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Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro

By pentagr
Sep 23, 2004
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  1. Hi, I just bought my new Radeon 9800 Pro, removed old NVIDIA drivers, installed the latest DirectX and Catalyst drivers from ATI and .... it crashes every time I try to play a 3D game. My computer just shuts down. Not a restart but a shutdown. I also had it freeze or shutdown 3-4 times while I am not playing any game just browsing internet. But it shuts down EVERY time I try to play Order of Down or Anarchy-online or Doom 3 for example. My configuration is Gigabyte Motherboard with AMD 2000+ Xp processor, 512 DDR Ram. My power is a bit old .. myabe thats the problem, I dont know the brand its only " AC 230V " on the back of it .. if thats the problem what should I do .. or is it overheating ?
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    As you stated, not only a bit old but it looks VERY underpowered....I'd strongly consider another power supply....at least 350V. It's entirely possible that this is your issue. But please do check your case temps (make sure you're in an open well-ventilated area) as heat build-up can be an issue but I don't think that's your case here.

    Also, could you fill out your profile the best you can (User CP at the top of the page). This could give us a little better handle on your system.

    And Welcome to TechSpot. I hope you get the help you need.
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Open your case & look on the side of your power supply. All power supplies sold in Europe have 230V written on the back.;)
  4. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 394

    Re: Re: Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro

    350V ? are you quite sure about that?
  5. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,212

    Re: Re: Re: Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro


    Errrr.....350W

    Sorry. :eek:

    Yer right Didou......been this side of the pong so long, I'd forgotten to take that into consideration.
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