Over the last year or so I have been getting the following message every now and again on my pc
"The NVIDIA System Sentinel is reporting that the NVIDIA powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power.
To protect your hardware from potential damage or causing a potential system lockup, the graphics processor has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operations"
I click on OK and can then carry on as usual until it pops up again.
Over the last few weeks the message is popping up more and more frequently. Today my daugher tried to play on The Sims2 but couldn't as every few seconds the screen was minimising and this message was being displayed. She has previously played this game for hours without any problems.
My PC is about 6 years old, was bought from Mesh Computers
AMD Athlon 64 Processor
2.00 GHz 1.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX5900XT
I have had problems several times with the power supply fan (a Mesh engineer came out to replace it when it was about 2 years old).
A couple of times over the last month I have also had an error message about the CPU overheating.
I do not really have any knowledge about the "insides" of my pc and I have no instruction manual for the graphics card to help me.