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June 17th, 2011, 06:23 AM
I am into my second Nvidia 250 GTS card, and checks around the net suggest it may be Nvidia's drivers. I rolled the drivers back to 173 but this does not recognize the card.

So I need to know did the recent Nvidia drive issue frying cards affect Lucid?

And...What can I do about it?:(

June 17th, 2011, 06:32 AM
I am using an Nvidia GT220 and the latest Nvidia drivers without issue.

Do you have a PCI-E 2.0 or higher and what wattage is your power supply?

After checking out the specs and requirements. You need a PCI-E 2.0 for this card as well as a minimum recommended 450 watt power supply. Now the power used varies depending on what else is hooked up to your power supply. Ex. Hard Drives, etc. If your power supply is too low then that can burn out your card as well other hardware.

June 17th, 2011, 01:25 PM
The power supply is 500W, and the board is PCI 2.0 compliant.
The CPU is 45W TDP so the PSU should have power to spare.

June 17th, 2011, 01:59 PM
I am into my second Nvidia 250 GTS card
So you had one die? This is not a big deal..

June 18th, 2011, 07:55 AM
The second card is now dead...does anybody know how to adjust the temperature settings in the driver. in 195.xx it set at 255 C throttling temps. This is way to high especially as the upper limit on the card is 105 C. I installed the Beta driver but it set at 175C still way too high.

So two dead cards later, how do I adjust this temp limit? It is greyed out and i cannot adjust even with sudo call.