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aaahhh52
05-16-04, 01:31 PM
well yesterday i added 2 fans to my case, since then i keep getting the nvidia sentinel saying there is no power to the card, so i unplug the fans and a few other fans and it still doesn't help, and everytime the nvidia sentinel comes up in multiplyes on my screen until i have about 300 proccess running in the task manager, and sometimes it will crash my pc also :retard: i don't think its my psu, because right now i'm using less power then ever and it still dont' work, So R.I.P untill i can figure out what is wrong 5950, so in goes the mx440 64 mb >_<

*Btw yes i have tried the obvious liek tightning the plugs, and rewiring on differnt circuits, but still a no go

Nutty
05-16-04, 01:38 PM
What PSU do you have ?

aaahhh52
05-16-04, 01:40 PM
Raidmax 420W

zer0xp
05-16-04, 02:32 PM
That happened to me with my 5900 Non ultra also... Sentinel just kept coming up and wouldnt go away.. Unfortunately, my card died.. your psu should do the job though... how many hard drives do you have? optical drives? fans? etc?

aaahhh52
05-16-04, 02:33 PM
1 HD 1 cd drive 1 dvd drive, and 5 case fans

Lfctony
05-16-04, 02:37 PM
Try it on another system before the burial.

aaahhh52
05-16-04, 02:39 PM
not a bad idea, i got an old stock dell sitting around somewhere, i might try that, nextweekend cause right now i'm to tired and i got school tommorow, but this sucks i was supposed to be in a benchmarking contest on wednesday :retard:

zer0xp
05-16-04, 02:49 PM
That's gotta suck... :\
those Fans have LED's in them?? cuz with that setup there's no way you can be runing anywhere near full load.

aaahhh52
05-16-04, 02:54 PM
yeah there L.E.D well 3 of them are anyway, does the gfx card have to have a dedicated molex going to it, or can there be a few other things connected to it

zer0xp
05-16-04, 02:56 PM
try giving it a dedicated molex... Also... you did shut down before you unplugged/plugged the fans... right...? ;)

aaahhh52
05-16-04, 02:57 PM
i'll try the molex, and yes i shut it down :retard: :p

zer0xp
05-16-04, 03:07 PM
lol i ask cause i was so excited to put something on the front of my case one day, i didnt bother shutting down before taking off the front of my case, i just unplugged the power for the light at the front and my video card fan died.. :X lol oops (not my 5900, btw)
Anyway. I would say trying the 5950 in another pc would be the best thing to do, until then, try to stay calm :| . From my experience with this problem, trying it in another pc worked. Then when it came back to my pc, same problem. Sent it back to the other pc, and it had the problem. so :( lol. Good luck, report back with results. :)

aaahhh52
05-16-04, 03:18 PM
yeah i will, i probably won't mess with it till next weekend cause of school

beckman
05-16-04, 03:50 PM
With your 5 fans you do put a lot of demand on your 12V line. And I searched the internet and it seem only to support 13A on the 12V line which is by far all to little really. That PSU is sure cheap but there is a reason for it ;)

Try disconnection all fans you donĀ“t really need. Lower your overclock if any. Lower your CPU voltage and see what you come up with.

CoSWill
05-16-04, 06:26 PM
I had that happen to me with a brand new 5900XT. The only way I was able to get it stable was to give it a dedicated molex. If one doesn't work try another. I had to move some connectors around to get power to my fans and such but it finally worked. Some of these Nvidia cards are picky.

ricercar
05-17-04, 07:51 PM
I've seen that dialogue about insufficient power appear on two different 5900 Ultra systems due to heat buildup. Nothing to do with power. I could boot without the hundreds of dialogues by leaving my cases open and aiming a room fan into the box.

While I doubt you changed the power characteristics of your system by adding two fans, you obviously changed the airflow with two fans. You may have created a dead spot at the gfx card with _less_ circulation than before.

Before you give up, try the 5950 with the case open and a room fan blowing into the case.

zer0xp
05-17-04, 07:55 PM
i have never heard of that before, but even though it sounds odd, I think it's a possible cause for the 100s of popups.... Most of the time when i got my popups, i was playing a game... Unfortunately, sentinel chose to shut down my video card fan, not helping the situation if it were heat :P
Anyway, i would definately give that a try if i were you... nice "find" ricercar.

aaahhh52
05-17-04, 08:30 PM
well i'm willing to try anything at this point, but i have uninstalled those 2 fans that made it stop working

Scott@Bjorn3D
05-18-04, 07:33 AM
Try another power supply. I have a RAIDMAX case we tested that came with a 450Watt RAIDMAX power supply. My 5900U keep getting the power messages.

I installed a Antec 400Watt and all the problems went away. Running 5 case fans, 2 80GB Hitachi SATA on NVRAID, nForce2 Ultra 400GB, 1GB of Corsair TwinX, Barton 2500 and the 5900U.

aaahhh52
05-18-04, 02:37 PM
Try another power supply. I have a RAIDMAX case we tested that came with a 450Watt RAIDMAX power supply. My 5900U keep getting the power messages.

I installed a Antec 400Watt and all the problems went away. Running 5 case fans, 2 80GB Hitachi SATA on NVRAID, nForce2 Ultra 400GB, 1GB of Corsair TwinX, Barton 2500 and the 5900U.

hmm interesting...

garikfox
05-18-04, 09:02 PM
I to use a RAIDMaX 400W wrks great. :)