Help with new GF4 ti4600

  Mutant_Llama 12:50 15 Feb 03
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I have just bought a GeForce 4 128MB DDR Ti4600 graphics card but after about 30 minutes of use my PC just shuts down and reboots (this was during asherons call2)?
I have an:

XP1900
512MB
DDR
300watt power supply
CD rom
DVD rom

Think its the power supply?

  rickf 15:24 15 Feb 03

Could be the psu. Unforunately, the only way to find out for sure is to replace the 300w with soemthing more powerful. Got the Qtec 550w from easyetrader. Its now only £29, dual fans and very pretty transparent fans inside. No on/off switch though but good review from the web. I have not had problems with mine to date.

  tenor 15:32 15 Feb 03

You could always unplug all other devices,sound card, floppy,network cards etc and see if that solves it.if it does you need a bigger psu.

  tenor 15:34 15 Feb 03

Forgot to include cdrom

  Mutant_Llama 15:48 15 Feb 03

Got a 400w psu and installed now, still getting the same thing??

Desktop seems ok but Asherons call just crashes out?

  wing-zero 15:48 15 Feb 03

yes you could unplug somthing to see if that helps
but. the fact it runs for 30 mins it could be getting too hot i mean the cpu try to get somthing that will monitor the temp.try taking the pannels off and see what happens

  wing-zero 15:55 15 Feb 03

dose it just happen when play thising game or does it just happen
if you have a ali chipset motherboard look for updated drivers

  wing-zero 15:56 15 Feb 03

dose it just happen when play thising game or does it just happen
if you have a ali chipset motherboard look for updated drivers

  Mutant_Llama 18:05 15 Feb 03

Your right it is an Ali chipset, looking ofr drivers now.

I ran 3dmark 2001 and got a result of 7000, close to that of a GF3 ti200/GF4 MX?!?!?!!

Something screwy here....

  Mutant_Llama 19:07 15 Feb 03

Also found that when the PC reboots there is a log file held in C:\windows\logfiles\watchdog

This shows the reason for the error and it keeps referring to my old GF3 graphics card, even though I have uninstalled it and installed a GF4??

Ideas?

  tran1 19:18 15 Feb 03

Does this happen only after playing a game?

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