I have been to so many sites and forum and until today I was not really getting any good answers.
Motherboard: Abit IC7-G
RAM: 2x512 Dual DDR 400 Corsair xms
Video Card:X1950Pro agp512 Sapphire brand
PSU:Thermaltake Tough power W0116RU ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 750W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified - Retail Bought just for this card for $200
Monitor:Viewsonic 19" CRT
Hard drives:main wd 80g sata150 2nd wd200g sata150
Optical Drives:sony dvd rom and nec 2510 dvd burner
Additional PCI cards:Sound blaster audigy live
Number of fans present:7 case fans 4 intakes 3 exhaust
CPU cooler is the monster CPNS9500 LED
and a coolmaster northbridge cooler
Alright now for the problems...oops set up first. I fresh installed xp and loaded the ati 7.2 drivers and used ATI tray tools.
I have ran the full gamma of 3dmark06 and came out with a score of 6880 ran it again and it was 5200.*?* Umm not real happy with the scores but when ran with my old 9600xt256 I scored 560 LOL. No glitches or anything funny when running 3dmark06 so I think huh, the card must be good besides the low scores.
When I tried to use CCC to set autotest over clocking it immediatly crashes the system. When I reboot I have to completely unplugg from the wall(hard reset). Also sometimes no matter what I am doing out of the blue my screen completely freezes nothing will move or work and I can be just checking email. Then I do the hold the power button for 7 seconds. Sometimes it will reboot and I will have a screen and sometimes I have to reboot several times to get a screen I hear the motherboard beep and start up. When I have no screen it seems like other things are trying to work. Last but not least when I try to play my fav game bf2 about 5 minutes in it freezes up and makes a horrible screeching noise thru my speakers.
OK so every where I go they are telling me that my brand new 750w powersupply is no good for my application because I need either 2 12v 22amp or 1 30-40 amp 12 rail I have 4 12v 18 amp rails but I am told 2 are dedicated to the PCI e plugs which I can not use. My x1950 needs 2 molex plugs.
So what I was thinking of doing was to modify the PCIE pigtail into a molex and then plug in my card and I would be on seperate rails right? But in this forum today I found a post for a different problem but I think the fix would work for me....I could use my old thermaltake 480 30 amp rail and use it to just power the video card right.....does this sound like a good choice? so everything including the MB and fans would be on the new psu and only the vid on the old. This is the post So, our AGP card has a molex connector on the video card itself? I would also choose the second power supply option.
Useful Wiring Diagram:
Or maybe someone here can tell me if my nice new 200 dollar supply is already sufficient! w0116ru 750w...............Thanks in advance and please help me I need to rma the card or the psu or both quickly as my 30 days are almost up!! :?