XFX GeForce 9600 GT XXX Video Card Issues

By spartan948265
Aug 25, 2008
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  1. gmrthaze

    gmrthaze Newcomer, in training

    it only uses that power at full load..
    i have the problem with LFS and CoD2.. sometimes after 2hr sometimes after 2 min.. :S
    i used to run x 7600GT in sli and tht worked fine on 500W

    its like the fan doesnt start soon enough.. cause i cant hear the fan untill it crashes than its at full speed...
    also M2N-E SLi southbridge gets very hot.. caused lots of problems before untill i opened the case and have a 25cm table fan blowing in the case

    btw u can underclock/overclock by setting AI tuning to manual but 1.8 or 1.95 doesnt change anything..
    also i calculated that my system uses 450W on load my psu can do 600watt peak and 500 constant but the 12v line is 13amp constant and 19.5 peak
    do the ampere rly make it crash?? cause like i said sometimes it takes 2 hours and sometimes 2 minutes..
  2. camuss15

    camuss15 Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    What temp is your 9600 GT running at? I play COD 4 on maximum setting with my MSI 9600gt (dual slot cooler), Core 2 duo E4300, and 2 GBs of Ram perfectly at like 54 Celsius on the GPU. My PSU is a SUPER CHEAP ($25) brand 530 Watt with ONE (not two) molex connector to one PCI express 6pin and it has never given me a problem since May playing COD 4, Crysis, Half Life 2, Sims 2, and Spore.
  3. gmrthaze

    gmrthaze Newcomer, in training

    mine is 54 idle... stressed i dont know
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Ur PSU has 33A on the +12V rail, which is more than enough. It might be another issue like the video card or CPU overheating, or bad RAM.
  5. camuss15

    camuss15 Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    Try memtest to check that your Ram is good. If there was a fault in hardware, it would most likely be Ram, which is also relatively cheap to replace.
  6. spartan948265

    spartan948265 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    who are you guys talking 2? Please use the quoting feature
  7. gmrthaze

    gmrthaze Newcomer, in training

    sorry for hijacking topic

    @spartan do u have sp2 or sp3?
  8. camuss15

    camuss15 Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    Well just open up Nvidia Monitor (part of Ntune) and right click anywhere on the window and go to settings. Go to event log on the left and enable recording of temperature (and anything else you want). Be sure to set the max log size to something like 5 mb. Apply the settings and so ok. Right click anywhere again and select enable event logging. Save the log to the desktop and launch your game.

    Sure there are many other ways to test temperature, but this way, you can see a log of temperatures after you play (even if the computer crashes). The log will be on your desktop.

    P.S. My 9600 GT idles at 45-48 ºC and fully loaded at about 55 ºC.
  9. Sev

    Sev Newcomer, in training Posts: 112

    there is i got the same problem on my 9800GT also guess who XFX... seems they have some issues...
  10. spartan948265

    spartan948265 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Here are my event logs if that helps

    Attached Files:

  11. camuss15

    camuss15 Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    Well, your temperatures seem fine on both your cpu and gpu. Your gpu core clock is at 740 mhz, which is definitely overclocked (I know it is oced by factory for the XFX XXX), which may cause problems with stability. I can run my 9600 GT at 770 core clock just fine, but you may try to lower your core to 720 mhz and see how that works. You can adjust clock setting in the Nvidia control panel.

    Edit:
    Were these eventlogs made at idle, or while playing COD4?
     
  12. gmrthaze

    gmrthaze Newcomer, in training

    im also going to try that.. and if that doesnt work im bringing it back to the store and get me a ati... cause im getting pretty sick of this.. i wanna play games
  13. camuss15

    camuss15 Newcomer, in training Posts: 47

    Ha, well I love my 9600GT, but if I had waited until now, I definitely would get a HD4850. I just don't have the money to upgrade that often, at least until I get my license and I can get a job.
  14. mcg0vern

    mcg0vern Newcomer, in training

    so it seems like the main problem with running these cards at full power is crappy PSUs? i just built this system so im sure that no drivers are throwing anything off, and my PSU is 600w, but i was wondering since it's 600w if the problem could still be power? it's a coolermaster or something like that and its a few years old, but it does have the additional cable to power the card. i dont get a BSOD or anything. If i play a game on the halflife engine on low settings itll run for an hour. if i play it at top quality itll run for maybe 5 minutes and then my whole comp will shut off.

    i know this is a really vague description, but would it be safe to say it's probably my PSU? everything else i have in my system is brand spankin' new
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Yes, you should try replacing the PSU. Stable power is critical for proper operation of these cards. If your PSU is a Cooler Master eXtreme series one and is a year or two old, then I'd change it ASAP.
  16. mcg0vern

    mcg0vern Newcomer, in training

    okay, i'll take your advice on that just out of principle, thanks a lot. it was a hellride finding an open thread for this card, thanks for the help
  17. spartan948265

    spartan948265 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Yea I still have not had enough money to get a new one. Hey Rage can you send me the link to that PSU you recommended? Anyway, for some reason, the video card now ket me play for 8 hours at full settings on COD 4 Modern Warfare. Then after the 7th hour it froze again. I don't know why it lasted that long. Any thoughts? Also its back to randomly freezing.
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Here is the Newegg URL, although I'd suggest getting it from here instead for cheaper.

    As for the fact that it worked for some time, I can't honestly say I know.
  19. spartan948265

    spartan948265 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    One more question Rage, Does that PSU have a 6-pin power cable for my video card? I didnt see it in the listing, information, or pics.
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Yes it does. It is listed as a PCI-E connector in the specs.
  21. gmrthaze

    gmrthaze Newcomer, in training

    underclock the card to 555Mhz Core 1000Mhz MEM.
    it solved it for me..
  22. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    well I would have never thought u would have to under clock that card.
  23. spartan948265

    spartan948265 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    DUDE NO. I buy a fast card and I have to underclock it to use it? I will try it anyway but thats like buying a 9800 and then throwing it in the pool. Oh and Rage I found another PSU. How is this one

    This one for a 2nd choice
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Nah, I wouldn't recommend Ultra either. Go with either OCZ, FSP or Corsair in that price range.
  25. spartan948265

    spartan948265 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Ok well I will see what I can come up with. Those were the only ones without a rebate as well as $90. I also count more than 3 positive reviews and no negative ones LULZ
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