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GeForce6600GT AGP - Doesn't get enough power

Q: GeForce6600GT AGP - Doesn't get enough power

GeForce6600GT AGP = Bullshi*

Hi, I'm having a little trouble with my GeForce 6600gt (club3d) agp videocard.

I first plugged it in, beeps. I noticed my Power Supply didn't have enough output for the card (put my Radeon 9600 back in, ordered new one)

Well, later I received a new Sweex 400W power supply.

The GeForce worked fine, until it complained about not getting enough power.


I unplugged my floppy disk drive, it didn't complain about it on Windows startup, but later, after playing some games it started to complain *again*.

Is this a trouble within the card or do I just need to get a new power supply (again)?

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A: GeForce6600GT AGP - Doesn't get enough power

it could be a defective card or it could be the power supply yuo bought is substandard. all PSU's are not equal. many of them deliver less that HALF of what their ratings say once they have warmed up. that is why it is best to buy a good brand name PSU, like antec, Vantec, etc.
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gbsdirect said:

It was the Motherboard fan making all the noiseClick to expand...

Do you mean the CPU fan ?
If so then I wonder if the CPU has been cooked

I would start by dispersing all internal voltage.
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Try again

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Lastly, check the CPU for heat damage !
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Can you move the suspect power supply to another box and test ? Can you move a good PSU to the failed box and test ? The PSU is the first component I would prove/disprove. (It would be better to test the suspect one on another, working box, as the failed box could have multiple problems which a good PSU might not fix and the results, therefore, could be misleading.)
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A:Monitor doesn't power off

Hi Peekstra,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check to make sure that the monitor is set to shutdown at least 1 minute before the computer is set to sleep in Power Options.

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A:HP laptop doesn't power up

Some laptops won't power up if the battery is not working, but I doubt that's the issue in your case. So far I've only seen that on Medion laptops, and I own a HP myself - pretty sure it should work without a battery.

That is indeed a rather intriguing issue. Seems like you're stuck in a difficult position.
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1. Try a different charger, was yours ever getting very hot?

2. Remove the battery AND the CMOS battery and do a hard reset, then plug the charger in (without CMOS or the laptop's battery) THIS WILL ERASE YOUR BIOS SETTINGS. Doing so on my laptop would cause it to power up without having to press the power button.
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csjohnjj said:

First, my computer had BSOD every time i start up my computer so i reset the cmos but after my computer didnt power up at all, no fan, no sound, nothing other then the green light on the mobo when everything is plugged in. I try turning on the computer with another PSU that i had but still nothing. Anyone has any idea what is wrong or what i can do?Click to expand...

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Have you tried grounding it, sometimes computer can short out when powering due to the motherboard touching the case, e.g. one of the screws are loose and move. You seem exsperienced so i would advice taking it out and plugging it back in on cardboard which will stop any power shorting out.
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The only fix for this is to turn fast shutdown off which solves the issue on both my laptop (HP Split x2) and my PC. There should be a better fix for this though. So is there some steps I can take to diagnose it or to see if any hybrid files are corrupt or such? I have a feeling it is a hardware issue with my HP Split x2 but it's extremely unlikely that my custom built PC has hardware faults too.

Both machines are running Windows 8.1 Pro.
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3 days a go myn power supply of my e machine t 2745 blow out ok
i change it for a brand new power supply but nothing happen, but when i connect the power supply to the mobo a green ligth on the mobo is on i don't know if the problem
with my old power supply could affect any other devvice of my mobo , but check this out power supply brand new and the mobo seems to be just fine please i need somebody to help me out i don't know what to do

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alexander33831 you are replying in this thread, about "How to chose folder in .bat files while install from CD "
Umm nothing to do with your issue

You will need to go to here:
Select the appropriate forum, and then create a NEW thread, just for you.

Do not reply here, just create a new thread. (you know everytime I say this, the person replies here, its happened so many times, I'm wondering what I should say)
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It didn't blow or bang or do anyting upon first power up. I'm pretty sure the PSU is connected to the 24pin and 4pin slots on the motherboard correctly.

There's literally nothing upon power up though, no fans, no hard drive spins, nothing.

