missing Auxiliary Power?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by quantumburnz, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. quantumburnz

    quantumburnz Guest

    Wow, so this is a completely new error message to me, I've never seen
    anything like this before. I found it in my System event log. Is this
    really telling me my power supply sucks?

    Source: nv
    Category: none
    Event ID: 111
    Silent Running: HW clock slowdown due to missing Auxiliary Power.
     
    quantumburnz, Mar 7, 2006
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    DP Guest

    You're not on a laptop, right?
     
    DP, Mar 7, 2006
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  3. quantumburnz

    quantumburnz Guest

    Nope, deffinately a desktop with a P4 630 (3.0 Ghz) and 1GB RAM with a 300W
    ATX Allied Power Supply.
     
    quantumburnz, Mar 7, 2006
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  4. quantumburnz

    John Barnes Guest

    I have seen a similar warning when the video card (Nvidia) is slowed (I get
    this occasionally when the temperature in the computer room is low and I use
    a hair dryer thru one of the fan ports for about 1 manure to warm it up.
    Works for me and avoids the message. The Auxiliary power cable is plugged
    into the motherboard. I previously upgraded from a 430w ps to a 600w ps and
    that made no difference.
     
    John Barnes, Mar 7, 2006
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  5. quantumburnz

    John Barnes Guest

    Just to clarify, the SLI auxiliary video power cable is plugged in
    (required, even though I don't have a second video card) and I warm it up
    before I turn on the computer. Never have the message when it has been
    warmed.
     
    John Barnes, Mar 7, 2006
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  6. quantumburnz

    Martin S. Guest

    Did you plug the power directly into the power connector on the video card,
    if available?
     
    Martin S., Mar 7, 2006
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  7. quantumburnz

    quantumburnz Guest

    Haha, how funny. I'm looking at the video card right now and apparently I
    forgot to plug the power to the video card back in, I've been working on
    another computer and I switched out the video card. I guess I forgot to
    plug it back in, thanks!
     
    quantumburnz, Mar 7, 2006
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  8. quantumburnz

    Martin S. Guest

    Glad it's working now! :)

     
    Martin S., Mar 8, 2006
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  9. Wow! That's a new one, never yet heard of warming up the internals. Must try
    that once, I get those messages too once in a while, mostly (not always)
    when booting in the morning. Always thought I'd too many devices plugged in
    from one outlet. Just today I put the PC's power cord in it's own outlet!

    Thanks for the note about the PSU, that may save me an upgrade.

    Tony. . .
     
    Tony Sperling, Mar 8, 2006
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  10. quantumburnz

    John Barnes Guest

    That is when I have to warm mine. The case fan opening is across from the
    video
    card and mobo, so I am not sure which needs to be warmed. Both ps were
    quality >$125 power supplies and didn't make a difference.
     
    John Barnes, Mar 8, 2006
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