ok......:mad: i bought the PNY one,
installed, go on the game and after about 10 minutes it freezes.
i've tried different games and the same thing happens, i've downloaded the latest drivers, unistalled, reinstalled, lowered the graphics settings, tried different drivers, tried almost everything I can think of and still it crashes.....anyone have any ideas?
my specs are:
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
The card calls for a min of a 300W power supply. You have a 400W, but that doesnt really mena it puts out 400W. You also have to factor in how many HDD,optical drives, USB devices you have plugged in that are also pulling power. I only think it might be the power supply since every game is crashing.
The only other thing I can think of is maybe you just got a faulty card, if that is the case Im sure it has some form of warranty.
Edit: While I was thinking about it and was on the subject of power supplies, many new GPU's have to be plugged in for extra power. When I say plugged in I mean by one of the cables from your power supply, not your AGP port as you already have it plugged in there. Check your card to see it it has a HDD power cable connecter, if it does it needs plugged in, if it doesnt then, well, it doesnt need plugged in.
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: bought a 650W power supply...took me about 3 hours to connect the damn thing...finally get on the computer, sounds nice and quiet....everything going well, go on a game....get past the ten minute mark....then 30 minutes....thinking YES! the bastard things finally working....run down to tell everyone....come back upstairs, the bugger has crashed....
it must be the card.....or God....i'm sure he hates me.