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Graphics card breaking?

By Zilliak
Jun 27, 2008
  1. Heres the problem, i like playing command and conquer zero hour old game but really really fun. i have a onboard chipset Geforce 8200A lately i cant even play with 3 players on a skirmish. It just started doing this i do not know why.

    My system specs are
    Windows Xp SP3
    2GB RAM
    Sound Blaster Audigy SE
    AMD 64 X2 2.5 Ghz
    ECS ELITEGROUP GF8200A (MOBO)

    Whats weird is it just randomly started happening like it was skipping and that game should run perfectly fine on full settings so if anyone can reccomend whats going on please do?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This may be a power supply issue
     
  3. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 164

    how so? please go into detail
     
  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    can you list the specs of your powersupply, this can usually be found on the side of the powersupply


    has it always been doing this or is this new
     
  5. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 164

    this is new but my specs like what do you meen its 400w powersupply made by a company called ISO ive never heard of it i bought the case from compuzone it came with the case
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I would replace the power supply first. It just makes more sense, than anything else at this point
     
  7. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 164

    well i meen i was going to anyways but is there any other suggestions?
     
  8. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Did you try lowering graphics/resolution?

    I agree with Tmagic650, the PSU is probably to blame, since its kind of an off-brand company.
     
  9. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 164

    can you explain how a psu would affect that?
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Because your video card needs plenty of power to function properly. With intensive gaming the video card draws more power from the power supply. If it can't get enough power, the games malfunction
     
  11. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 164

    okay thank you im going to get a new power supply any reccomendations im getting this new gpu too its a geforce 9600gt
     
  12. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

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