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Xfx Geforce 6800 Xtreme Problems


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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:04 PM

I 've been trying to install above said card to no avail. It's a AGP 4x/8x compatible card as is my mobo.
I noticed when puttin it in that there was just a smidgen of the cards slot sticking out. The manual says it needs a minium of 300W power supply. That's what I have. so is it a mobo proble or a power supply problem?

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:30 PM

So what is the main problem - it does not fit, or that it won't operate?

If it is that it won't operate, it may be that your PSU has insufficient Amps to run the card. If the PSU came with a brandname PC (ie. HP, Compaq, Acer, Emachines, Dell etc), chances are it is relatively low quality. Check your Amp rating on the PSU (there should be a panel that says somewhere the Volts and Amps etc) and make sure it is at least 15 - 18Amp....
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:48 PM

When I looked at Tigerdirect it said it needed 450 Watss, but Watts mean nothing. Make sure your 21Volt rail has like...around 20+ Amps for that card, and if it's AGP Im pretty sure it'll need an externel card since it's a cheap low end card. And the XFX website doesn't post what type of power supply is needed.

If there's a indenpendant computer place you should be able to go in and maybe spend a few dollars to test out a diffirent power supply.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:05 AM

What he said!
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:40 AM

how funny. I just bought a 430W I havent checked the ampage never thoguht to. Ill check back in a couple of hours when my bro gets off the compuer.

I checked the Amps on the new PSU (I've concluded it's not DOA since I didnt even have it hooked up correctly... lol) it says.

+3.3V@20A, +5V@30A etc.etc

Edited by mooniniteman, 11 August 2006 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:16 PM

Ok I got the PC up and running with the new PSU. I put in the GPU and nothing. the fan wouldn't run, no signal on screen. I had to put the old card back in. what's the deal?

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:31 PM

List everything on the little table on the PSU, all the volts, amps and wattages.. It is what say what the PSU actually can do. It is the thing to look at when buying a PSU, the total wattage isn't as important.

A basic guide to the PSU label.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:58 PM

ATX
Maximum Power 430W
Fans 2
PFC No
Main Connector 20+4-Pin
Dual +12V No
SLI Support No
Modular Cabling Support No
Hold-up Time 16ms min.
Efficiency > = 65%
Over Voltage Protection +5V trip point < +7.0V, +3.3V trip point < +4.5V, +12V trip point < +15.6V
Input Voltage 115/230 V
Input Frequency Range 47 - 63Hz
Input Current 9A @ 115V, 5A @ 230V
Output +3.3V@20A, +5V@30A, +12V@18A, -5V@0.5A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2A


is that what ur looking for?

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 03:11 PM

I'm looking for this type of label:
Posted Image
But looking at the details you've supplied, the PSU looks like crap. What is it?
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 04:18 PM

Thermaltake TR2

should Iget another one? lol

I cant make a table but ill type it as it looks

DC OUTPUT
+3.3V +5V +12V -5V -12V +5VSB

28A 30A 18A 0.5A 0.8A 2A



THAT'S HOW IT LOOKS ON THE SIDE OF THE PSU woops caps lock was on lol

Edited by mooniniteman, 11 August 2006 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2006 - 04:53 PM

Thermaltake is not bad. I wouldn't really call them good either but maybe good enough.

That is an entry level PSU but I should think it would be enough for your machine, since the Xfx Geforce 6800 Xtreme isn't a powerful hungry graphics card.
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#12 mooniniteman

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 05:15 PM

well it's not getting any power. Is it DOA? ths is my mobo. from what I understand they are compatible.


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Edited by mooniniteman, 11 August 2006 - 05:18 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2006 - 02:06 AM

Huh, huh? I'm a bit confused here. I thought wattage was something to do with the Amps times the voltage?
Because my Bestec has the same specs as his do, but with 19Amps on the 12V rail, but mine only comes out to 300Watts?
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:51 AM

Yes, wattage is amps times voltage.

So mooniniteman's output looks like this:
3.3*20=66
5*30=150
12*18=216
5*0.8=2.5
12*0.8=9.6
5*2=10
----------------
=454.1W

But a PSU can never output max load of every rail at the same time which leads the max combined output to be lower. Thermaltake has put it at 430W which probably is close to the truth. It should at least give over 400W since it isn't too crappy a PSU.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 05:52 PM

so then why doesnt my GPU work? Apparently it's not a power issue. is it DOA? Maybe it's a motherborad thing. The part of the card that goes into th AGP slot (idk what its called) sticks out maybe a 2-3mm
is that why? Be generous with information, im still learning lol




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