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graphics card problems

By neild79
Jul 9, 2006
  1. ive just bought a nvidia 6600le 256mb ddr agp8x graphics accelerator with free chronicles of riddick game.. ive fitted the card + installed the drivers, but when i install the game it only gets half way through. when i reboot it has only been half installed... my specs are: amd athlon 64 3000+ 2ghz, 256mb ddr pc3200 ram, asrock k8vm800 mother board. any help is appreciated.
     
  2. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 405

    Hello
    please explain half installed, do you mean that you have to keep the disk in the drive for the game to run properly? or is it a demo that will only let you play for a certain length of time?
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Do you get a specific error message??
     
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058

    Sounds like his new graphic card is taking more power then his PSU can handel.

    What brand is it? How many amps are on the 12volt rail?


    Look on the little sticker on the psu.
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    It could be that, but a 6600LE isn't a power-hungry graphics card.
    But still, check what Crossfire said.
     
  6. neild79

    neild79 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 84

    it doesnt let me play the game at all. if i run the disk after my pc reboots, launch game should be lit up but it isnt. i have to install again + the same thing happens. if i search program files i find only half the files required.
     
  7. neild79

    neild79 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 84

    my graphics card is nvidia 6600le graphics accelerator, my psu is fire power + max power is 400w
     
  8. neild79

    neild79 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 84

    no, it only installs half the files. when i reboot if i ssearch programs + files i only find half the files needed.
     
  9. neild79

    neild79 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 84

    my psu is fire power. max power is 400w. graphics card: nvidia 6600le 256mb ddr agp8x

    Try using the edit button rather than posting several different replies to yourself. Thanks.
     
  10. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 405

    If all other apps and games on your pc works ok then you should check the disc on another computer. also check the system requirements for the game.
    It might require some sort of acceleration or technology that your graphics card does not support.
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Can you tell us how many amps it pumps on the +12V rail or rails?
    You can find that info looking at the sticker attached to the PSU.
     
     
  12. neild79

    neild79 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 84

    can psu handle nvidia geforce 6600le?

    on the sticker on my psu, under the +12v it says 15w. but would it be enough to run my 6600le graphics accelerator, 256mb, ddr, agp8x
     
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    I think you mean 15 amps :)

    That's a little low, the recommended amps for the 12V rail are at least 24 A for good, stable operation.
    If you plan to upgrade your PC, 15 Amps aren't enough for a modern system, especially the 7600GT you want.
     
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