geforce 6600 incompatible with my mobo??

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  1. adnandcs

    adnandcs Member

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    hi there

    I bought an inno3d geforce 6600 128 mb agp card but having a strange problem

    i installed the card into my system ..and the system hangs during POST ( where it is supposed to display the list of IDEs )

    nothing seemed to work ... however the system wasnt totally stuck, I mean presing the TAB key displayed my mobo's logo ..

    and delete key wud say go -> setup .. but it never did anything .. not even went in to bios setup

    I reset the CMOS and the system ran fine until I set the bios settings to high performance default values .. similar problem arrived again ..

    i eventually figured out that only when i turn the DRAM timings settings from ultra to fast .. the card runs fine .. no other settings seem to affect it though

    wierdest problem I've ever had with a gfx card ,, I also tried a 350w generic PSU ... and also tried removing all the peripherals .. but no luck

    the card wont run at DRAM timings set to ultra ...

    My friends 6600gt runs just fine on his 300w generic psu whilst his system is far more power hungry than mine . ( p4 2.8 prescott ) .. I even tried putting in his 6600gt .. same problem .. looks like its something to do with my setup..

    by the way .. wud i get a lot of performance difference if i manage to run my system at ultra DRAM settings ?
    ( i benched the card .. and got 4550 3dmark2k3 .. do u think its a fair enuf score on my setup ? ) I wonder it wud be even better if DRAM is set to ultra ..

    and has anyone else experieneced a similar kind of problem ?
     
  2. zigiman124

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    Did u plug in the extra power line?
     
  3. JJLoke

    JJLoke Master Guru

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    i dun think there is an extra power adpater on the card. mine is the same brand and model as his
     
  4. bug77

    bug77 Banned

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    I'd say the memory is the problem, not the card. But as far as performace is concerned, you shouldn't be able to see any difference. Just game on, dude.
     

  5. adnandcs

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    Yeah I dont think I c much of a difference in performance .. I scored ~4700 3dmark2k3 and at 400/600 the score was ~5700

    and yes my card doesnt require any additional power connector .. only 6600GTs have this ..

    bug77 .. y do u think the mem is causing the issue ?? If it were faulty or something .. It should not have been working along with my pervious AGP that was 9550XT
     
  6. adnandcs

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    Yeah I dont think I c much of a difference in performance .. I scored ~4700 3dmark2k3 and at 400/600 the score was ~5700 ( on 76.45 BETA included in the driver CD provided by Inno3d)

    and yes my card doesnt require any additional power connector .. only 6600GTs have this ..

    bug77 .. y do u think the mem is causing the issue ?? If it were faulty or something .. It should not have been working along with my pervious AGP that was 9550XT
     
  7. TheGamer

    TheGamer Maha Guru

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    its just that your ram at ultra seeting is getting under more strain than it can handle(maybe this ultra setting works with only slower vga output)
     
  8. Imhotep

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    My video has the extra power connector.
     
  9. adnandcs

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    ok I will check if changing RAMs can do the trick .. but i think i m using a quality RAM .. and btw .. I forgot to mention that I even tried lowering down the RAM speed .. set it to 266 and with ultra settings .. it still hangs ...

    anyone recommends playing around with the voltages ??

    my current voltage settings are .. 1.7 for AGP and 2.7 for RAM

    @imhotep: urs is pci-e or something ?? I though none of the agp versions of 6600 require additional power as their clocks are pretty low
     

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