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post #1 of 14
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So I've had my machine for a while now, happily (and safely) overclocked and now it's beginning to do some awkward things, even when I set the bios back to "stock" settings.

1) It will randomly just shut down.
2) NVidia desktop manager tells me one of my 6800gts isn't getting "adequate power," and turns it either off or lowers the performance settings on it.
3) I can no longer do a Start->Shut down, it just freezes. I've been hard-shutting-down my system for about a month now.

Any ideas as to what the problem(s) are, and any possible solutions? +rep given, as always to helpful insight!
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post #2 of 14
From the first two symptoms it seems to me that your PSU is starting to take a dump on you. Do you know what the voltage being supplied to your board is?
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post #3 of 14
Yup, sounds like a PSU problem. You could check all your connections to make sure they're tight, but you'll probably need to get a new one.
post #4 of 14
I had the same problem!!!It seemed to be caused by the 77.72 drivers I was using at the time. Once I tried different drivers, all was well.

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post #5 of 14
i agree but try using different 4pin molex connecters and make sure it doesnt branch off to anything else just that graphics card same with the other card u have there make sure 2 seperate 4 pin molexs just connecting to the video card on both. if that doesnt work then... well u gotta spend 100+ dollars on a sli psu lol that must suck
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Right, so I installed new Forceware (81.98) among other drivers, and it seems to be working dead-on!

Howevever, NVidia manager only shows that I have PCI-E 8x instead of 16x. I can only "slide" up to 8x in the anti-aliasing settings, etc. Is there a way to make use of all my 16x?
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post #7 of 14
i don't think nothing much uses 16x bandwith....i'm not sure actually
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Well, it decided to crap out on me again. I'm going to completely take apart my rig and re-rewire it to see if maybe the connectors are the problem. I installed the newest drivers (video and the chipset-AMD 16x ones) and hopefully this will solve the problem - I don't think it's a PSU issue.
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Originally Posted by Neale
Right, so I installed new Forceware (81.98) among other drivers, and it seems to be working dead-on!

Howevever, NVidia manager only shows that I have PCI-E 8x instead of 16x. I can only "slide" up to 8x in the anti-aliasing settings, etc. Is there a way to make use of all my 16x?
That motherboard only supports 8x PCI-E in SLI mode, it will run 16x in single mode.
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post #10 of 14
Have you tried uping the vcore. I was having the SOME problems you are talking about and they have stopped since I upped the vcore
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