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Windows 7: Vid card not running at full x16 speed.

14 Feb 2011   #31
nerotoxen

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

The nuuo is old. I haven't had any problems with it though. I'm deff. going to try it out tonight just to get a feel. One problem is though I don't know how to replicate any of these issues. They seem to be hit or miss. The reason I asked about the psu and the x16 is because the manual says the mobo will automatically pick the correct speed. The only way for me to get my computer back up and running if it does the no post nothing but fans is to leave the whole system off for about 1-5 min. then I can turn it back on like nothing bad happened at all. Sorry I'm not answering these questions quicker I'm at work today lol


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14 Feb 2011   #32
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Looking at the specs of it should be more than enough,

Newegg.com - Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply

One question about it though, how long have you had it? Power supplies can and do degrade over time, and I am finding reviews of that model from back in 2005. If yours is of similar age and been used all along in another build, it may well be time to look at a replacement.
Wattage wise yeah that should be enough to run your system.
As for the possibility of a failing power supply to cause BSOD's and video cards to act up, yeah that’s' possible as well.

You could always purchase a 15-20 buck power supply tester on-line to check the power supply. You could also probably find one at a local computer store.

Outside of that you could just replace the power supply, but that would be a guessing game if you don't test it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nerotoxen View Post
The only way for me to get my computer back up and running if it does the no post nothing but fans is to leave the whole system off for about 1-5 min. then I can turn it back on like nothing bad happened at all. Sorry I'm not answering these questions quicker I'm at work today lol
This is usually an indication of a failing component due to heat; by letting the system rest for a few minutes the system/component cools, which is why you're able to then run the system like nothing after a few minutes if letting the system rest. Something is overheating a component on somewhere. This could also explain why you're getting BSOD's.

Did you get any complete shutdowns?

Try this (to eliminate the 6950 video card) – replace it with your old card and let the system run for a few hours. If you still have issues I would suspect either the motherboard, or power supply.

Since you just got the MB, I would have it replace first, if you still have issue after that, replace the power supply. However as I said before, testing the power supply should tell you if it’s bad.

Let us know.
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14 Feb 2011   #33
nerotoxen

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I just talked with a guy I work with and he's bringing in his psu tester. So I'm bringing in my psu to give it a shot. I've been reading that a failing psu can lead to random bsods and such. I was testing my video card last night with furmark and got another bsod, but I can't even get into windows now. So I just took everything apart and filed an rma with my board. I'll test the psu tomorrow then send out what needs to be sent. Will the psu tester tell me right away? I think it just might be intermittent problems though. I'm hoping it will load it and tell me.

edit: My biggest thing leading me to the psu now is the fact that when I tried to boot several times it would let anything run but the fans. No keyboard no mouse no video.
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14 Feb 2011   #34
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Re-read my post - I added some stuff. And good on getting that PS tested.

Good luck.
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14 Feb 2011   #35
nerotoxen

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks syg, but my temps are just fine. speedfan wise and other programs that tell me the temp. I've never seen my cpu go over 35c my vid card never hit 75c. That was one of my first concerns...
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14 Feb 2011   #36
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

With regards to heat I'm talking electronic components like resistors, capacitors, transistors, etc.... these are the components that make up all the parts in your system like the MB, PS, V-Card, etc.

These components are to prone to overheating if something is wrong with them or they are starting to fail. Temp reading programs don't read those components, and it doesn't take a lot of heat to make them fail. It could simply be a component that's failing prematurely or was bad to begin with.
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14 Feb 2011   #37
nerotoxen

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Very true syg. Is there anyway of even testing that? Haha! I read somewhere to check the capacitors for bubbled heads and the black "goo" from the insides. Honestly I wouldn't even know where to check to begin looking at seeing if the components of the mobo are overheating. ie what the normal temps would be!
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14 Feb 2011   #38
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nerotoxen View Post
I read somewhere to check the capacitors for bubbled heads and the black "goo" from the insides.
That's true about capacitors. Here's an article showing what bad capacitors look like - Silicon Chip Online - Motherboard Capacitor Problem Blows Up. Bear in mind that they could look perfectly fine and still be bad. Yes, if they look like those it's obvious they're bad.

As far as testing, unless you have some know-how in electronics there's no easy way to check them other than physical signs.

I would say if you suspect the MB is bad replace it now, it wouldn't hurt to do so just to be safe.

Other than that that's the best advice I can give. Everything else would be a guess as I don't have your system in front of me.

Good luck.
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14 Feb 2011   #39
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I have this issue on my HP system everytime I update the video drivers, although I've not been able to narrow down the cause.

The way I fix it, each and every time, is to physically remove the video card, and the power to it, and replace it.

I'm not sure if this will help, but I'd definitely remove the drivers, shut down/pwer off, remove the card entirely. Clean the Pci-E slot gently, an old tooth brush will work, replace everything and boot up, install the drivers, restart, and see if that helps.
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14 Feb 2011   #40
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhammstein View Post
I'm not sure if this will help, but I'd definitely remove the drivers, shut down/pwer off, remove the card entirely. Clean the Pci-E slot gently, an old tooth brush will work, replace everything and boot up, install the drivers, restart, and see if that helps.
If you read the entire thread you'd see the OP has basically done what you suggested a few times. Hasn't worked.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhammstein View Post
The way I fix it, each and every time, is to physically remove the video card, and the power to it, and replace it.
You shouldn't have to fix power issues by removing and replacing the video card all the time. The fact that this is necessary says there is a major hardware issue that needs addressing.

In short – under normal operating conditions, that step isn’t a requirement.
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