ok i just put a radeon 9550 agp 8x for an old, amd athlon 3200+ 2.20GHz xp, with 2 512 ram sticks, 200 BG hard drive
and when i play a game like world of warcraft or full spectrum warrior ten hammers (primary ten hammers)the computers screen gose black then reboots after 5 mins.
i do not know y it is doing this other than it my be the old cpu card not keeping up with the video card, or i am still running it with only 250watts of power. i hope it is just that it is not getting no power but can you help?
Okay one thing that I can think of is that some of the older amd xp motherboards have an agp 1.0 3 volt slot which is not intended for the AGP 4X (1.5V), 8X (0.8v) or Universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (4X/8X).
In less technical terms, the card might pull to much power for the motherboard to handle it or (Cant Provide).
That could be the reason but I dont know what motherboard you have.
The powersupply "might" be the problem also it just depends, that video card doesnt really use much power at all but if you had a 200w powersupply it could possibly be a problem.