivers from both ati and omega but it does not solve the problem.

    please help. thx
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    is it OC'd?

    sound slike it is gettng hot to me - what about taking side off your case and directing a fan there? Let us know if you have any temp readouts too....

    Be a shame if you are stuck with a bad GFX card, what says others?
     
  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Turn off that option and see how things run in the cp there is a way to remove that feature I thing I remember from my ATI days .
     
  4. wozza

    wozza OSNN One Post Wonder

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    no its not oc'd the temp is running at about 30-35c. I cannot turn off the option because when i do all i get is the blue screen and a reboot.
     
  5. Temperal

    Temperal OSNN Junior Addict

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    Power supply?
     
  6. wozza

    wozza OSNN One Post Wonder

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    could be i am gonna head over to a mates house and try his power supply.but mine should be fine its 450w. i'll keep you guys posted any other suggestions?
     
  7. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    It is not the wattage rating that matters it is the +12V amperage for any newer system.

    With an 850XT you need dual +12V rails rated at 17A each or higher. It should say ATX 2.01 or 2.01 on the power supply if it has dual +12V rails.
     
  8. wozza

    wozza OSNN One Post Wonder

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    oh thx in that case i will get a new power supply as mine has only a single +12v putting out 20A.