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Video Card problem

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#1 roffles92


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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:23 PM

I just recently had a nVidia geForce 7900 GS with a 530 watt psu where I got 100 FPS in counter-strike constant. There were occasional times that my game would freeze and my computer would shut down. I just put in a 750w psu and a gefroce 8800 GT. But now when i load counter-strike, i get 75 fps without even joining a server. Yes, i did get the updated drivers and those two items were brand new. Any reason why my video card isn't performing the way it should?

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#2 fairjoeblue


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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

You don't say what brands/models the power supplies are but having a higher wattage rating doesn't neccessarily make the 750w psu better.
When it comes to PSU's there is a lot more involved then just the wattage rating.

Unless the old PSU is faulty put it back in & see if the problem improves.

nVidia shows a 400W or up PSU is needed for the 8800 GT so your 530W PSU should handle it & possibly supply enough power where it's needed.
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