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After extended internet browsing, I started to get some type of artifact on my pc. I can’t tell if it’s my 8800gt going bad, insufficient power, or something else. Any ideas would be helpful. I'm hoping that it will go away once I upgrade to my 780i and second 8800gt for sli. Btw still deciding on whether to get a new PSU or not.

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Got the right drivers?

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I'd say 520w seems like "just right" for 2x GT, in other words, not a lot of headroom.
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Originally Posted by tofumonster View Post
Got the right drivers?

edit:

I'd say 520w seems like "just right" for 2x GT, in other words, not a lot of headroom.
I don't think it would a driver problem since I've had this comp for a couple weeks now without having this problem ever showing up until now. Anyway I don't know if it's the latest one but I'm using the forceware 169.21 driver right now. I think I'll just hope for the best when my new hardware comes in. Also, any opinons on this new PSU I might be getting?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=nzxt%2b800w

I think it should be able to give enough headroom for overclocking and upgrades. It also matches my case .
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I don't think it would a driver problem since I've had this comp for a couple weeks now without having this problem ever showing up until now. Anyway I don't know if it's the latest one but I'm using the forceware 169.21 driver right now. I think I'll just hope for the best when my new hardware comes in. Also, any opinons on this new PSU I might be getting?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=nzxt%2b800w

I think it should be able to give enough headroom for overclocking and upgrades. It also matches my case .
Looks like the card is going bad IMO, try reseating it.
Is it oc'd, is your PCI-E frequency locked at 100mhz?
PSU is meh, what's your budget?
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Looks like the card is going bad IMO, try reseating it.
Is it oc'd, is your PCI-E frequency locked at 100mhz?
PSU is meh, what's your budget?
It was overclocked, so I set it back to default. Still having same problems though but I found out something more interesting. It seems like my screen starts to screw up everytime I start having some internet connections problems, causing me to disable and enable my onboard LAN to have access back to the internet (multiple attemps btw). Another thing is my external card reader has become an Unknown USB device and cannot be used anymore . I'm coming to the conclusion that it might be my 630i motherboard that's actually dieing on me. I'll double check to make sure my 8800gt is still working properly once I get my 780i. As for the PSU, my budget can be around $100-170. LED or non-LED. Would like to keep it below 30dba idle since my whole comp idles around 26dba or below. The OCZ GameXStream 700w seems like a decent PSU, I just wonder how blue and red LEDs look together .

edit:

I tried taking your advice in reseating my 8800gt. So far I think its going well since my card reader came back detected. I'll wait and see if it continues.
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