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Old 03-15-04, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default Insufficient Power Supply???

I had a bizarre experience with all drivers beginning with version 45 (yes, I downloaded it right next to the 46.20s).
Unreal Tournament 2003 was badly affected by this. As soon as the game starts, there are HUGE slowdowns turning the game into a slideshow (and a slow one at that). The image freezes for a few seconds every two frames until it locks up completely. This happens both in Linux and Windows (with 5x.xx detonator series). I'm stuck with 44.96 drivers and kernel 2.4 until I find a cure for this.
I switched my GF5900 with my old Ti4600 and the problem disappeared (so it's not related to memory or MoBo).
My current power supply is 420Watts, and I keep wondering if that could be the problem. I already disconnected everything I could (except the CPU fan and the hard disks) and the problem seems to take a tiny bit longer to happen.

MSI CD-RW
AOpen DVD-ROM
Internal IOmega ZIP 100
Two Seagate SATA drives
Four case fans (including the CPU one)
Pixelview GF 5900 256 MB
Samsung Flat Monitor

Please help me!
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Old 03-15-04, 11:30 PM   #2
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Sounds a lot like my problem! You were not specific, but if you were running kernel 2.6 when this happened, could you check your kernel logs and see if you were getting pci_badness messages? Does it happen in UT2k4 also?

Here's my post on the problem: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...threadid=25583

I've also filed a bugzilla report at icculus.org:
https://bugzilla.icculus.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1364
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Old 03-16-04, 12:54 AM   #3
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I don't have more specifics here.
It happens with 2.4 kernels AND Windows!!
I haven't tried kernel 2.6 How can I check the pci in kernel 2.4?
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Old 03-16-04, 01:03 AM   #4
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Oh, okay then. The error message that I was talking about is kernel 2.6 only. Do you get any error messages in your UT2k4 logs? There should be a file called UT2004.log (I think it's the same for 2k3, but I'm not sure). Does it happen in Windows using OpenGL or DirectX or both?
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I'll check UT2004's log. I hope the demos has it.
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