Hi I recently upgraded my computers power supply from the 250w I have been using this whole time with 8600 GTS graphics card. But the card must have been running at half performance the whole time and not said anything untill I updated my driver. Now Everytime I I turn on my computer I get a message that I have insufficient power.
So I took my computer to Best Buy and they installed an Antec 500 Watt psu with dual 12v rails and I thought that would do the trick.
I get home fire up the computer and get the same message.
I called back to the store and another woman answered not the guy who put it in he was on break. She said I might need a 650w? A 650w? I though 500w would be good enough, this is where I need your help guys I don't know enough to really know if a 650w is the problem or if the psu is enough and not connected propery, even though I watched him connect it.
This is the message exactly.
NVIDIA Power Warning
Your NVIDIA graphics card is not receiving sufficient power. As a result, the graphics card has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operation.
To remedy the problem. ensure that your NVIDIA graphics card has the supplemental power connector attached.
I paid the guy 45 bucks for the service charge so the Supplemental power connector should be attached.
Could you guys please give me any clues what the problem may be, I am not tech savey so please talk to me like I am special Ed. Thanks!
Acer Aspire E380
Operating System: Vista 32bit
CPU Speed: AMD athalon(tm) 64 X2 Duel Core Processor 4400+
Harddrive space: 145 GB
RAM Memory: 2.00 GB
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 8600 GTS
Capture Card: ?
Standalone DVD Player: ?
Desktop DVD Recorder: ?
Other: Antec 500w Psu
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