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WoW texture/graphical problems

By hitokiri_sen
May 24, 2006
  1. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Just to eliminate the "obvious" have you installed the latest graphics card driver and did you connect the power supply to the extra power connector on the card?
     
  2. hitokiri_sen

    hitokiri_sen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea i have. I've installed the latest drivers and connected the PSU to the card.

    I've no idea what's wrong. i must've opened my computer a dozen times to check if everything was in place but all was fine. The only thing i can thnk of atm is whether my m/b might be too old/weak for the X850XT but that shouldn't really be a problem ? it could handle a 9600 perfect so why not an X850XT ?

    argghh this is driving me crazy.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    It could be a marginal power supply pushed over the edge by the new card. What kind do you have (brand, wattage and amps on +12V rail)? While you're at it, what are the rest of your PC's specs?
     
  4. hitokiri_sen

    hitokiri_sen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i had a check inside my PC and saw that my PSU is a "Hairong 400 Watt ATX Power Supply"

    Additionally my specs are:
    AMD Athlon XP 2800+
    Gigabyte GA-7S748 Motherboard
    Chipset: SiS748
    512 DDR400 RAM
    Powercolor X850XT 256 AGPx8


    BTW thanks for your help so far mailpup.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I still suspect the power supply although, of course, I could be wrong. I'm guessing that power supply came with the case and if so, might not be reliable. Look at the sticker on the side of the PSU and read the amp output. For example, if the +12V rail shows only 10 or 12 amps that would be way too low.
     
  6. hitokiri_sen

    hitokiri_sen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how much amps would be suitable ?
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    For a 400W PSU a minimum of about 24 amps would be nice. Others might have different recommendations.
     
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