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Graphics Card Artifacting

by damasta55r / August 30, 2008 3:17 PM PDT

I just want to know if you agree with me that this is a psu issue so i don't need to needlessly rma a functioning card. When I start my computer after it's been off overnight theres artifacts. I quickly ctrl-alt-dlt and it works fine. Also when playing intensive gfx games, the graphics fails w/ artifacts. I just got the 8600gt and I have a 400w psu (with a total of 27A on the +12v rails), it has 2 12V rails and is about 2 years old. Thnx for any input.

Roger

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Also tell me if this dvi-vga adapter looks alright
by damasta55r / August 30, 2008 3:31 PM PDT
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Thnx everyone
by damasta55r / August 31, 2008 11:06 AM PDT

I just rma the card and will order a different card and psu.

Roger

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I suggest, you try
by Willy / August 30, 2008 8:42 PM PDT

I would recommend a bigger PSU in the 500W+ range or better. Also a brandname is best. Further, as i explained a better PSU, under the initial boot-up, the video card fan isn't working and/or cooling well until it gets all the juice it needs and runs at 100%. Age on a PSU does matter too, so don't be too complaisant.

Then, you may been hit by the G84-G86 gpu problem cropping up with those chipsets. Google for more!!!
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-g84-g86-chips-overheating,6121.html

tada -----Willy Happy

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failing graphics memory
by ramarc / August 31, 2008 2:41 AM PDT

a bad power supply would cause crashes and other system instability. 8600gt cards draw very little power (<75w since they get their power from the graphics slot and don't require a seperate 6 pin PEG) and won't tax a 400w power supply.

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