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Old 02-13-2005, 12:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default do i need more power?

i just bought a new gforce xfx 6600gt 128 mb
and have an antec 350w power supply...
well the problem is that i play world of warcraft
and when i log in... after about 1-5 minutes... my monitor loses signal...
so i'm just wondering if that is insufficient power problem?
i bought the power supply about a month ago and i don't really know the power supply requirement for the 6600gt...
can someone tell me what's wrong with it?

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Old 02-13-2005, 12:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe the gforce 6 series requires atleast 300 watts of power. However, if you're running multiple harddrives or optical drives your system will require more. What are you full system specs ?

AMD 3800+ X2
Zalman CNPS7000B CPU Heatsink/Fan
ASUS A8N Premium
2 GB G. Skill DDR 400 (2 X 1 GB)
1 GB Ultra DDR 400 (2 X 512 GB)
eVGA 7800GT 256MB
120 GB seagate HD (7200RPM)
80 GB Seagate HD (7200RPM)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platium ZS Sound Card
Logitec z5300 5.1 THX certified speaker
Medusa 5.1 Headphones
ATI TV turner card
DVD Drive
CD Burner Drive
Razer Copperhead Gaming mouse
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Name AMD Athlon XP
Code Name Thoroughbred
Specification AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2700+
Family / Model / Stepping 6 8 1
Extended Family / Model 7 8
Package Socket A
Core Stepping B0
Technology 0.13 ?/small>
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE
CPU Clock Speed 2166.4 MHz
Clock multiplier x 13.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 166.6 MHz
Bus Speed 333.3 MHz
L1 Data Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Instruction Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Cache 256 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 2166.4 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 64 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Motherboard model A7V8X-X, REV 1.xx
BIOS vendor Award Software, Inc.
BIOS revision ASUS A7V8X-X ACPI BIOS Revision 1003
BIOS release date 02/13/2003
Chipset VIA KT400 (VT8377) rev. 0
Southbridge VIA VT8235 rev. 0
Sensor chip FFFF

Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Status enabled, rev. 2.0
AGP Data Transfert Rate 4x
AGP Max Rate 4x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, not enabled
AGP Aperture Size 256 MBytes

DRAM Size 1024 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 166.6 MHz
DRAM Interleave 4-way
CAS# Latency 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge 3 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 7 clocks
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 Kingston DDR-SDRAM PC3200 - 512 MBytes
Module 1 Kingston DDR-SDRAM PC3200 - 512 MBytes

Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX version 9.0c
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