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So my GTX 570 has been giving me this on Star Ruler for a couple of months now:

http://elup.me/p/2lwA-Ioa.png

I'm a little curious on if it's at all related to this?

http://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia-display-driver-has-reportedly-damaged-gpus

Star Ruler is the only game giving me problems to the best of my knowledge.
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Originally Posted by Sunrex View Post

So my GTX 570 has been giving me this on Star Ruler for a couple of months now:

http://elup.me/p/2lwA-Ioa.png

I'm a little curious on if it's at all related to this?

http://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia-display-driver-has-reportedly-damaged-gpus

Star Ruler is the only game giving me problems to the best of my knowledge.

Before you rule out your other parts, have you tested that PSU?

It is below spec for power requirements.


Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 570

On your average system the card requires you to have a 600 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 570 in SLI

A second card requires you to add another 225 Watts. You need a 850+ Watt power supply unit if you use it in a high-end system (1 KiloWatt recommended if you plan on any overclocking).
For each other card (3-way SLI) that you add, just add another 225 Watts and 20A on the 12V rails as a safety margin. What would happen if your PSU can't cope with the load? Here are some pointers:

bad 3D performance
crashing games
spontaneous reset or imminent shutdown of the PC
freezing during gameplay
PSU overload can cause it to break down
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The PSU has never been an issue. The only game that gives me problems is star ruler. I'm just curious on if it's related to that driver because Star Ruler never used to give me problems.
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The PSU has never been an issue. The only game that gives me problems is star ruler. I'm just curious on if it's related to that driver because Star Ruler never used to give me problems.

What other games can you test with?

Do you have anything demanding like Metro?
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the strange pixellation around the planets appears to be more game code orientated,
in my history of artefacting cards, you get indiscriminate artefacts that shoot all over the screen, often is straight lines, or flickering. often starting (in BF3 anyway) with incorrect textures used.

also with just the one game being the issue, we could do with knowing what else you have tested with.

AFAIK the PSU is fine for the job, but I am sure the power supply experts on here will clarify that.
    
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Right it's just the suns in star ruler with the issue and enabling the integrated graphic compatibility mode fixes the issue - but I'm pretty sure that changes the way the sun shows the glow. Again this never used to be a issue for me.. well whatever I guess it's not a huge deal.

All other games have no issues such as crysis, saints row 3, gta iv, witcher 2 etc so I'm sure it's fine and just me over-reacting.
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