Problems with my videocard

Micro-star international / Ms-7253
November 14, 2009 at 05:08:58
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.1 GHz / 1022 MB
Hello everyone. Well Im having some issues with my PC. My is Mainboard :MSI K9VGM-V (MS-7253) and im not sure if its compatible with my new video card ATI HD Radeon 4870 overlock edition. The card works perfectly until I start a game, for example the new mw2. It works well, no lagg or any wierd sounds coming. Then it dies, and the " Check signal cable " comes up or it becomes black screen and nothing happend and the sound f---s up too. I bought a new powerbox and if the description is right it should be more then enough my videocard needs 500W and the powerbox has 620W. It happends also with games that have less PC requirements like WoW.

Thanks for the help!


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#1
November 14, 2009 at 05:33:28
List the make and model number of your power supply. Just because it's 650 watts doesn't mean it's adequate. It's the amps on the 12 volt rail that counts. Also i gig of ram isn't cutting it. Post back and we'll go from there.

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#2
November 14, 2009 at 05:40:40
I bought a ACE RAW DEAL+ 620W ATX V2.2 120 MM FAN. I dident understand what you ment about the 1G ram. I have another RAM piece in the house its a CORSAIR 1GB DDR2 PC5300 667MHZ CL4, but every time i try putting it in the PC start to shout and the " Check signal cable " thing come ups again.

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#3
November 14, 2009 at 06:44:28
" Check signal cable " Have you done this? See if the cable to your monitor is loose or had bent pins. Are you hooking it up to dvi or vga?

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#4
November 14, 2009 at 07:00:32
Well i dont get the " Check signal cable " messege until I am inside a game or something and only once while i was on the deskop. Its a dvi.

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#5
November 14, 2009 at 09:03:48
As grasshopper pointed out in response 1, wattage isn't as important as amperage. Look at the label on the side of the PSU...how many amps are listed for the +12v rail? Do you have several +12v (+12v1, +12v2, +12v3, etc) at 18-20A each? or a single +12v rail with high amperage...36A or higher? Do you hae the 6-pin PCIe plug connected to the card?

"CORSAIR 1GB DDR2 PC5300 667MHZ CL4"

Wrong stuff anyway. You should have DDR2-800 (PC2-6400).


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#6
November 14, 2009 at 13:50:56
Okej thanks for the RAM problem solution. And for the PSU, dont know if this is the answer but I will copy the entire text from the box.

Intel ATX 12V Version 2.2 Compliance
Independent +12V1 and +12v2 outputs

Im not sure about the cables but I have two on the videocard, yellow and black if that says something, each one of them has like 6 small tubes


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