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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mike09, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. mike09

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    i dont know which thread to post this in becasue it covers graphics cards, motherboards and psu's.

    now lets begin, first the good news, i got my 9500 pro today :) now the bad news. i think my psu is too weak(250watts) because when i turn on my computer the picture would flicker from normal picture to the screen saying "no video", this will happen about every 5 - 6 seconds. so i called Dell to see what i can do and she told me that my motherboard (intel billings d845bg) cant support a psu more then 250 watts. so this leaves me to either sell the card and settle with my gf2 mx400 (not) or get a new motherboard/psu. ok i need to now find a motherboard (from asus) that can support a p4 2.0 northwood with 400 bus and ddr sdram. and can someone please find me a decent power supply between 300-325 or maybe 350 watts for a good price. many thanks in advance.
     
  2. mike09

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    i was looking at motherboards and found a

    P4XP-X
    - or -
    P4B266-C

    any thoughts?
     
  3. Petros

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    Not to insult your intelligence or anything, I just don't know how familiar you are with Radeons, but did you notice the power connector at the back of your Radeon (like a floppy disk power connector) and plug it in?

    The lady working for Dell may have misguided you...if you have an ATX power supply, it shouldn't matter what wattage you get.
     
  4. mike09

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    i did connect it to the power supply.
     
  5. Petros

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    If that's the case then, your intuition on the porblem being the power supply was probably right. I recommend a Raidmax (cheap and good) or if you've got the money, an Antec or an Enermax. Cheap power supplies will shorten your computer's life.

    Have you tried unplugging other components (cd, extra hard drives, case fans) to test this theory out?
     
  6. mike09

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    ok i have the card in my case right now. now the picture right now has vertical bars that scale the entire length of the screen. there are 4 of them and they have only enough space for me to see the screen so i can type this post. i installed the knews drivers and dont know what to do now.
     
  7. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    My gf's pc has an mobo and psu from an ibm netvista a40. However, if I change the psu to a bigger one, the PC wont boot - change the psu back to the original 250w, and it boots fine. All I can think is that there is something in the psu that the motherboard links with in order to boot successfully. btw, the other psu works fine in other pcs - just not this one. So perhaps its something the companies are doing to try and get more money out of the customers in the future.


    Have you tested a different psu? If not, try borrowing one from somewhere - it might work, but then again, it might not... but it could be worth trying just to see.
     
  8. mike09

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    ok i got everything to work. but when ever i tap or move the monitor cable that goes in the card my screen gets all flucked up.
     
  9. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    sounds like you've either got a dodgy monitor cable (loose connection or wire) or the graphics card isnt fully seated or held in place correctly.