Graphics card not performing high performance

By waterproof
May 29, 2009
  1. My PC specs:

    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200
    Gigabyte S-Series G31M-ES2L motherboard
    Asus EN900GT BP Video Card 512 DDR3 (NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT)
    4GB Kingston DDR2 RAM
    and I have a 550watt powersupply, I was told when I startup that my graphics card has lower its performance etc to 'low' because of my PSU, now I'm wondering, what sort of PSU do I need? I was told to get a 550watt from a noob and ended up getting the wrong one.

    Oh and I'm getting the PSU at this store, if anyone could recommend me which one I should get, thank you.
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    did you plug the 6pin power plug into the video card? looks like this
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    The 9600GT doesn't require much power at all. What 550W supply have you bought?

    And yes, make sure you have the 6-pin connector plugged into the card. Not having done so causes that message to appear.
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