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Inno3D Geforce 6800GT AGP major problem...

By Cyrus79
Dec 7, 2005
  1. Hi those in the know,

    I recently had to replace an MSI X800XT 256mb AGP because it died slowly. I have now got an Inno3D Geforce 6800GT 256mb AGP, this lasted all of about 10 minutes and now basically kills my PC.

    The symptons are:

    In a 3D environment the graphics completely distort and system locks up.

    In a 2D windows environment the screen will become all speckled and again lock up, this also happens in a DOS environment with loads of white dots appearing.

    I am now forced to use my old Sapphire ATI RADEON 9600XT which has never given me any problems whatsoever, and still isn't.

    I am wondering that since the latter graphics cards that I have used briefly use external power from the PSU, that might be blowing them, but then wouldn't it blow everything if it was faulty?


    My system specs are:
    PSU: 450W
    Mobo: Asus A7N8X2.0
    AMD Athlon 2500XP
    1GB PC3200 400MHz
    2 x 80GB Hard Drive
    1 x DVD ROM
    1 x DVD ReWriter
    Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600XT which works fine.
    WinXP Home SP2

    My PSU specs are:

    It's Jeantech Model: JN120F-450-AP.

    Voltage:

    115V ~ - 230V ~ (it'll be the 230V since I'm in the UK)
    +3.3v = 30A (250W)
    +5v = 45A (250W)
    +12v = 22A (264W)
    Max overall = 423W

    Current:

    -5v = 0.5A, 5W
    -12v = 1A, 12W
    +5V = 2.5A, 12.5W

    If anyone can offer any suggestions before I RMA yet another graphics card to Ebuyer please let me know.

    Thanks,

    A really annoyed Cyrus79.
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Ive never heard of that brand. High end video cards need alot of quality, steady current. You might want to look into getting a better PS like an Antec or Enermax.
     
  3. Cyrus79

    Cyrus79 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    It was quite an expensive PSU (compared to the others in the shop) at the time I brought it.

    Here's a link to the PSU:

    http://www.jeantech.com/450.htm
     
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