Gainward 7800GS not receiving sufficient power message

By meself
Jun 20, 2009
  1. Hi

    I keep getting the following message on power-up:-

    Your Nvidia graphics card is not receiving sufficient power. As a result the graphics card has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operation.

    My system specs are as follows

    Gainward BLISS 7800GS AGP
    Driver date 07/10/2008
    Driver version

    M/B Asus A7N8X 2.0 Deluxe with XP2500

    2 x1mb sticks OCZ PC3200 ram

    500 watt OCZ Stealth X Stream psu

    Ok it’s not the newest system in the world…haha…but it does me.

    The psu is brand new and I got the same message on a Hiper 580 psu.

    Any ideas. I’ve searched the web but could not find a single answer that was specific to my problem without the psu being at fault.

    ps..The card is connected direct to the psu via a 6 pin connector.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Hiper not so good... Try installing another power supply
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Change the power connector, if you PSU has two of them (I doubt it does, but the older StealthXStream models do). If you don't have that, buy a cheap Molex-to-PCI-E converter like this one and try that. If it doesn't work either, you likely have a bad card or PSU.
  4. meself

    meself TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hummmmmm…………new drivers seem to have done the trick although my system does boot a tad different i.e. XP loading bar as normal……………then the screen flashes (goes black for a second which it never used to)………….. then welcome screen as normal……so far all ok.

    Thank you to all who have replied to this thread I really appreciate your help and advice

    I’ll keep me fingers crossed

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