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Well. I recently installed the above card to my computer, and when I run certain games (games using source engine for example) The computer just resets. Heres my specs

Amd Athlon 900mhz
Nvidia Geforce 5500fx 256 mb (old card was ati radeon 7500)
576 mb of ram

I was certain i installed the latest video card drivers. Also have direct x 9.0c

I never had this problem with my old card, the radeon 7500.
 

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its been doing it since i installed it.

But for some reason, when i play counterstrike source, if i change the mat_dxlevel to 70, instead of 80, it doesnt restart. mat_dxlevel changes what directx the game uses or something. Clue?? lol
 

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I had problems like that with halo after I got my geforce fx5200....all I can say is make sure you have updated video AND audio drivers....
 

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i think i fixed it. I routed the video card cord to another nearby outlet. Seems to work, problem was just the power supply i guess. I had everything on my computer running on one outlet
 

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yea sometimes when you have your computer plugged into a powerstrip with a lot of other things plugged in with it, your computer might not get all the power it should be getting, so its always a good idea to have a plug just for your computer on your wall outlet.
 

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ah, nvm, when i ran another game, it reseted again :( XXXX

bleh, i hate this :p
 

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if your computer says your system has recovered from a serious error after it reboots...then go ahead and send the error report....sometimes it will tell you what caused it. Usually it just says a device driver caused it, but sometimes it is more specific, like you video driver caused it....can't hurt anyway.
 

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Try changing your PSU.
My old one screwed up a XP 2400+ and a A7v8x-x.....
 

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eh, im a computer noob lmao, whats a PSU?

And no, i dont get any error message at all.
 

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PSU = Power Supply Unit.

You should really try uninstalling the current drivers, then installing the latest drivers (www.nvidia.com). If all else fails, check if the GPU is overhating or if the HS(F) isn't performing its duties.

Also, don't tell me you just switched out the card without uninstalling the Radeon 7500 drivers first.. :doh:
 

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well, my dad did all that stuff, and hes pretty smart with computers, so i think he did, lol.

And how do i check if the pc is overheating?, again, im a computer noob :p


Edit: and one more thing. Will moving the video cards plug to another outlet, one thats less used, make any difference?
 

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Do you mean which PCI slot? Depending on the situation, it can, but that's rare.
 

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no, if i plug the video card into another electrical outlet in the wall. A.K.A the holes (according to seinfeld, lmao)

A friend suggested to me to try downclocking.
1.how do i do it.
2. wats it do? any damage?
 

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o.o u shudnt be plugging the videocard into an electric outlet in the wall. unless ive completely lost my mind, that kinda thing is only done if u have a voodoo 5 6000 card
 

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i mean in a surge protector, sorry lmao
 

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yay i think i found the problem. We have the minimum required watts for the video card. Buying a new thingy to improve that :)
 

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makotech222, tell me is this card any good?
I know I am out of the thread issue, but it's coz i'm lookin' for a new card and still looking.
 
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