|I recently grabbed a Sapphire Radeon X800 GTO card from a friends for only $5. I popped it into this old computer planning to run some older games that I previously got lousy FPS on. Although the system is single-core and is probably underpowered for the GPU, it's one heck of a lot better than the integrated chipset that's not worth the silicon inside it.|
However, whenever the GPU is loaded (OCCT:GPU, Minecraft, etc) within about a minute it crashes. I'm sceptical of the computer's PSU (rated at 350w only) but the PC is only pulling a max of 140w from the wall at any given time. Under normal and light usage the system works fine. I rearranged the Molex connectors so the GPU has it's own set of wires while the HDD and CD drives run on a different set. There is no FSB overclock applied to the system. It is currently running Catalyst drivers ver. 10.2 from http://www.sapphiretech.com/present... . As far as I can tell all the caps look OK on it, and heat isn't an issue as the heatsink itself barely gets above lukewarm to the touch.
I have a Nvidia MX420 that I was using before, and it works perfectly. I don't have any other known working PSU's to swap with, and my Pentium 4 is out of commision while I wait for a new HD. Thoughts?
EDIT: I can hear a high-pitched whine from the GPU whenever the screen is updated, i.e a new frame is updated or I scroll up-down on a website. Somehow I feel that's not a good thing. I should also note that OCCT doesn't crash it now, but OpenGL programs do.
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