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Windows 7: i think my brand new VIDEO CARD is broken

29 Jul 2009   #41
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Your welcome, good choice , I'm sure you will very happy with it, are you fitting it yourself?


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29 Jul 2009   #42
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

fitting ? by that.. do you mean putting all the wirings and stuff ?
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29 Jul 2009   #43
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I meant installing it and connecting it all up.
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29 Jul 2009   #44
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'll leave it to the guys at the pchub




Just found out that they have a Corsair 1000HX... maybe if I could return the Cougar PSU and add Php 4,000 - (around 80$) to buy the Corsair 1000HX..
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31 Jul 2009   #45
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

the guys at pchub told me it was driver issues doing the problem..
they installed the latest drivers for my vidcards and until now my monitor is working fine... but after i restarted my computer *after a really long project render* one of the video cards went undetected again..

and another thing.. im running 32bit windows 7 build 7264..
Windows tells me that I have 6.00GB installed but only 2.00GB is usable..
any ideas ?

EDIT:
would installing x64 OS resolve this issue ? (the ram & video card issue)
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31 Jul 2009   #46
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
the guys at pchub told me it was driver issues doing the problem..
they installed the latest drivers for my vidcards and until now my monitor is working fine... but after i restarted my computer *after a really long project render* one of the video cards went undetected again..

and another thing.. im running 32bit windows 7 build 7264..
Windows tells me that I have 6.00GB installed but only 2.00GB is usable..
any ideas ?

EDIT:
would installing x64 OS resolve this issue ? (the ram & video card issue)
Absolutely, x64 for sure because you can only read 4 Gigs with x86 and you have 2 Gigs of Dedicated Video RAM as well, so that only leaves 2 Gigs of system RAM out of the 6 Gigs usable.

The guys you took the system to, are they the same people who built it for you, because they sound like a bunch of idiots and I take it you didn't get the PSU you said you were going to get, if not I would seriously consider it because you will struggle without it. Did you mention the PSU to them, what was their response?
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31 Jul 2009   #47
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Absolutely, x64 for sure because you can only read 4 Gigs with x86 and you have 2 Gigs of Dedicated Video RAM as well, so that only leaves 2 Gigs of system RAM out of the 6 Gigs usable.

The guys you took the system to, are they the same people who built it for you, because they sound like a bunch of idiots and I take it you didn't get the PSU you said you were going to get, if not I would seriously consider it because you will struggle without it. Did you mention the PSU to them, what was their response?
yes they built my rig.. but i chose my parts....obviously i asked them if my PSU could handle all the "stuff" i've put in.. (since my first PSU choice was only a cougar700CM series 700watts, they suggested that going for 1000watts would be better)

and yes i have mentioned the PSU issue.. i even showed this thread......
the tech there told me that there is no v12 rails (or whatever it is he said) connected on my cards

(he said the 1000 watts would be enough and for me to try plugging my rig directly on an outlet... which i didnt try because a powershortage might rupture my system...)

and yeah i didnt get the supposedly better PSU since im short on cash
and i think they most likely wont allow me to exchange my crap PSU with a better one and pay for the remaining balance..
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31 Jul 2009   #48
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

my rig is still working fine.. (with only one video card) but without SLI enabled which is what i really need at the moment for rendering.. and modelling my project...

I'll try putting x64 on my system after downloading it and maybe some miracle would happen
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31 Jul 2009   #49
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Absolutely, x64 for sure because you can only read 4 Gigs with x86 and you have 2 Gigs of Dedicated Video RAM as well, so that only leaves 2 Gigs of system RAM out of the 6 Gigs usable.

The guys you took the system to, are they the same people who built it for you, because they sound like a bunch of idiots and I take it you didn't get the PSU you said you were going to get, if not I would seriously consider it because you will struggle without it. Did you mention the PSU to them, what was their response?

so the reason my system is still kinda slow is because im running the wrong platform for my rig ?
would upgrading to x64 really boost the performance ?
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31 Jul 2009   #50
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

The PSU you suggested to them was actually a better one for you then the one they told you to get, the one they told you to get has 6x12 Volt rails so you divide the 1000 Watts into 6 and that gives about 160 watts per 12 V Rail, where as the 700 Watt you originally wanted only had 2x12 Volt Rails giving you 350 Watts for each 12 Volt Rail, looking at the specs they give you on their site it states you get 30 Amps on each 12v rail.


This is from the product website.

Quote:
Features

  • Supports the newest specifications of ATX12V & EPS12V
  • nVIDIA SLI and CrossFire Certified
  • Extremly Low Noise level at < 23dB
  • Ultra Quiet 140mm fan with thermal control function
  • Created for usage with current and next generation multi core CPU and GPU platforms
  • 80plus® Bronze certified
  • Meets Energy Star requirement - Standby (Off mode) <2W, Sleep mode < 4W
  • High efficiency: Up to 87%
  • Two independent and stable +12V rails promote the best performance to gamers
  • High-end industrial grade capacitors provide more electrical power storage to promote higher efficiency and longer product lifespan
  • With Active-PFC (PF>0.99) at 100% loading and Universal AC input (100-240Vac Full Range)
  • Modular cable design allows you to detach connectors freely and use only the cables you need
  • Smart plug design: cable connectors are designed to connect to their proper input only
  • Full Protection: OCP, SCP, OVP, UVP, OPP
  • Safety and EMI certified: CB, TUV, CE, UL, cUL, FCC, MIC, BSMI
  • 20+4 Main power connector
  • 6x Peripheral connectors
  • 1x Floppy connector
  • 1x EPS 12V connector (8 pin)
  • 6x SATA connectors
  • 2x PCI-E connectors (6 pin)
  • 2x 8 pin PCI-E connectors (6+2pin)
Dimension : 150 (W) x 140 (L) x 86 (H)cm

Warranty: One Year

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HEC Group USA | COUGAR700CM


So they told you your Graphics Cards weren't connected to a 12v rail, if that's true I would very worried, when you removed your card yesterday was there a 6 pin power connector going to each of the cards?


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