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Graphics Card problem.... I think

by Vimesey / August 4, 2006 2:55 AM PDT

I grabbed meself an old GeForce FX 5200 for free, and stuck it in my secondary computer which was on onboard graphics. Now, when i play any game or watch a DVD, no matter how graphic heavy, every so often, it will go very gittery, and almost freeze up for about 3-5 seconds, then it will go back to normal and everything is fine.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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This card may require much...............
by Trance_Zac / August 4, 2006 7:16 AM PDT

more power than your PSU is putting out.
Try a more powerful PSU
Also, did you disable on-board video in ther BIOS?

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by Vimesey / August 4, 2006 10:45 PM PDT

I got it with onboard disabled, i'm not sure if thats in bios or just within the system settings.

I don't have any spare PSU's unfortunately, and i don't know how many watts this is on. Being a dell, probably can count the number of watts on one hand, but oh well.

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Open the case
by spenc938 / August 7, 2006 5:43 AM PDT
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and look at the power supply, see if it says on it.

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