PC Crashes on full HW acceleration (5900 XT)

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I recently upgraded some parts of my computer.

I have a leadtek Winfast a350 based on Nvidia 5900 XT 128 meg card,
AMD 2.6 Barton
Asus a7v8x-x MB
1 gig Corsair 300 mhx SDRAM
Antec 350 watt power supply
Windows XP

When I don't have Nvidia's drivers installed or I have Hardware acceleration
set to 0 the pc runs fine. With the newest nvidia drivers installed and hw
acceleration set past 0, the computer reboots when I scroll down on a web
page in Internet explorer, (or sometimes when I move a window around on the
desktop).
I have just recently formated the HD and re installed XP. The mem, and the
video card run fine on another MB. Any ideas?
 
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"los" <los@yo.net> wrote in message
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> I recently upgraded some parts of my computer.
>
> I have a leadtek Winfast a350 based on Nvidia 5900 XT 128 meg card,
> AMD 2.6 Barton
> Asus a7v8x-x MB
> 1 gig Corsair 300 mhx SDRAM
> Antec 350 watt power supply
> Windows XP
>
> When I don't have Nvidia's drivers installed or I have Hardware
acceleration
> set to 0 the pc runs fine. With the newest nvidia drivers installed and hw
> acceleration set past 0, the computer reboots when I scroll down on a web
> page in Internet explorer, (or sometimes when I move a window around on
the
> desktop).
> I have just recently formated the HD and re installed XP. The mem, and the
> video card run fine on another MB. Any ideas?

If anyone tells you that the PSU is the problem, ignore them. I have the
same FX card, same board, Thoroughbred 2400, Crucial PC3200 RAM, and an
Enermax 350W PSU, and have no problems at all (running 2 hard drives, DVD,
CD-RW, drive coolers, and 3 case fans). The Antec is a good quality PSU.
Currently I'm running on W2K Pro SP3 with the 56.72 nVidia drivers. I
haven't tried XP yet, but that's going on this week :)

Have you loaded up the Winfox tools? This allows you to put the hardware
monitoring app on the desktop - might be worth checking that your FX
temperature isn't the cause of the problem. Also check the Event Log for any
error messages, there might be something in there suggesting the cause of
the reboots. What soundcard do you have? Have you tried reinstalling DirectX
9b in case there is a corrupt file? What nForce drivers are you using for
the motherboard?

Dan
 
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>
> If anyone tells you that the PSU is the problem, ignore them. I have the
> same FX card, same board, Thoroughbred 2400, Crucial PC3200 RAM, and an
> Enermax 350W PSU, and have no problems at all (running 2 hard drives, DVD,
> CD-RW, drive coolers, and 3 case fans). The Antec is a good quality PSU.
> Currently I'm running on W2K Pro SP3 with the 56.72 nVidia drivers. I
> haven't tried XP yet, but that's going on this week :)
>
> Have you loaded up the Winfox tools? This allows you to put the hardware
> monitoring app on the desktop - might be worth checking that your FX
> temperature isn't the cause of the problem. Also check the Event Log for
any
> error messages, there might be something in there suggesting the cause of
> the reboots. What soundcard do you have? Have you tried reinstalling
DirectX
> 9b in case there is a corrupt file? What nForce drivers are you using for
> the motherboard?
>
> Dan
>
>
I tend to agree with you that my PSU is adequet, as in addition to what I
stated I was using I only have a DVD rom and one additional 160 did hard
drive, my system only has one case fan. I'm searching for a good utility to
tell me the amount of watts that my system is drawing, I got MB monitor and
my power reading are
--Sensor Chip Readings--

Temperature Readout[1] : 31
Temperature Readout[2] : 41
Voltage Readout[1] : 1.696
Voltage Readout[3] : 3.312
Voltage Readout[4] : 4.8495
Voltage Readout[5] : 12.1644
Fan Readout[2] : 4115
Fan Readout[3] : 5625
I don't know how to decipher from the above the total watts being consumed
by my PSU. I just installed winfox and GPU is ok at 38C.
The drivers I have installed for the MB are the VIA_hyperion 4 in 1 V451 as
my chipset is Nothbridge VIA kt400 and Southbridge VIA VT8235.
I have the latest Nvidia drivers instlled (56.72) I'm using the onboard
sound that is on the board, have not reinstalled direc x 9b but the first
install was done just recently, as the whole OS is a brand new install.
 
