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I am shocked you haven't tried an nvidia card already. what do you have to lose at this point? surely your problem is either extreme bad luck, environmental interference or amd. only one of these things you can easily do something about.
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Hi guys, well I made the switch to nvidia.

Before I did a fresh install, I tested the card initially out on my old install and everything was fine. I was impressed as images on websites seemed to display faster for some reason and the cursor was no longer laggy in the UEFI.

I reinstalled the OS completely just to make sure there would be no conflicting files or the like. I haven't had much time to play it but everything seemed to be working fine in Skyrim, well that is until today.

I was playing for a good 30 minutes or so and was just walking out of falkreath, the game seems to be most demanding on the GPU in dense woodland areas and the screen flashed white once, and then a second time about a minute after.

I loaded back the save I was on just so I could replicate the problem and it did not occur, however I did notice when I past under a bridge, the screen would flash black with game objects in the background. I am able to replicate this problem in the near exact spot nine times eight times out of ten. (this is also where the the game flashed white)

GPU Temps seem OK at 71C which seems to be around the standard temp (considering it is reference) Perhaps this is just a bug with the game or something? I doubt it tho rolleyes.gif
Edited by ChickenDippers - 11/4/12 at 3:59pm
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Well if you doubt it is a bug in the game, then I guess you got yet another faulty card.

VERY doubtful.

I would start saving and building me a new rig. Something is very wrong, but since you said you replaced the motherboard, powersupply and the gpu don't think theres anything you can do.
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I doubt it is a bad card, considering I am experiencing the same sort of thing as last time. I only started to get these "flashes" after I upgraded my power supply to the corsair one however perhaps that be a coincidence. Perhaps something broke on the motherboard when I was taking out the unit and replacing it with the new one?

Would a power supply cause issues like this? would it be worth my time and effort to reinstall windows again and try on the new motherboard?
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I doubt it is a bad card, considering I am experiencing the same sort of thing as last time. I only started to get these "flashes" after I upgraded my power supply to the corsair one however perhaps that be a coincidence. Perhaps something broke on the motherboard when I was taking out the unit and replacing it with the new one?
Would a power supply cause issues like this? would it be worth my time and effort to reinstall windows again and try on the new motherboard?


Most likely not the PSU. I think it's a glitch in the program. 80-90% is too high of a probability for a failure of an ALU. You should test other games though.

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There is no way one person is getting this many different faulty cards. You've gotten more than I've seen in 12 years of building computers.....
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Something is definatley not right. I play Skyrim on a GTS450 and have the game modded out of its mind and don't get things like that. Tear your rig completeely down. Take everything out of the case and re-assemble slowly and carefully. Check to make sure that you are using the small paper like washers between the motherboard and screws holding the motherboard down to the spacers. make sure that you have not managed to pull the power supply wiring too tight or managed to expose any of the wiring where it would be touching the case and shorting out. Check your RAM. All it says in your sig rig is "Geil". No model number, speed, anything like that. Heck I would even go so far as to say replace it with a nice set of GSkill Ripjaws X 1600Mhz 2x4GB set. Its what I use and I never have a problem.
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post #188 of 208
Look behind the mobo... make sure nothing is shorting out...

and then switch to Lego's
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Had a feeling the new card wouldnt resolve the problem.
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Check to make sure that you are using the small paper like washers between the motherboard and screws holding the motherboard down to the spacers.

You don't want to do this if there are grounding solder points around the motherboard mounting holes. They need to be grounded to the chassis (which is grounded via the PSU) and not isolated using paper/felt washers.

You dont need any kind of paper product in your computer build anymore.
 
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Had a feeling the new card wouldnt resolve the problem.
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Check to make sure that you are using the small paper like washers between the motherboard and screws holding the motherboard down to the spacers.

You don't want to do this if there are grounding solder points around the motherboard mounting holes. They need to be grounded to the chassis (which is grounded via the PSU) and not isolated using paper/felt washers.

You dont need any kind of paper product in your computer build anymore.


This ^
Why suggest otherwise?
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