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Hello there, I just recently bought an MSI Geforce 6800 (NX6800-TD128) but it seems to me my PSU won't support it

when I plug the card into my comp (and yes, I plugged in a molex connector onto the card) I see your typical MS-DOS PC-starting-up things, but I get some green boxes here and there.
Then it goes to load windows, and I see lots of gray, dashed vertical lines all over the screen, and they move too!
Then windows launches and I still see the lines, but that is when windows actually launches, because sometimes it crashes or shuts down while loading, otherwise windows will crash with a blue screen of death not too long after it was loaded.

I'm thinking my PSU won't support it, because I have heard the newer cards need more amp output from them.

here are my specs:
AMD 64 3200+ Processor
Asus K8V Motherboard
1 GB kingston DDR
MSI Geforce 6800 128mb (NX6800-TD128)
DURO 400W PSU

for now I'm using the same setup with a Geforce 5200 instead of the 6800, it all works fine

and here are the numbers of my PSU
+3.3Vcc +5Cvv +12Vcc -5Vcc -12Vcc +5Vccsb
28A 30A 11A 0,5A 0,8A 3A

so, is it really my PSU or could it be anything else?
if it's my PSU, what's the min amperage I should get?
and if so, what's a good PSU I can get somewhere that will ship to Mexico?

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11A on the +12V rail? Wow, that's pretty bad.. even my cheap Aspire that came with my case (350W) has 18A on the +12V.. you should try someone else's better PSU (About ~16A or more on the +12V rail is good) to make sure it's the PSU before you go out and blow money on a new one.
 

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well 11A on the +12V rail is pretty bad anyway, and the best I can get borrowed has 13A on the +12V which I don't think is enough to even bother trying

I think I'll be getting a 600W Powork PSU with 24A on the +12V, here's the ebay bid page:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=42021&item=6744554176&tc=photo
do you think this will be any good? (at least alot better than my crappy 400W with 11A on the +12V)

heh, even if it's not the PSU, I need a better one anyway (I've had problems with my PSU in the past, I'm not sure but I believe either my processor or memory are a bit underclocked or they don't work),
and the price for this one is only $20 (+ $20 shipping to Mexico, which is ok), and while I know the bid is ending soon there are others so I have time for your replies :)
I don't think I can get a better one here in Cancun anyway (I've looked for PSU's in the stores, they're all like mine or worse), so I need to order online

so plz let me know your comments about it
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Get an Enermax PSU :) I love mine. Its 535 Watt PSU with Dual 12V Rails. Each Rail has 18A. ((Total Current is 34A)). Its nice because it ensures your peripheals dont interfere with AGP/PCIE/CPU current.
 

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Ker said:
well 11A on the +12V rail is pretty bad anyway, and the best I can get borrowed has 13A on the +12V which I don't think is enough to even bother trying

I think I'll be getting a 600W Powork PSU with 24A on the +12V, here's the ebay bid page:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=42021&item=6744554176&tc=photo
do you think this will be any good? (at least alot better than my crappy 400W with 11A on the +12V)

heh, even if it's not the PSU, I need a better one anyway (I've had problems with my PSU in the past, I'm not sure but I believe either my processor or memory are a bit underclocked or they don't work),
and the price for this one is only $20 (+ $20 shipping to Mexico, which is ok), and while I know the bid is ending soon there are others so I have time for your replies :)
I don't think I can get a better one here in Cancun anyway (I've looked for PSU's in the stores, they're all like mine or worse), so I need to order online

so plz let me know your comments about it
thanks
For the price get that PSU.. it seems reliable. :)
 
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