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post #1 of 14
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Just installed a X-Fi and am loving the sound quality coming off it. However at the expense of my graphical pleasure...

The Display is stuck at 800x600 4 bit color! The minute I take out the X-Fi the display is perfectly normal. I have a good feeling this X-Fi has stolen the power from the 7800GS hence why its not displaying properly.

I've separated them onto different rails and unplugged an optical drive but still no good. Would increasing the agp voltage a bit help?
post #2 of 14
I think you need a new power supply, but thats just my humble opinion.
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Seems right since you're only using a 480W PSU, what are the rated Amps on the PSU. If it's less than 25A then you need a new PSU, typically while runnig some high powered equipment 32A+ total on 1 or 2 rails is recommended
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Mauguai these are 2 good PSU's both rated @ 2 x 12v 20a rails (40a total)

Enermax liberty 400w

Tagan TG430 430w

Both very good money to performance ratio
    
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post #5 of 14
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28a for 12v 48a for +5v 28a for +3.3v

I was hoping there would be a solution other than a new PSU
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Im running all my gear on a PSU with a 17a 12v rail, have you tried a diffrent PCI slot?
    
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by cokker
Im running all my gear on a PSU with a 17a 12v rail, have you tried a diffrent PCI slot?
But your computer isnt exactly a power house. His computer requires a lot more power, therefore i still believe it is the PSU.
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post #8 of 14
Run the X-FI in the third PCI slot down. If it still happens, reinstall graphics drivers when the X-FI is installed.
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post #9 of 14
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I've tried the 2nd & 3rd slot before making this thread (1st is blocked by 7800GS) 4 & 5 are still free.

I'll try the driver reinstall, although it works flawlessly the minute i take away the X-Fi
post #10 of 14
did you disable and uninstall the LIVE! card yet?
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