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i bought an ASUS radeon 6870 direct cu and ever since i installed it weird things are happening. on the first day i got artifacts. i did a reboot and it never happend again. today i notice my computer was freezing for a few seconds randomly and after it would go back to normal. it did it over 4 times during the day and also my ram goes to 3.5gigs usage and all of a sudden it goes back to 1.5gigs without any reason ( fresh windows installation and there are no processes in task manager that use that much ram)
at first i tought it was my new card, but now im starting to think that somethings wrong with my PSU. its a 650W Antec Earthwatts and i dont understand why it seems to be struggling.
any help is appreciated
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Seagate 1.5TB 7200 rpm Crucial M4 128GB LG dvd/cd drive Windows 7 64-bit 
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Seagate 1.5TB 7200 rpm Crucial M4 128GB LG dvd/cd drive Windows 7 64-bit 
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LG EW224 22inch 1080p LED screen Logitech G510 Antec earthwatts 650W Thermaltake V9 
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Razer DeathAdder 
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i bought an ASUS radeon 6870 direct cu and ever since i installed it weird things are happening. on the first day i got artifacts. i did a reboot and it never happend again. today i notice my computer was freezing for a few seconds randomly and after it would go back to normal. it did it over 4 times during the day and also my ram goes to 3.5gigs usage and all of a sudden it goes back to 1.5gigs without any reason ( fresh windows installation and there are no processes in task manager that use that much ram)
at first i tought it was my new card, but now im starting to think that somethings wrong with my PSU. its a 650W Antec Earthwatts and i dont understand why it seems to be struggling.
any help is appreciated

Test the video card in a different machine to see if the card is DOA.
Also, if you find that there is no issue, i would test the PSU in another machine.
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Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
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Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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