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A:Pressing power button but PC doesn't turn on :(

K wow. I was reading on the board about a guy who had the same problem. He bought a new tower and did everything as me and had same problem. As I was reading it almost near the end the guy found out what the problem was and it was bad. He said the motherboard was touching the metal inside the tower and that that way u can fry ur motherboard in secs and that's what happened to him along wid few other things connected to it. When I read that I almost got a heart attack and felt like shyt since my PC is worth some big bucks and I just bought it 6 months ago. So widout any hope left miserably feeling I unscrewed the motherboard and I have used the plastic dunno what to call it (screws) to hold up my motherboard in the air. And for the last time I decided to press the button knowing it won't work. And guess what everything turned on and I almost shyt myself instantly from the shock and happiness and almost wanted to cry. I don't know what saved me, why my motherboard didn't fry but I know I am lucky as hell like never befo. I turned on my system and eveertyhing seems to work well other than the fact that norton antivirus cant load up it's driver and my date was resetted to default but that's it for now.
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A:hp g7 laptop power button blinks once, doesn't boot

Hi @elMusso, Welcome to HP Forums! I understand that your laptop still does not work after you replaced the motherboard. I want to help. The document below may help you diagnose the hardware issue of your laptop:HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code Let me know how it goes. To say "Thank you", click on the "Thumb up" icon. Regards,
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I was able to fix this problem on one laptop by letting the battery run all the way down, then recharging it completely before using it again....

[Edited by AcaCandy on 04-09-2001 at 10:27 PM]
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This is my first post. Let me try to explain this as much as possible. I've been having this problem of when I first start up my computer the fans start spinning but the computer seems to start and then shut off like it has a short. Almost like a wire is loose touching and then not touching. Once it goes thru this for a few minutes then it will fire up all the way and run fine. I've gone back into my case and made sure that all cables were securely connected. Removed and reseated the memory in different slots as well as the video card. I'm thinking about removing the cpu and making sure that the pins are fully connected too.

Could this be a sign a my power supply about to go bad? What are your thoughts on this? Thanks for listening.

A:When I push the power button my computer doesn't start up all the way.

Could this be a sign a my power supply about to go bad?

It could well be, or bad cable.
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Also, I seem to get some random system service exception bsod's (last one when playing a game-DOTA2).

Here's my computer's specs:

OS: Windows 8 Pro (x64)
Processor: AMD FX-8150 clocked at 3.60 GHz
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme4
Memory: 4x G.Skill 4 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
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Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

If you're overclocking, please stop the overclock while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once the system has been stabilized.

I do not recommend using wireless USB network devices. Especially in Win7/Win8 systems.
These wireless USB devices have many issues with Win7(and I suspect with Win8) - using Vista drivers with them is almost sure to cause a BSOD.
Should you want to keep using these devices, be sure to have Win7/Win8 drivers - DO NOT use Vista drivers!!!
An installable wireless PCI/PCIe card that's plugged into your motherboard is much more robust, reliable, and powerful.

We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's. Here's the information that I've compiled so far:

There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

Here's some suggestions:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
- Update the motherboard controllers drivers to the latest available version from the controller manufacturer (NOT the mobo manufacturer unless you can't find any on the controller manufacturer's website)
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
- Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard!
....NOTE: Recently (Nov 2011) we had BSOD issues with the Marvell 91xx controller and an SSD. You may have to switch controllers also.
- Replace the SSD with a platter based hard drive and see if that stops the BSOD's. If it does, then it's likely that there's a problem with the SSD OR an incompatibility with your system.
It's my opinion that SSD's aren't reliable enough (with current hardware) to be used on a system that needs to work reliably. Until I see reliability I will not recommend, nor will I use, SSD's for critical applications.
06 Dec 2011 - This post tends to confirm issues with certain SSD chipsets and certain controllers - [SOLVED] cant find the cause of BSOD F4 - Tech Support Forum
29 May 2012 - The frequency of BSOD's with SSD's seems to have been decreasing over the last several months. It may be approaching time to re-evaluate my stand on their suitability for use in production systems.
10 Nov 2012 - I'm seeing an upswing in SSD errors - but most appear due to older storage controller drivers. I strongly suggest NOT using storage controller drivers that don't date from 2012 (if none are available, don't connect an SSD to that controller)
05 Jan 2013 - very interesting post about difficulties with the Marvell controllers even when not connected to the SSD drives:

This device is disabled:

Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_81681849&REV_06\4&18F48688&0&00AB Este dispositivo est? deshabilitado.

Is this deliberate? If so, why?

Difficulties between/with Logitech camera and USB audio (?Maybe Logitech QuickCam microphone?) Update software/drivers to the latest, Win8 compatible version from Logitech. If Win8 drivers aren't available, uninstall and remove the device from your system in order to test if it's a problem.

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I use this setting to prevent any problems.

Dev Mgr> Disc Drives> right click on drive> policies.

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hi Psych0, and welcome to sevenforums - the place to be,

do you simply want to turn off aero permanently?

if so, right-click desktop >> personalise >> select windows 7 basic theme
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Quote: Originally Posted by Petro

When I change power plans in Windows 7, it's only change the screen brightness and CPU speed not change, but in Vista speed was changing.
What driver is needed for correct work of power plans?

What do you mean by speed not working
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did you try and clear cmos
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