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How do i find out how much of my psu is being used with geforce 6800?

By tyleronline
Sep 11, 2005
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  1. Merc14

    Merc14 Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    Tyler-

    LOL. No it isn't. The JPGs were very informative. Good luck , though, and any airflow will help.
  2. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    FastWrites is suppose to let your video card write faster to the CPU. Supposedly eliminating some of the bandwidth limitation. Though fastwrites only gives about a .8% increase in performance in most cases. FastWrites is also known to cause many irritating problems.

    You can wait say 2hrs i shall have disabled fast write n tested a game ( i'm currently at work )

    :hotouch:
  3. tyleronline

    tyleronline Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 93

    Thanks for the info let me know how it goes! regards
  4. tyleronline

    tyleronline Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 93

    I cant find the disable fastwrite option in the Riva Tuner :eek: .can anyone help?Thanks
  5. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    i found the disabled Fast writes. but i dont fink it worked.

    Click the Power users tab
    then look in the list of stuff. something tht has
    AGP as the last word.

    riva/AGP

    near the middle of the list. when u expaned the list you'll see something that says AGPFW. i fink thats it.

    But anyway it didnt work for me or i wasn't to sure how to disable fast writes.
    My G-card was over heating just. stupid card :^) :knock: Puts me of Nvidia Should of stuck with Ati.

    I tested my cooling by put House fan point in to open case gaming for 40mins+ without freeze'n :) Should try that if you have house fan simple way to check for over heating with out spend/wasting money and being wrong. if you over heat then spend some money on http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=120565&CatId=804

    I order one hoping it will work should have it tomarrow (wednesday) i'll put it in an let you.

    Hate Nvidia.

    [​IMG] best cooling ever lmao :angel:
  6. tyleronline

    tyleronline Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 93

    O.K thanks joemailey.Good luck with the fan.let me know how it goes!I have a few problems with my new stuff.I bought the thermaltake butterfly and the artic cooler 5 and a vantec stealth case fan.
    1.I installed the butterfly psu but when i started it up the cpu fan doesnt work.im not sure whether i have connected it right. there is a three pin female connector coming from it and im not sure where this goes?

    2.My next problem is the arctic cooler i bought.i attached the cooler to my graphics card but there is a two pin power lead coming from the the cooler which i think is meant to be attached to the graphics card.but the two pin connector doesnt fit into the cards two pin female slot. so when i start my pc the gpu cooler fan doesnt spin!

    3.My third problem is the vantec case fan it fits onto the screws for the grill at the back of my case but then it comes with screws aswell but these dont do anything to attach it to the case.Do i take the grills screws out and screw the fan to the case fro the inside or the outside?
    If anybody can help please do! where are you merc14?regards
  7. tyleronline

    tyleronline Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 93

    1. O.K I plugged the three pin lead into the motherboard and this seems to have sorted out the cpu fan.Im not sure if this is right but it seems to work.

    2. I have now plugged the two pin connector coming from the arctic cooler into the two pin adapter from the psu and this seems to wotk the fan now.Again im not sure if this is right but it works.

    3. The vantec fan i bought- there is only on eplace i can see to plug this into and that is the motherboard.but the wire isnt long enough to reach to the gril on the back of the case.any suggestions? is this even the right place to plug it in?

    Finally i tested a game and the same problem still happens.it runs fine for about twenty minutes and then it crashes completely and makes a constant beeping sound! this is driving my crazy.especially as i justy bought all ythe new stuff and still have the same problem.The temperature seemed fine the Gpu was about 35 and the Cpu was about 45 so i dont think its the temperature.Any ideas? thanks
  8. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    ok. For temperature i would always leave to last because if it is the temperature it will cost you money.

    From the looks of things. Your PSU is 320w.
    Now i have been reading up on some stuff. On few different places. Alot of people seem to have told me that some manufactures are putting the minium requirements up to likes of a 400w PSU.

    So you could try more power. althou some sites have tested 350w psu's on high end systems with 6800GT and they dont even use anywhere near the amount the a 350w psu could deal with.

    to me i classing the nvidia 6 series. worst cards ever. everyone is having problems with them. i think i should have stuck with Ati.
  9. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

  10. Merc14

    Merc14 Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    1. O.K I plugged the three pin lead into the motherboard and this seems to have sorted out the cpu fan.Im not sure if this is right but it seems to work.

