BeyRevRa

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I am gonna post this in this forum and in the video card forum. I recently got a 6800 GT. Ever since said purchase I have had this issue where Core Center (I have an MSI MOBO) alarms, and pops up. There are these measurements that appear to be voltages but they look like gibberish to me and the one that lights up says "+12v." When the alarm sounds, the reading is normally around "10.5v". Currently it is at 12.26v. What does this mean? What do I change? My current power supply is a 480 watt thermaltake silent boost so I don't think this is the issue unless it's defective. If anyone can make out what exactly this means it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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If it's telling the truth, then your power supply is either faulty or just plain inadequate. To be honest, I would expect you to have stability problems if your supply is <i>that</i> insufficient.

I would say turn the monitoring software off (or turn that Voltage alarm off at least), and if it's stable, don't worry about it...

If it crashes often - especially when gaming or other intensive tasks - then I would suspect the power supply first.

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ChipDeath

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Surely he'd get a warning in some form if that was the case? I know I did when I forgot to plug in the one on my 9800Pro (think it was actually displayed on the screen - "auxiliary power not connected" or something).

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BeyRevRa

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Yea, I definately have that plugged in. I forgot to mention the fact that when it happens the screen gets these green lines all over it, so its legit. I just don't understand... is 480w not enough? Its just about a brand new PSU, and most of the time it runs fine. Does that mean its just faulty? If so, what is a suggested power supply as a replacement?

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BeyRevRa

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I don't even know what that is, where can I get that? Downloads.com?

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Sapphire 9800Pro (VGA Silencer Rev3) @418/742
 

Crashman

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It could be defective. Even the most solid power supply companies (Fortron Source...companies that use Fortron internals, etc) have been known to occasionally release a defective unit.

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