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Old February 11, 2008, 09:33 PM
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Default NVIDIA system sentintel reporting insufficient power?

Since I installed my 8800GTS I have noticed a couple times at the Windows login screen (XP) that there is a dialog which pops up reporting that my graphics card is recieving insufficient power. Here is an image of that dialog:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...gpupower-1.jpg

The first time this happened I just ignored it and went to launch a game as usual, only to find the performance was greatly decreased. I tried going into rivatuner to check the clocks, they reported their proper speeds, but I couldnt change them. So I turned off the PC, made sure all connections were secure, and booted again. The dialog wasn't there. This has happened a couple times now since then, and I've been trying to notice patterns of when this happens. One thing I noticed is that when my iPod is plugged in on startup I get this error. So I tried it a couple times without the iPod plugged in and the error doesn't happen. I am fairly confident that the card is seated properly and the pcie power connector is securely fastened.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how I can test this problem? I'm going to reboot again now once with the iPod in and once with it out and post with the results. Thanks for any suggestions.

EDIT: So I just tried booting twice, once with the iPod and once without but I didn't get the error either time. This makes it an even harder problem to solve as it seems to be completely intermittent.
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Old February 11, 2008, 10:52 PM
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The power bug in a PC power and cooling unit? Uh oh! Refer to this thread, and a ton more like it! Corsair PSU...Not enough power?
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Old February 12, 2008, 12:32 AM
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WTF please tell me you don't have a PC P&P and its bugged :(
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Sorry for the cross posting. Since people might be watching one of several threads that touch on the same problem, I figured it would be OK to post this important update in each of them:


Posted on the EVGA forums:

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ORIGINAL: EVGATech_JacobF

For anyone that is experiencing the "Low Power Warning Message"

Please use the following driver:

EVGA | Support | 8 Series Driver Download



-Jacob
These are the 169.44 drivers that are supposed to resolve this issue. I haven't had a chance to test them myself yet.
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Old March 14, 2008, 05:16 AM
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I have just tried these drivers and they did indeed fix the problem!!!

My MSI 8800GT now works with my Antec Quattro 1000w

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