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Help! GeForce 6600GT + 450w power supply = REBOOT????

I just installed a new gf 6600GT card and a new JustPC 450w power supply. My computer keeps rebooting in the middle of a game. I'm playing City of Heroes online and it reboots during times of "high demand" like group battles, etc.
I've downloaded and updated my nvidia drivers when I first installed it. Could it be the power supply? Any suggestions?
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Try running a PC specific benchmark. I'm guessing that it is the video card cause the reboot - probably from overheating. Make sure nothing is blocking the gpu and also make sure the computer's case has plenty of clearance for cooling. I'd also advise checking into some more cooling for the computer itself.

Anyway, trying to max out the computer w/o having the graphics card getting used much. Does it reboot any other time? As a summary, I think your problem is with the graphics card. A 450 watt PS should be plenty for a high end machine. If it does turn out to be your PS, I recommend these PSs...

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Oh...if you have your old PS and your computer will run with it on - install it and see if it still happens. If it still reboots with a known good power supply, you know the issue is with the card.

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It was rebooting on the original power supply as well, but it was only 350w. That's what I thought was causing the reboot since the graphic card requires a higher wattage power supply. WIth the old PS in, the game would reboot after about 5 minutes of play. With the new PS, it only reboots during times of "high demand".

When you say run a benchmark, do you mean something like 3d benchmark?

Thanks for your help!
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Yeah, 3dmark will specifically work the hell out of your gpu though and cpu. Sisandra (sp?) is one used for benching cpus and stuff. Do you have a space video card to just test with? However, considering your last bit of information - it could possibly be the whole mobo overheating ro something more serious then overheating.

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I also think it is over heating hardcore, or either your mobo is overheating. Open your case and put a fan on it. See if that would help.

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Ok, I've let the CPU sit for the past several hours and it has not rebooted. Downloaded and installed 3d Benchmark '03. On the very first test with the war planes the computer reboots after just seconds into the action.
I opened the case and noticed my fan on top of the 845PE chip is not turning. The main CPU fan and all other fans are working, only the fan for the 845PE chip is off.
Would this fan cause the overheating and reboot?
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Ok, I've let the CPU sit for the past several hours and it has not rebooted. Downloaded and installed 3d Benchmark '03. On the very first test with the war planes the computer reboots after just seconds into the action.
I opened the case and noticed my fan on top of the 845PE chip is not turning. The main CPU fan and all other fans are working, only the fan for the 845PE chip is off.
Would this fan cause the overheating and reboot?

I believe so. Im pretty sure you dont have a like a temp reading in your case or anything like to tell what the temp is inside the case.

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As a matter of fact, my case has a temp reading in the front and the case is reading 78.4. Is that too hot?
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As a matter of fact, my case has a temp reading in the front and the case is reading 78.4. Is that too hot?

Is it C or F?

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Alot of 6600's (GT or Not) have had that problem, random rebooting, not being able to oc it one mhz.
Click Here
Go there, and read around at some of the threads of the 6600's performance.
What driver are you using?
Have you tried some of the betas? 71.20? Try 67.03 (updated from 67.02 to support 66xx cards)

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also what brand it is? XFX? SiS? BFG? Leadtek?
There was a problem with XFX originally releasing defected cards.
Also, some other users that have similar problems suggest UNINSTALLING sp2.
not sure why but some say that helped.

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My computer just rebooted and the error report says ATI products driver or something. I guess my vid car is overheating or something? What do I need to do?

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My computer just rebooted and the error report says ATI products driver or something. I guess my vid car is overheating or something? What do I need to do?
This the first time its ever done this?

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It is an XFX Card. I hope it's not defective, I just purchased the damn thing last week.

The temp with the case closed was 78.4 deg F. I did not put the thermalcouple wire on any chip, it's tie wrapped inside to the front of the case.


The first time it rebooted, while I was playing my game, I do remember getting some sort of driver error. That's what that windows report said.....

I read on another board that a cheap power supply almost always is the culprit in these situations. My case and power supply cost $65, it definitely is on the cheap end.....

The fan for the 845pe chip not coming on still bothers the hell out of me.
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Boy do I feel like a complete idiot. I was fed up with the crashing/rebooting and was ready to return my card for an MSI model. I went to take out the card and noticed I DID NOT HAVE THE POWER CABLE PLUGGED INTO THE CARD!!!! My last card of course, was not this powerful so I did not even bother thinking about it. Man I feel stupid. The card runs like a dream now.
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Boy do I feel like a complete idiot. I was fed up with the crashing/rebooting and was ready to return my card for an MSI model. I went to take out the card and noticed I DID NOT HAVE THE POWER CABLE PLUGGED INTO THE CARD!!!! My last card of course, was not this powerful so I did not even bother thinking about it. Man I feel stupid. The card runs like a dream now.

lol o man ..been there done that ..good times

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