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So over the weekend I got back into playing New Vegas and after about an hour of playing each time the game would freeze up and then my whole pc. I'd hit the restart button and reboot but then I'd get the "couldnt find operating system" message during boot up. I would turn off the PSU for awhile then fire the PC back up and everything was back to normal. Continued to play New Vegas and deal with the freeze ups thinking is was just the crappy game just like it's predecessor. Well today I fired up my PC and I started getting these lines during boot up and now windows wont even boot up all the way.

Cards have been at stock speeds for a long time. Nothing is overheating.

Edited by Rangerscott - 2/15/12 at 8:01pm
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A little help to get you more response. wink.gif

 

It could be your video card overheating or the cables connecting from the card to the monitor are loose or you just simply have to re-seat the card into the pci-e slot.

 

If all the above fails, it would be your PSU. Replace it.

 

Hope these help! cheers.gif

     
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A little help to get you more response. wink.gif

It could be your video card overheating or the cables connecting from the card to the monitor are loose or you just simply have to re-seat the card into the pci-e slot.

If all the above fails, it would be your PSU. Replace it.

Hope these help! cheers.gif

Cards have been at stock speeds for a long time. Nothing is overheating.
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Artifacting at post is 1 of 3 issues in general. Since you have 2 cards start by testing the cards individually. If both cards give you the same result try another PCIe slot, if they still both artifact its probably the PSU. If one card works and the other does not RMA the non-working card.
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Originally Posted by SpammisT View Post

Cards have been at stock speeds for a long time. Nothing is overheating.
 


He can test for other possibilities I have listed other than overheating.

 

@SpammisT Thanks for pointing that out... but what would be your suggestion other than correcting me in BOLD???

 

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Artifacting at post is 1 of 3 issues in general. Since you have 2 cards start by testing the cards individually. If both cards give you the same result try another PCIe slot, if they still both artifact its probably the PSU. If one card works and the other does not RMA the non-working card.


Agree ^

 

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It seems like a gpu psu error but you mentioned that the os wasnt found after restart. it could mean your hard drive is dying.

 

Agree ^ while my experience with dying hard drives is that they cause freezes.


Edited by ocman - 2/15/12 at 8:24pm
     
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It seems like a gpu psu error but you mentioned that the os wasnt found after restart. it could mean your hard drive is dying.

Edit: yeah you should do a Hdd Diagnostic
Edited by PuntyMario - 2/15/12 at 8:20pm
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But dying harddrives dont cause visual artifacts. I hooked up a spare HDD I have another windows on and it booted with the artifacts. They're white lines during bios then white squares once it's in windows on the spare drive. Then the PC will freeze up after a few minutes. Soooo......psu most likely. This sucks because I don't have a spare PSU that can handle this rig to test it out.

The problem is I'm watercooled so I can't just pop the cards out and swap them. It'll be awhile before I can drain the system and swap them around.
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But dying harddrives dont cause visual artifacts. I hooked up a spare HDD I have another windows on and it booted with the artifacts. They're white lines during bios then white squares once it's in windows on the spare drive. Then the PC will freeze up after a few minutes. Soooo......psu most likely. This sucks because I don't have a spare PSU that can handle this rig to test it out.
The problem is I'm watercooled so I can't just pop the cards out and swap them. It'll be awhile before I can drain the system and swap them around.

Artifacting during post is not a HDD issue. Its one of the cards, PSU, or a very small chance of the slots. Trust me it will turn out to be one of the cards or the PSU.
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My deed is done here... Good luck! wink.gif

     
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Yup. Now the testing of parts. I hate this part of being a PC owner. One day all is well the next day it's demons having a snowball fight in hell. I was really wanting these cards to last.


Luckily I have some extra hose so I can cut some so I can just install one card at a time. This is gonna be time consuming. I knew watercooling the cards was gonna be a downfall but they seemed so happy. biggrin.gif
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