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Lack of power??
« on: August 16, 2009, 08:06:59 pm »
I recently purchased a Geforce 275 gtx to put in my system, and it was fine for the last 4 days playing games etc, no problem. However, today it seems that the video was locking up while playing World of Warcraft numerous times. After a few reboots and not having much luck, I put my 8800 gts back in to see if it was related to the video card, and after putting it back in, the system is now stable or at least has been for the better part of the night.

At this point, I'm thinking it might be lack of power for that video card. I have a Corsair 520 watt modular power supply running 1 optical drive, 1x 300 gb sata hdd, 2x 1 tb sata hdd, tv tuner card, and Geforce 275 gtx. When I bought the power supply, I didn't have the 2 terrabyte hard drives, or the Geforce 275gtx.

Anyone got any tips?
« Last Edit: August 17, 2009, 01:58:27 pm by LobbDogg »
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Re: Lack of power
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 06:36:15 am »
Hmmmm I'm not sure if it is a power problem, check out this link and calculate your power usage
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

I have the exact same PSU as you have,
I7 920
6gb of ram
Intel DX58S0 Motherboard
1x 500gb hdd
1x 1tb hdd
1x optical drive
HD4870 GPU
520W Corsair Modular PSU

And I am running just fine without any issue. Have you run any stress tests on the video card such as 3dmark06? Perhaps you could bring it back to the place you bought it and have them test it on one of their machines....