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Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:43 AM

I recently put in my old 6200se nvidia card in and now it seems like my wireless internet stops working, sometimes my mouse and keyboard freeze up. Not sure if this connects to the 300W power supply on my Dell Vostro 230 minitower.
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:48 AM

Have you tried reverting to your old setup and see if the problem persists?
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:53 AM

I took out the graphics card, and everything is back to normal
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:57 AM

Then its either a power problem like you say (most likely I would think), or the card is faulty. Have you the latest graphics drivers installed?
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:23 PM

Yup they auto installed and auto detected. I'm thinking it was power supply cuz my mouse would jerk around also, and stop working
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:37 PM

Although after a little research it seems that other people have the same card working on a 200-250 watt power supply, so it should be fine...
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:46 PM

View PostlilVaratep, on 27 November 2011 - 01:43 PM, said:

Not sure if this connects to the 300W power supply on my Dell Vostro 230 minitower.


Is there a power supply connection on the card? If yes, then it is meant to also have an external power supply. Connect to your PSU and see what happens.
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:41 PM

Check to see if your power supply is shot, There is a good chance that it is failing at high loads.

If you still have a problem with a new power supply then there is something wrong with the video card. Maybe the heatsink came off, or the cooling fans seized.
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:00 PM

View Postcalvinthedestroyer, on 05 December 2011 - 07:41 PM, said:

Check to see if your power supply is shot, There is a good chance that it is failing at high loads.

If you still have a problem with a new power supply then there is something wrong with the video card. Maybe the heatsink came off, or the cooling fans seized.

I believe one of those round battery-looking things on the 6200SE nvidia fell off... Not sure if I put it back or not, but could this be the problem? Is there a test/fix for this? But now that I look at the picture, everything seems to be there.
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:53 AM

Those round battery type things are capacitors, if one had come off your graphics card definitely would not work at all. So I seriously doubt that happened.
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Re: Power Supply Too Low?

Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:58 AM

If one fell off it won't work. But if a cap is blown, that could possibly cause the problem. Make sure they all look uniform. Should have a flat top and smooth sides. Nothing leaking from them and no bulges any where. Not likely with a new card, and if that's the problem, you quite possibly have problems elsewhere.
Otherwise, I think you're on the right track with the power supply.
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