Graphic Card and Dell

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by disavowed, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. disavowed

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    I am having some serious issues with my new ATI 9500 Pro and my Dell Demension 4400. I upgraded to this card from a GF2. With the new cad in I get a Hard drive write error and rebbot every time. But with the old card it works good. The card works in my sons computer just fine. Please HELP!!!
    Here are some specs:
    DIMENSION 4400,P4,2.4GHZ,MMT,PREM SND

    1GB DDR SDRAM AT 266MHZ,TIED

    DELL ENHANCED QUIET KEY KEYBOARD,MG,TIED

    80GB 7200 RPM ULTRA ATA,43/8200,WD,FACT

    WIN XP PRO,ENG,DIM,TIED

    10/100 PCI FAST ETHERNET NIC,CNET,DIM

    V.92/56K TELEPHONY WIN MODEM,SND,TIED

    40X/10X/40X CD-RW DRIVE

    SOUNDBLASTER LIVE 1024 VOICES,DIM,FACT

    Thanks guys!!
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    do you have an idea of how big your power supply unit is ?
     
  3. disavowed

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    It is a 300W power supply
     
  4. Petros

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    Do you have the power cord plugged into the video card? And I think I know where you're going, Sazar. Power balance problems could make your hard drive do that.
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well reason I asked is dell does not put in huge psu's in itsa system... they are very good psu's but they are not designed with peak RMS listed as many others... but rather minimum sustainable power... however when they say things like 200 or 300W... dell is generally conservative...

    300 should be well sustainable... if there is a problem.. is it possible for you to put down here what nature the error is?

    is it IRQ related ? post as much detail as you can concerning that... cheers :)

    also check and see if the HDD and vid card are on the same line... if it is.... see if there is a separate connector and use that...

    :cool: