View Full Version : Installing New Video Card

08-31-06, 07:18 PM
Alright, so I just bought an Apollo geforce 6800 128mb card in replace of my old ti 4200. Now, the power supply im currently using is a 115V/230V 180W/280W. When I switch on my computer with the new video card, I get a loud, constant beep. I believe this is because my card isnt getting enough power. It says that it can take a minimum 250W, while 300W is reccomended. Currently my power supply is set to 115V. Would switching it to 230V help? Or will this just fry my motherboard or something :/
Any help would be great.

08-31-06, 07:22 PM
It would just fry everything in your computer....

08-31-06, 07:27 PM
You DO have a 4 pin molex plugged into the card right?

08-31-06, 07:29 PM
That switch on the power supply is for the input voltage. Different places around the world have different amount of voltage coming through wall outlets.