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post #1 of 20
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Hello everyone,

I recently bought a new MSI GTX570 Frozr III to replace my aging PALIT 9600GT. However, under higher load moments I've noticed the graphics start flickering and just go "bat**** crazy" until I have to manualy close the process.

Here is my current system:

Core 2 Quad Q6660 SteppingG0 2.4 OC'd at 3.0
ASUS P5E3 Deluxe

and the power supply is:

Thermaltake W0163RU Toughpower QFan 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153063


Basicaly I've noticed that the gtx570 is recommended for 36A @ 12V but my power supply's specs showcase only 18A @ 12V. Also, I would like to also run the 9600GT on 2 other monitors and use the GTX570 for my main monitor.

Is my PSU causing the problems I'm having here?
Will it be enough to support the 2 cards?
If I need to change it what kind of PSU should I be looking at to upgrade?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 20
This PSU has more than enough power to handle a system that has one GTX 570 in it, including a 9600 GT as PhysX (albeit unnecessary). It is a quality 650W continuous-rated power supply that has a +12V capacity of 52A (624W).

Unfortunately, I don't know what could be causing the problem you're experiencing. I mean, the PSU has way more than enough power, so it could either be a bad card, a lame driver, or it could be the 3D application. I don't know. However again, I do know that this PSU is still overkill for your system.
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post #3 of 20
As TwoCabels stated your PSU is plenty for both cards. I can remember if I was the MSI gtx570 but there is a thread here on OCN about a pre OC'ed GTX570 model that have a lot of issue due to the low volts that they are factory set at.
    
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post #4 of 20
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Thanks for the fast response, I'm still having the issue of having some games (notably BF:BC2 and Crysis 2) just start having artifacts and immediately going intro ultra stutter until i have to ctrl-alt-del out of the process anywhere from 15 to 45 mins into the game).

The only thing that has changed is installing the GTX 570 and pumping up the graphics to high/ultra with max AA in those games along with updating to the most recent drivers on the nvidia website.

I've ran a 45 min furmark and full 15 min tests in OCCT to see if any errors popped up and nothing came up. I'll keep looking for an answer

As for the PSU, I noticed that my model only had 2 suitable 4 pin connectors for my gtx 570. How would i go about plugging in my 9600gt? I can provide you with a picture of the back of it. I'm a complete noob when it comes to PSU's :\\
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post #5 of 20
Is your system overclocked? If so, then introducing a massively different video card like this may have made it unstable.
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post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Havent had any problems today after the myriad of tests that returned no errors. Crossing my fingers maybe it was just a "break-in" period which doesnt make much sense...

As for my system, the only overclocked part is the CPU. its 2.4 stock with 266 FSB and I OC it at 3.0 with 333 FSB. Doesnt get hot or return errors :\\
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post #7 of 20
if this problem occurs again... try to 'underclock' your gpu to stock settings..and see ... it might just be the card has some bad parts on it..and at OC settings it couldn't handle it
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post #8 of 20
What drivers are you running?
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post #10 of 20
Flickering has always been a driver problem for me. Have you tried reinstalling them?
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