Solved 9600GT crashing my PC

August 12, 2011 at 10:56:13
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon64 x2 5400+ / 2gb RAM
I have this problem since yesterday. I installed windows XP sp3, after that i got Windows 7 but the problem persists.
I have everything updated (windows, directx, drivers). I know it's the card because i took it out and now i'm using the integrated gpu. The PC and the PSU are cleaned (no dust).
The card crashes my PC randomly, sometimes in games, sometimes with no other application opened. I made a furmark benchmark to stress the video card for about 5 minutes and rised the temp to 70C (that's normal) but then the PC crashed. I never encountered this problem before.
In idle the cpu and gpu stais at 40C, in full load max 55-60C.
When the PC crashes, the green light on the front of the case will blink at 1sec, so i have to power off the PSU and power it on again to be able to start the PC.

Specs:
PSU: 420w (no-name)
Mobo: MSI K9N6SGM
GPU: nvidia 9600gt Gigabyte GV-NX96T512HP 512mb/256bit
CPU: Amd athlon64 x2 5400+

VCore: 1.336V
3.3V: 3.460V
5.0V: 5.087V
12.0V: 12.056V
5V SB: 5.171V

I've tried with a smaller and older PSU 400W and i get the same result.


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August 13, 2011 at 07:44:26
the 9600gt requires a 400W psu with 12V 23Amps with a 6-pin power connector.
for the psu the links u mentioned i do not understand the language. but check this psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

or this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#1
August 12, 2011 at 11:04:01
Looks like PSU problem.
Remove automatic restart when system fail, and if the system shutdown without any error then PSU is the problem.

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#2
August 12, 2011 at 11:24:49
Thanks for your reply.
How do i disable that ? Do you refer to the Halt on [No Errors] ?
The PC works on this PSU, but i removed the 9600gt and i use the onboard gpu now.
With the 400W very old PSU that i found i get the same result that i get with my 420w.

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#3
August 12, 2011 at 11:42:36
Right click computer icon > properties > advanced settings > advanced tab > click settings under startup and recovery > untick automatically restart then ok, apply & ok.

Both PSU's can't deliver enough power for 9600gt to work ok.

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#4
August 12, 2011 at 14:55:44
I did as you told me...now the system is not crashing at all. I made 2 furmark tests untill the gpu reached 66C. Maybe it's because i was out and the PC or the PSU had time to chill? What do you think ?!

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#5
August 12, 2011 at 18:24:58
The temps do not appear to be high enough to crash the system. Your power supplies may be enough for the computer but they are probably marginal at best for the computer with the video card. They both probably have more than one 12volt rail and either one by itself does not have the amperage available to support the video card. Don't mess around, it will continue to be a problem, it may not always do it but when you play a game or open a large image or video file it will happen again, probably soon.
Purchase a Quality Power Supply about 500Watts with ONE 12Volt rail carrying all of the available amperage and at least 80% listed efficiency rating. Don't go cheep on this but you do not need to spend a fortune on it either.

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#6
August 13, 2011 at 02:19:15
But why it works again now ? Is it because i've disabled Automatic Restart? Or is it because the capacitors from the PSU had time to chill ?

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#7
August 13, 2011 at 03:02:04
take a look again at response #1 if the system turns off without any error then its a psu issue., right now if it worked fine then its probably because ur system restart is disabled at failure. but i reccommend changing the psu, a psu with no name means cheap brand. while we are here check the amps on the 12V rail

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#8
August 13, 2011 at 03:37:07
on the 12V i have 17A. What should be the amps for my 9600gt, amd athlon64 x2 5400+ @2.8, 1x 2gb ddr2, 1x sata hdd, 1x dvd-rw, 1x case cooler.

I don't afford to spend more than 30€ - 40€ on a PSU. If i'm gonna sell this PC i don't think i will get more than 150€ (and that's the PC+LCD), so i don't really want to purchase a 100€ PSU.
What do you think about these 2 PSU:
(~20€) http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/segote...
(~30€) http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/inter-...

Once again, what amps do i need on my specs ?
Thank you for your reply!


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#9
August 13, 2011 at 07:44:26
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the 9600gt requires a 400W psu with 12V 23Amps with a 6-pin power connector.
for the psu the links u mentioned i do not understand the language. but check this psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

or this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

computers are a second home
NVIDIA GeForce
toxict51


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#10
August 13, 2011 at 22:08:07
Kuddo: the second one you listed appears to have enough amperage on the single 12Volt rail. If it is a decent quality it should work.

Toxict51: Both the ones you list have 2 12Volt rails so the amperage will be limited to the video card while the other components will ave more available than they need. I would recommend only single rail 12Volt power supplies since gaming video cards eat more than the balance of a typical system combined.

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