GForce 6800 xtreme ... problems to get it running

By Sentenza ยท 13 replies
Jan 21, 2007
  1. got a GForce 6800 xtreme and have problems to get it running ...

    - do have windows 2000
    - card is not faulty, tested at another pc
    - card is recognized by the system
    - driver installation works
    but while booting after driver installation, when it loads windows,
    screen freezes ... any ideas except of format C ???
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Are you sure the power supply has enough wattage and the right amount of amps on the +12V line?

    (If possible try the PSU from the other computer in this computer and see if it works)
  3. Sentenza

    Sentenza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the technician at the seller's store told me the PSU is verified to run the card ...
    420 WATT ATX PSU LC6420 super silent
  4. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Still I'd recommend you to try the above^
  5. Sentenza

    Sentenza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    will try, thx for advice
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    The 6800s are a big power hog, they used to suck my 5V down with an Antec 480W supply. I now have an Enermax PSU that gets along well with the card.
  7. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Agreed, the GeForce 6 series video cards enjoy having a lot of power. Make sure that the PSU your using is a quality brand with a decent wattage. I would reccomend that you get a 500W with dual 12V rails at least.
  8. Sentenza

    Sentenza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so, status report:

    - technician at the seller excluded the PSU to cause the problems
    - he got the system running with the graficcard by de-installation
    of ULI AGP DRIVER, which seems to be a driver belonging to the
    chipset-dvd ...

    grafic card runs, performance is better in comparison with the old card,
    but I am not sure ... should I keep it like this or better ask for another
    card and change it ?
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,131   +982

    there's a conflict with the dvd ... I would change it ASAP.
  10. Sentenza

    Sentenza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx for advice ... ;-) ...
  11. freeze

    freeze TS Rookie

    hy what kind of dwd you ve got and can enyone tell me how to deinstall ULI AGP DRIVER tnx in advance
  12. Sentenza

    Sentenza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    that ULI AGP driver appeared just normal inside the software-area of system to be de-installed there
  13. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    I wouldn't return anything. The ULI AGP GART driver has nothing to do with a dvd or dvd drive. It's simply the AGP/GART Driver for the AGP chipset.

    It's common to need updated chipset drivers for newer hardware. It sounds like you simply had older or non-existent agp chipset drivers and your technician updated these.
  14. Sentenza

    Sentenza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no,no, he de-installed them completely, arguing windows 2000 would have own AGP-drivers and doesn't need these ... updated ULI AGP DRIVERS for windows 2000 as well don't seem to be available ... even installing the newest result in the known symptom: freezing
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