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Inno3D 8600 series

By rogue12
Jan 25, 2008
  1. Hi, i recently purchased a Inno3D 8600 series 512mb ddr2 agp graphics card (graphics by nvidia), ive tried installing following per instructions, (removing all drivers, disabling old intergrated card etc..) but it will just bsod all the time so iahd to revert back to my old ati radeon 200xpress intergrated card.

    i think though i may have found the issue and that the new gpu needs supplementry power through a cable connected to psu i think, but my psu is FSP 300-60THA(1) only 300 wats with no such connector, and also i think to why it bsod too is that the card has not enough power from the psu. im guessing good gpu like this would need lot more than 300wats, my rail say +12v -14amps, so my question would getting a new psu say 400-500 watts and then being able to connect up to the gpu with the a new psu with more amps fix this issue im having with the new gpu.

    thanks for any help.

    i ahve 2x 1gb ram kingston 667mhz
    intel pentium 4 3.06ghz (support hyperthreading)
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I'd say definately yes.

    Purchase a new power supply, 550 Watt even (this can create a big debate!)

    But lets just say the answer is yes replace PSU with bigger wattage.
     
  3. rogue12

    rogue12 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    thanks kim, would a new psu be compatible with my system i have a Acer Power F5 , but its oem bundled with xp pro sp2 and the hardware that came with it, so not a custom job.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes

    There may be other replies, but all good power supplies will work

    By the way you said it has the hardware that came with it. Did it come with 2x 1gb ram ? Extra ram requires extra PSU power.
     
  5. rogue12

    rogue12 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    nope i put in better ram and more, as it didnt come with much when i bought it. so whats psu watts should i go for if the ram uses more power?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Component...............................Requirement
    AGP Video Card.........................30W – 50W
    PCI Express Video......................100W – 225W
    Average PCI Card.......................5W – 10W
    DVD/CD....................................20W – 30W
    Hard Drive................................15W – 30W
    Case/CPU Fans..........................3W (ea.)
    Motherboard (w/o CPU or RAM).....50W – 100W
    RAM........................................15W per 1GB
    Pentium III Processor..................40W
    Pentium 4 Processor...................80W – 125W
    AMD Athlon Processor.................80W – 125W

    For overall power supply wattage, add the requirement for each device in your system, then multiply by 1.5

    The multiplier takes into account that today’s systems draw disproportionally on the +12V output.
    Furthermore, power supplies are more efficient and reliable when loaded to 30% - 70% of maximum capacity.

    Therefore on a basic system

    PCI-E + PCI Card + DVD+ HDD+Fan+Fan+M/b+Ram+Ram+P4 X 1.5 @ ~50% capacity
    225+10+30+30+3+3+100+15+15+125 = 556Watts maximum X 1.5 @ ~50% capacity

    = 417Watts

    My recommendation is 500Watt + (as this takes everything into account)
     
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