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    Default Gainward HD4850 Golden Sample problem...

    Hello guys,
    This is the spec for my rig.

    AMD X2 6000+
    Gigabyte 780g s2h
    Gainward HD4850 Golden Sample
    1TB Western Digital Sata2
    4GB DDR2 800 Kingston
    Ifician 500Watt True PSU

    Ive installed Crysis and The Settlers - Rise of an Empire, when I double click to play the game, just a few seconds after that, my PC auto-reboot itself. Its happened when I'm using Vista 64bit and Vista 32bit. Ive used 8.6, 8.7 and 8.8 CCC and still auto reboot. Hotfix already installed but still no luck. The funny things is, COD 4 and The Movie is working and no problem at all. I have decided to use XP32bit and all four games working. My PC didnt auto reboot at all. So its seem like something is not working with Vista. Please advise me. Thanks and I really appreciate.

    p/s: I dont think it related with overheat because it only happened with certain games only and XP of course..

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    Default Re: Gainward HD4850 Golden Sample problem...

    Have you tried running the game in XP Mode in vista?

    You do have Added MCH voltage for your 4GB of ram right?

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    Default Re: Gainward HD4850 Golden Sample problem...

    Thanks for your suggestion. Running XP mode in Vista, done but still no luck. MCH voltage? do i need too? because i'm not OC anything... I got some news that a lot of HD4850 GS owners having the same problem. Very good card but might be software still unstable.. gosh, really want to try crysis using this card..

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    Default Re: Gainward HD4850 Golden Sample problem...

    Well since you hear other having issues it could just be the card.

    Yes you need to add MCH voltage for 2x2GB of ram with or without overclocking.

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    Default Re: Gainward HD4850 Golden Sample problem...

    Hello,

    still no luck.. strange, now I need to use XP64 bit to play Crysis, so sad cannot use DX10 to feel the full performance of this card... Just got email from support team gainward, they gonna investigate this problem..

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    Default Re: Gainward HD4850 Golden Sample problem...

    Hello, I have a similar problem with my new gainwrad hd4850 Gs, is overheating i don't know why, because my max temp for this gpu is 68-69 degrees.
    Tomorow I will send the card to the warranty.
    How did you resolve the problem?

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    Default Re: Gainward HD4850 Golden Sample problem...

    Hi there,

    I'm posting also because to me the problem is the card even don't allow the PC to boot under the bios when the screen is connected.

    The only way I found was to install everything with the IGP (MB : GA-EG45M-DS2H) let the PC reboot without screen and then only connect the screen (Old 15" CRT VGA before 26" DVI FullHD Ordered but delivery last ...).

    Do I need to add some voltage for the PCIe bus ? Is it possible ? Is it Southbridge or Northbridge ? I'll try the different settings I found over the forum and keep you informed. (Not in front of my PC now)

    Thanks anyway,

    Cheers Frédéric.


    Edit:

    Solution found, Plastic protection of the card was hitting against the SATA connectors and card wasn't inserted fully in the PCIe slot.

    Removed the protection and now it works fine.
    Last edited by Fredjke; 12-03-2008 at 03:05 PM.

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