    >The three pin plug must be in the three pin socket next to the CPU itself so that fan RPM is available to BIOS. It sounds like you did this correctly but when you boot up go into BIOS and check CPU Fan RPM in the hardware section. DId you use a thermal paste between the HSF and the CPU?

    2. I have now plugged the two pin connector coming from the arctic cooler into the two pin adapter from the psu and this seems to wotk the fan now.Again im not sure if this is right but it works.

    > I assume this is an adapter that came with the Arctis Cooler. Did you use an thermal paste between the GPU and Arctic Cooler?

    3. The vantec fan i bought- there is only one place i can see to plug this into and that is the motherboard.but the wire isnt long enough to reach to the gril on the back of the case.any suggestions? is this even the right place to plug it in?

    > Some fans come with this connector so that the fan can be plugged into the mobo and read in BIOS and controlled by a mobo program such as Cool & Quiet. It should hav had an adapter packaged withit so you can plug it into a regular 4 pin power lead. If not try anfd order one if possible (try coolerguys.com) or just go to the local PC Store and get a cheap fan with the correct plug. They're only like $5.

    Finally i tested a game and the same problem still happens.it runs fine for about twenty minutes and then it crashes completely and makes a constant beeping sound! this is driving my crazy.especially as i justy bought all ythe new stuff and still have the same problem.The temperature seemed fine the Gpu was about 35 and the Cpu was about 45 so i dont think its the temperature.Any ideas? thanks

    >OK those temps sound A LOT better and are within the good to great range! Since your readings are all good then I'll assume my above questions are rhetorical but just let me know that you used a thermal paste anyways.

    What kind of beeping are you hearing? At this site you can read what various BIOS beeps make. This link goes to the Award BIOS section but there are other BIOS maker codes in there just check your BIOS maker when you boot up. http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htmI realize that it is a little frustrating but you solved a HUGE problem by getting the temps down to normal levels. If you hadn't resolved that problem you were due for a catastrophic system failure. Now you can move on to whatever other issues there are.

    Remember that roubleshootimng can be several levels deep. Solve one really bad problem so you can see a couple of smaller problems. Therre may very well be a power issue (read my post on the first page about where your PSU is on the capability scale) First let me know what the beeps mean, in your best estimation, from that web page.
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  11. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    I figured out how to turn Fastwrites of in riva tuner.

    [​IMG]

    If you check out the picture. were it says Target adaptor.

    click the small button were it says Customize you'll get something simliar to the the image there with the Video card adaptor and then 4 screens icons.

    Click the Adaptor icon.

    It should show up a different screen an will have 3 options 1 of those will say agp fastwrites . (are something like that i cant remember the exact things because i'm in work an can't check)

    then just select off from the drop down list to turn them off.

    fast writes doesn't make to much of a difference. To the speed etc. of your card. i turned mine of didnt realli notice a different.

    think it just took 30points of my score in 3d mark 05 lol. no biggie.
     
  12. tyleronline

    tyleronline Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 93

    Yeah i tried that i think mine came out about 290 Watts,but I have upgraded the PSU anyways.I got the thermaltake butterfly now (480w).So this should be plenty.I shall try using Riva tuner again.Thanks
  13. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    give some feed back when u tested riva tuner. would like to hear the final out come if you do end up getting it to work :giddy:

    :evil: really annoying having them problems like same as mine due to over heating but its sorted with big fan for now until other stuff arrives.

    new toys that don't work proper suck :dead:
  14. Merc14

    Merc14 Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    Tyler-
    I misuderstood what you wrote. Sorry, I didn't realize that the Butterfly was a PSU, I thought it was a HSF for the CPU. You kept interchanging CPU, PSU and GPU and I got a little confused. I would guess the 3 pin PSU plug is for a temperature/fan-RPM readout. DO NOT plug that into the CPU fan slot, that is for the CPU fan only.

    So if your temps are good and your power is now at 480 watts then there is another problem, possibly the memory by what your beep codes sound like. Have you looked at the BIOS code page yet?
  15. tyleronline

    tyleronline Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 93

    merc14-
    i have the three pin wire coming from the CPU fan going into my motherboard and i have the two pin wire from my graphics card cooler going into my power supply.I hope thats all ok? have not had toime to check the beep codes yet, will do that tonight and get back to you.In response to your previous questions i did apply the thermal paste provided with the arctic cooler onto my graphics card over the GPU. I shall see if i can find an adapter for the case fan so that i can power it from my PSU.regards

    joemailey-
    Thanks will try disabling fastwrites tonight and get back to you.regards
  16. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    The PCI fan thingy i mentioned i was getting arrived today.

