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Thread: WTF.. Graphics card gobbling up energy..?

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    tralalala's Avatar The Almighty
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    Well, bought an ATI graphics card, connected it up and all is good and well apart from one thing - My CD burner won't work any more (all burning processes fail with a Track Following Error).

    Could this mean that the graphics card is using up too much power and that the CD burner can't get enough to finish (or even start) any burning process? What can be done about this?


    Thanks.

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    k_ichigo's Avatar like.no.other BT Rep: +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30
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    idk if wat u said is the reason but if its that

    disconnect grafix card and try burning
    if it works u mite just have to get a power supply that supports momre watts

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    Specs homeboy? What PSU do you have? Might even be a faulty cable too you know. If you do disconnect the GFX card does it burn correctly or what?

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    tralalala's Avatar The Almighty
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    If I disconnect the GFX card, how will I see anything on the screen?

    Specs:

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    Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name RAFI-18B01231E1 (Rafi)
    User Name Rafi the Great
    Logon Domain RAFI-18B01231E1
    Date / Time 2008-10-28 / 22:25

    Motherboard
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 530, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
    Motherboard Name Asus P5P800S (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Breeds Hill i848P
    System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type AMI (11/03/04)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Bluetooth Communications Port (COM13)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 3850 (512 MB)
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 3850 (512 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI RV670 Pro
    Monitor Samsung SyncMaster 710M/710V/MagicSyncMaster CX701BM/CX711BM [17" LCD] (H9NX405513)

    Multimedia
    Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1888 @ Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

    Storage
    IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
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    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive WDC WD1600JD-00HBB0 (149 GB, IDE)
    Disk Drive WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0 (298 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L (DVD+R9:10x, DVD-R9:10x, DVD+RW:20x/8x, DVD-RW:20x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
    Optical Drive SL7424P UPT201S SCSI CdRom Device
    Optical Drive SL7424P UPT201S SCSI CdRom Device
    Optical Drive SL7424P UPT201S SCSI CdRom Device
    Optical Drive SL7424P UPT201S SCSI CdRom Device
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions
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    F: (NTFS) 122558 MB (5674 MB free)
    Total Size 447.1 GB (30.2 GB free)

    Input
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    Primary IP Address 10.0.0.1
    Primary MAC Address 00-0B-6B-01-29-CD
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    Network Adapter Bluetooth LAN Access Server Driver - Packet Scheduler Miniport
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    USB Device Broadcom 2045 Bluetooth 2.0 USB-UHE Device
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    USB Device Generic USB Hub
    USB Device Intel(r) PC Camera CS110 #6
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    DMI BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
    DMI BIOS Version 1001.013
    DMI System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
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    DMI System Version To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    DMI System Serial Number To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    DMI System UUID 9CAB1AAC-CC53D911-953CAB40-AD3E8E70
    DMI Motherboard Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    DMI Motherboard Product P5P800S
    DMI Motherboard Version Rev 1.xx
    DMI Motherboard Serial Number MB-1234567890
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    DMI Chassis Asset Tag Asset-1234567890
    DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
    DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 2 / 0

    Problems & Suggestions
    Problem Disk free space is only 6% on drive E:.
    Problem Disk free space is only 5% on drive F:.

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    k_ichigo's Avatar like.no.other BT Rep: +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30
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    lol good point, but doesn't the mother board have like an integrated graphic card.

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    tralalala's Avatar The Almighty
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    Hmm I did get the PC with a graphics card already installed (though got rid of it now that I have the new one), so no idea how I'd go about doing what you suggested.. Am positive though that the burner worked before the GFX card was installed..

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    I assume you're using Nero?

    Here's what Nero has to say:

    Track following error

    This error message appears for one of the following reasons:

    * The CD Writer has problems writing on the CD-R/RW. Please resort to another brand mark of CD-R/RW. Please ask the vendor of your CD burner for recommended brands of CD-R/RW. You will also find information in problematic CD-R/RW.
    * The power supply of your computer is not providing enough power.
    * You are using an external device. Please check the power supply and for test purposes install the burner in the computer.
    * Numerous graphics cards require a lot of power. The same goes for numerous CPUs and some hard disks.
    * The mains cable or the plug is defective. Please use another plug cable for test purposes.
    * The computer vibrates to such an extent that the laser can not stay in the track. In particular if a CD-ROM drive is being used as the read drive.
    * The device has become hot - only operate in cool conditions.
    * If you have one of the following CD writers:


    Grundig CDR100IPW, HP 4020, Kodak CDR240, Mitsubishi CDVR2X4, Mitsumi CD-R CR-2401TS, Philips CDD2000, Plasmon CDR4220, Plasmon RF4100, Plasmon RF4102, Wearnes CDR-432
    or are using one of the following:
    HP 6020, Mitsubishi CDVR2X6, Mitsubishi CDVR, Philips CDD2600, Wearnes CDR-632P

    then it could be a case of the well-known grease problem. In particular if the error has only been occurring recently. Other CD Writer are also affected, in which it may help to grease the axles with silicon grease (Warning: We don't guarantee anything!) Further information on this is available.

    If your CD burner is in the first group, go to http://village.flashnet.it/~fn023975/cdd2000.html (Information on how to fix
    the Philips CDD2000 'Spring problem'). Users report that firmware 1.25 reduces the problem.

    If your CD burner is in the second group: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/6893/fix.htm

    * The lens of the write laser is dirty.
    * The CD-R itself is not clean or is of bad quality. In particular if writing with 8x, conditions like this become noticeable.
    * If 80 minute CD-Rs are being used, then the cause can be that the track distance is too small, on the limit of the specification. It is possible that you are using a CD Writer , which has problems writing on these.
    * Older driver versions of the file CDR4VSD.VXD (driver from Easy CD) also cause the above mentioned error message
    * The error message can also occur if the CD Writer has not been set up correctly. Please set the system settings as described in recommended settings .
    * One case is known in which the error message appeared after exchanging the motherboard. After newly setting up the motherboard (including formatting), the problem was solved.
    * Or there is a hardware problem.
    It's a long list, but you may see something familiar there.



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    tralalala's Avatar The Almighty
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    Seen that list.. Am guessing it's the power supply, but how can I be sure? And if it is, what is the easiest (and cheapest) way to solve it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tralalala View Post
    Seen that list.. Am guessing it's the power supply, but how can I be sure? And if it is, what is the easiest (and cheapest) way to solve it?
    Disconnect something other than teh graphics card.
    Basically just disconnect everything from the pc that isn't needed for it to boot.

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    k_ichigo's Avatar like.no.other BT Rep: +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30BT Rep +30
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    it mite not be relevant, but try like a different version of nero...an older one perhaps. u never kno.
    Last edited by k_ichigo; 10-28-2008 at 10:36 PM.

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