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I need help with my XFX 9800gt

By Davidoff
Aug 3, 2009
  1. i have bought an xfx 9800gt recently and i am having a problem. I play crysis warhead and i get 10-12fps average on the gamer mode. my friend says that this is not enough for my card, he owns a 9500gt. he also told me that i have to connect a six pin plug type thingy to the card from the power supply. but i could not find any place in the card for a six pin plug.i have a 230watt power supply. which is not recommended by the company. BY THE WAY, unlike the card at the nvidia website and the xfx website, it has one DVI output and one HDMI output(without adapter).Can someone tell me the origins of this card?. is the low fps due to the power supply or is my card not genuine?.I am listing my system specs below.Help please.

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHZ
    WDC Green 500gb Sata HDD
    Kingston 2+2 DDR2 ram
    XFX 9800GT
    with stock power supply 230 Watts
     
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    it is definitely because of the power supply. please change your PSU to a >500W with high Ampere on +12V rails. i just bought a 9500GT because it doesnt require the power thing.

    the technician told me, PCIE supplies average of 75W of power. im not sure of this though. and the rest of the power are supplied from power supply. so, 230W would not cut it. buy a new one which supply "pure" power of the listed Wattage. anyway are u sure 230W or 230V?

    230W is rare these days, especially running core2quad with 9800GT, its impossible.
     
  3. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    ya i thought so too...maybe the power is limited.....so if i get a power supply of 600w..would that suffice?.....and yes its 230 WATTS
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Hi David,
    have a look at this and you can see the 6 pin on the back of the card
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xfx_9800gt/2.htm. the specs call for a minimum of a 425w psu, and Nismo, yes the pcie slot will feed up to 75w of power to a card. without the 6-pin power connected the card is starved for 25-30w, as it uses about 105w at peak.
     
  5. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    this might seem funny but there is no six pin socket there...here is a picture i took of my card
     

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  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    i believe you have a low power green card there!
     
  7. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    @red1776: dude, what does a "low power green card" mean?. i am new at these things :S
     
  8. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 421

    wht he means to say is that uve been ripped off......doggy style :|
     
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  10. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    in your face "punkid" look at what red 1776 wrote^
     
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    so now the question is, will your PSU suffice?
     
  12. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 421

    well usually 'green stuff' is useless low performance crap, its the same case with ur Caviar 'Green' hard disk
     
  13. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    hey you might have to spell out some things for me...again....what is PSU?
     
  14. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 421

    Power supply unit :|
     
  15. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    oooohhhhhh..........right
     
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  17. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    ThANKS MAN.......I WILL GET A NEWER POWER SUPPLY SOON.......IF MY O- LEVEL RESULTS TURN UP GOOD.......or else..........:"bye bye pc"
     
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  19. Davidoff

    Davidoff TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Well thanks for your help....now i just have to wait till next monday, maybe i will get my 1tb hdd too :D
     
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