So the issue similar to yours occurred after a rebuild of my rig. I was getting the error after launching certain programs. I re rebuilt my PC and made sure everything was securely connected. After doing that I launched MSI Afterburner. I had a preoverclocked 580, and when i first got it, to get it to work right i had to up the voltage. So i left the Voltage the same, a bit higher than stock, and set the Core Clock to stock speeds, in this case 775. That solved the problem.
So i suggest downclocking the core clock and see if that solves your issue.
The issue seems to reoccur when MSI Afterburner would update. I imagine my settings are wiped and i have to reapply in for the card to work properly.
Ah. Running at stock, running downclocked, did not change anything.
I'm not sure what there is addressed to the me and what not, but to put it simply. If I did recommend the the CX 430 is because it was the only decent unit available and/or inside your budget. Neither the CX 430 nor the CX 500 are crackers, however they are cheap, entry level units, you shouldn't expect excellent regulation or excellent output quality from such products, they're targeting completely different concerns.
A CX 430 or a CX 500, both in perfect working condition, should have absolutely no issues with powering such a system, independent of clocks.
My remark was targeting the following fact, for the price of a CX 500, you can usually get a superior, lower output unit, like a G 360 for example, which would have a field day with that system, while presenting far superior regulation, output quality, transient response, efficiency, longevity, etc, when compared to the CX 500.
Are you johnnyguru? exxon seems quite taken with you, if you are johnnyguru, you do great reviews, but you also said the cx430 was a great unit, just like everyone else did.
I got my CX500 for cheaper than the cx430 was at the time, for $24. There was some special going on. The Antec Neo Eco 620 was $19 at one point, that is a similarl, high quality psu for a low price. I generally expect to pay $40-50 for a good, 350w+ psu, but recently a ton of high quality PSUs have been on sale, rebate, etc, for $20-30.
The G360 is never below $50, so it's hardly a superior psu for similar price. I'm just looking, as I always have, for any quality 350w+ psu for my single GPU, heavily overclocked systems (usually intel but even amd a few times). Antec earthwatts series did really well for less than $40 for a while for me (the green ones). I've been using a CX430 in another build with no problem at all (but it had no gpu either, it is a non-gaming video editing computer).
I understand certain PSUs can be higher quality, but I'm not quite sure I follow you with what you are saying. Up to a certain quality point, which I imagine the CX series meets, you can handle any overclock and usage on a single gpu intel based system (and most amd, for that matter). I understand longevity, the capacitors being a part of that, i understand efficiency but that isn't an issue when your using a 12v@38a psu for a single gpu ivy bridge system that will maybe push 30a at the most extreme of overclocks and loads on both the cpu+gpu, so that shouldn't be an issue as I'll be around the most efficient usage area of the PSU (ie 50-80% load of psu). As far as output quality and transient response, that's just an issue of you might need more power to be stable, but that shouldn't be a huge issue with a CX500 on a single gpu ivy bridge build...I'm pretty sure this CX500 is not in perfect working condition, rather than it's quality is so bad and that's why I'm having difficulty.Edited by Belial - 2/15/13 at 8:19pm