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"los" <los@yo.net> wrote in message
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> I don't know how to decipher from the above the total watts being consumed
> by my PSU. I just installed winfox and GPU is ok at 38C.
> The drivers I have installed for the MB are the VIA_hyperion 4 in 1 V451
as
> my chipset is Nothbridge VIA kt400 and Southbridge VIA VT8235.

Ah, misread the model number. I have the A7N8X-X which has the nForce2
chipset.

> I have the latest Nvidia drivers instlled (56.72) I'm using the onboard
> sound that is on the board, have not reinstalled direc x 9b but the first
> install was done just recently, as the whole OS is a brand new install.

Do all the tests pass OK in DXDiag? Try disabling the onboard sound and see
if that helps - I can't see why it would should be causing a problem, but I
use a cheap 6ch soundcard.

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> > sound that is on the board, have not reinstalled direc x 9b but the
first
> > install was done just recently, as the whole OS is a brand new install.
>
> Do all the tests pass OK in DXDiag? Try disabling the onboard sound and
see
> if that helps - I can't see why it would should be causing a problem, but
I
> use a cheap 6ch soundcard.
>
> Dan
>
>
I disabled sound, no dice. I installed my old Nvidia Geforce 3 ti200 and the
pc does not crash, but the display looks very bad at 1024x768, the text is
choppy and it flickers. All tests pass in DXdiag with my old card. Have not
tested direct X with the 5900. I may buy another PSU and try that. If the
same thing happens with another psu, then the only thing left that has not
been changed out is the processor.
 
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It was the power supply, the one thing I didn't think was causing this. But
I switched out with a 430 watt and no more crashing.
 
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"los" <los@yo.net> wrote in message
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> It was the power supply, the one thing I didn't think was causing this.
But
> I switched out with a 430 watt and no more crashing.

Strange. Antec PSUs are normally very good, I have a couple here. Now I feel
stupid for saying that the PSU won't have been the problem :\

Dan
 
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> "los" <los@yo.net> wrote in message
> news:bjeqc.13116$zO3.340@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> > It was the power supply, the one thing I didn't think was causing this.
> But
> > I switched out with a 430 watt and no more crashing.
>
> Strange. Antec PSUs are normally very good, I have a couple here. Now I
feel
> stupid for saying that the PSU won't have been the problem :\
>
> Dan
>
>
Don't feel stupid. I was so sure it was not the PSU that I waited around two
weeks for a replacement MB to arrive then spent an entire day ts'ing every
other component. I only switched out the psu because it and the cpu were the
only things left I had not switched out.
 

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"los" <los@yo.net> wrote:
> It was the power supply, the one thing I didn't think was causing this. But
> I switched out with a 430 watt and no more crashing.

You're kidding. What were the specs for the Antec? If it was a
TruePower model, this would be really strange.
 

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"los" <los@yo.net> wrote:
> "Spacker" <news@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote:
> > Strange. Antec PSUs are normally very good, I have a couple here. Now I
> > feel stupid for saying that the PSU won't have been the problem :\
> >
> > Dan
> >
> >
> Don't feel stupid. I was so sure it was not the PSU that I waited around two
> weeks for a replacement MB to arrive then spent an entire day ts'ing every
> other component. I only switched out the psu because it and the cpu were the
> only things left I had not switched out.

If there's any power supply experts out there, I'd be very interested
to hear what voltage rails are most important for Athlon XPs and
GeForce FX line of cards.