    Seemed to do the trick for my over heating problem.Althou my case is stil very hot lol cpu got to 70*C during counter strike source. case going to about the same :dead: but g-card staying ok as far as i no. i have 1 hell of a crazy system tht needs a hell of a new case asap:)
  17. Merc14

    Merc14 Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    Tyler-
    Those connections sound right to me. Just didn't want to confuse you with my earlier post. Those beeps sound like a memory problem. You can test your RAM with a free utility called memtest86. It is downloadable at http://www.memtest86.com/ . Basically you make a bootable floppy and then install the memtest86 onto it. Then set your boot order in BIOS to boot from the floppy drive first. Insert the floppy, restart and the PC will boot from the floppy and memtest86 will start to run. Let it run for a couple hours and you should see zero errors. if you don't have a floppy drive you can use a bootable CD (instructions on site).
  18. tyleronline

    tyleronline Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 93

    merc14- went to the beepcode website (Your link didnt work for me).If my computers bios is AMI then wouldthis be the right link for it. i cant see my beep code there as mine is just one long eternal beep! I shall try the Memtest aswell but I dont have a floppy drive so will have to try the c.d one. Thanks

    joemailey- I am testing the fastwrites theory now! will get back to you soon.Regards
  19. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    i don't no what you mean by 1 long etrenal beep but on that site with the link you provided. it says

    1 long = POST has passed all tests

    providing it goes beeeeeeeeeeeeeppppppppppppppppppppp

    then stops n goes to windows loading screen i gues you PC be fine.

    If it was serias beep you shouldnt be able to access you pc at all should fail during the post test (the test it does once you turn pc on.). it should stop there.

    I'd say your mother board be fine.
  20. tyleronline

    tyleronline Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 93

    The beep sound i get is not on the bios it is during gameplay.my pc loads up fine.i will start to play a game and then after about ten-twenty minutes the game screen will freeze and so will the mouse and i will hear a beep sound which doesnt stop it is continious, it never changes in pitch or pauses. this goes on until i turn the power off or reset on the front of the pc. thats why i wasnt sure whether the bios codes were relevant because the pc starts up fine.thanks
  21. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    i can located the problem.

    i be 100% sure about this after few answers.

    1 do you have anything monitoring your system temp. processor, graphics card ?

    if so i would put 100% that you are stll over heating somewhere from earlier posts i would say it would be your graphics card hitting a certian temp. and then the warning would be a beeping noise to tell you.
    "look listen your over heating me here."

    My 6600 doesnt have temp monitor. so i no the 6800gt does what is the limit for max temp. maybe that is causing the beep.

    Are you sure you have fitted the cooler etc. n that the fan is working on the GPU?

    because you sound like you hitting max temp limit which is were the beeping is coming from.
  22. Merc14

    Merc14 Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    Tyler-
    You're correct, that isn't a BIOS beep code but a sysfailure code. That beep is usually related to CPU failure due to overheating. Can you load motherboard monitor (free download utility) and then run a CPU intensive program like SuperPI and watch the CPU temps up until the failure/beep. Run it while watching the CPU temp on motherboard monitor and see if there is a correlation.
  23. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    100% cpu over heating problem.


    what CPU cooling do you have at the min? normal retail heatsink n fan. or have you got something new for it.

    (sorry if you answer this already.)

    get mother board monitor but i dont see the sense in running any tests as it is you CPU over heating.

    dont have to think twice bout it. you need some serious cooling for cpu.

    Althou i cant talk because my CPU reaches 75-80*C during counter strike source. Sits at about 50-60 when doing nothing lmao
  24. tyleronline

    tyleronline Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 93

    joemailey-I monitor the Gpu temperaturer using everest. This also gives me the Cpu temperatures and fan speeds etc. the software that came with the graphics card also gives me a Gpu temperature and an option to alert me when the gpu overheats. the fan on the arctic cooler for the Gpu is definetly working.
    merc14- could you tell me how to get the motherboard monitor and super pi programs and how to use them.could i use everest to monitor my Cpu temperature and run this super pi progrsam to test it? thanks
  25. joemailey

    joemailey Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

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