PC doesn't like PCI Cards

By silent_bob84
May 28, 2006
  1. Hi I've just built a new system:

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Skt 939 with stock HSF
    Abit AV8 SKT939 K8T800PRO
    Western Digital WD400JD 40GB 7200RPM SATA/150 8MB Cahe
    Corsair (VS512MB400C3) 512MB, DDR400 / PC3200, non-ECC, 184 DIMM, unbuffered, CL3, 32Mx8 DRAMs
    Sapphire Radeon X700 AGP
    Qtec 550W PSU

    Got a problem: when I add a PCI card [have tried a SB Audigy 2ZS and a Winfast TV tune both pulled from a working system], after a minute or so of internet surfing the screen goes blank and the monitor light flashes. The graphics card is known to be working. It is as if the graphics card has "conked" out. Any ideas?

    - Shaun
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    hello silent_bob84, this may be a power issiue, if you can look at the side of your power supply and see how many amps are on the 12 volt line
  3. silent_bob84

    silent_bob84 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    For 12V it says:
    Peak: 20A

    For -12V, it says:
    Peak: 1A

    Edit: I have taken all PCI cards out and the computer was working fine until a windows update popped up. I clicked it and the screen went off...
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