Hi all, bought a sparkle 9600 GT the other day to use with the dual outputs so I can use my PC monitor for work at my desk and watch movies on my TV in bed.
I installed it on my MSI K9VGM-V mobo and hooked up both screens to the outputs. It ran ok for about an hour then the power just cut out, just leaving the power light flashing, and the machine refused to turn back on again.
I tried an ATX reset+got power back but that didn't seem to make the machine run any longer than before. Thinking it might be a power supply problem I swapped it (450w) for another one I had in the house (550w) and the problem occurred again.
After swapping the power supplies over again I got power so decided to remove the card before it did it again and just went back to using the onboard GPU.
SHortly after, my PC wouldn't boot to windi=ows and I had to reinstall Windows XP for some reason - not sure if they're connected or not,
Just wondering if anyone has any idea as to what's causing this as it's annoying, and I want to watch movies on my big screen ;-)
My system is:
AMD 64x2 4800+ 2.5GHz processor
MSI K9VGM-V mobo
2GB RAM (although 128MB of this is taken up by the onboard GPU)
The card also is PCI 2.0 if that helps