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post #1 of 6
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First and foremost, Hi and thanks in advance for anybody who helps.

Im pretty sure its my gpu, which is why Im posting this here, note the CCC crash in the first pic

Now, on to the bad stuff, very weird screen while oc'ing my computer, pics included(Note that the cpu did NOT crash, my screen just went... bad)

Computer;

ASRock M3A770DE
AMD Phenom II 555 BE unlocked to x4
G Skill 4gb ram
Sapphire/ATI 5670
some 500gb hdd
dvd drive
dvd/cd burner
top fan+2 side fans
wifi card
Color it (?) 480w psu, yes its old, my second suspect after the gpu is this

Essentially bad screen after putting it under stress.
Its stable and has no problems as;
1. dual core, 20x multiplier, 210 freq. 4.1 Ghz
2. quad core, cant remember specs but 3.7-8ish Ghz
3. dual core standard
4. quad core standard
Set to 1.45v while ocing, 1.4v was standard
Also, weird voltage readings, bios is set to 1.45v but reads in various programs as 1.480v-1.51v

Some help as to whether I should try to return the card, or buy a new psu would be much appreciated.

Edit; Forgot to say this, but temps are fine, cpu idles at 38Cish, and load is 50-52C, gpu is at ~30 idle, idk loaded


Edited by Lolwhutsteve - 3/16/11 at 3:16pm
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post #2 of 6
Buy a new PSU, reinstall GPU drivers.

Edit:
Oh, and I'd be careful with the OC'd CPU. You have a 4+1 board without MOSFET heatsinks. You can read up on why that's so important here.

Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/16/11 at 3:34pm
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks for the suggestions, I will def be buying a new psu, specifically I am thinking of the Antec EA 750, and will def be lowering my voltage, just wondering if I should set it to 1.4 in bios, as it was originally, or 1.4 on a reading.
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post #4 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lolwhutsteve View Post
Thanks for the suggestions, I will def be buying a new psu, specifically I am thinking of the Antec EA 750, and will def be lowering my voltage, just wondering if I should set it to 1.4 in bios, as it was originally, or 1.4 on a reading.
You definitely don't need that much power. You'd be fine with something like the Antec EarthWatts Green 400W. It's the internals I'm worried about, not how much power it provides.

Set it to 1.4V in the BIOS, readings aren't always correct.
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post #5 of 6
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Are you sure something like that would work? It seems kinda more like an alternative then an upgrade to me, the rails seem very similar, mine are this
+3.3v.+5v...+12v..-5v....-12v...+5vsb
30a....45a...15a... 1.0a...1.0a... 2.5a
The +12v is the only one that has an improvement, and its only 2a, is such a small improvement a big deal? I am new to this
The EA 750 caught my eye as using it to upgrade my computer in the future more, and that it is currently $40 off, making it a nice $100
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lolwhutsteve View Post
Are you sure something like that would work? It seems kinda more like an alternative then an upgrade to me, the rails seem very similar, mine are this
+3.3v.+5v...+12v..-5v....-12v...+5vsb
30a....45a...15a... 1.0a...1.0a... 2.5a
The +12v is the only one that has an improvement, and its only 2a, is such a small improvement a big deal? I am new to this
The EA 750 caught my eye as using it to upgrade my computer in the future more, and that it is currently $40 off, making it a nice $100
Your current PSU probably isn't providing clean power to your system. The is no doubt in my mind that it is very inefficient and built of cheap components.

If you continue overclocking the way you are (putting a lot of load on the PSU), I wouldn't be surprised if it blew. If it blows, you will be without a motherboard, PSU, and most likely your CPU and GPU. Your HDD may be damaged as well.

Just a warning.
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