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Problem: My computer restarts randomly (I had a stable system before I added in my 3870x2). Got a new monitor too, runnimg 1920x1080, so could it be the 3870x2 not beast enough to power a 1920x1080 display? Because I don't think so and it might be a power supply power, but I doubt that too.

Specs i5 2500k was stable at 4.5ghz( downclocked to1.6ghz to see if it was power supply fault not supplying enough for video card)

1333mhz ripjaws 7-7-7 1.5v

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3870X2 ~ 4850 level so not very fast and since its a bit old i could be that its dead. Does it still have warranty. As far as HD 5850 vs HD 6850, HD 5850 is faster.
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post #3 of 11
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Problem: My computer restarts randomly (I had a stable system before I added in my 3870x2). Got a new monitor too, runnimg 1920x1080, so could it be the 3870x2 not beast enough to power a 1920x1080 display? Because I don't think so and it might be a power supply power, but I doubt that too.

Specs i5 2500k was stable at 4.5ghz( downclocked to1.6ghz to see if it was power supply fault not supplying enough for video card)

1333mhz ripjaws 7-7-7 1.5v

Oz 750w fatal1ty modular PSU

I may want to buy either 5850 or 6850 card.

5850 is 133 which is a really great deal

http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=SAPPHIRE

6850 is 149 after 20 buck MIR
http://www.directcanada.com/products...nufacture=ASUS

Which one should I buy?
Edited by John_w - 4/23/11 at 9:27am
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post #4 of 11
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3870X2 ~ 4850 level so not very fast and since its a bit old i could be that its dead. Does it still have warranty. As far as HD 5850 vs HD 6850, HD 5850 is faster.

Well I took the 3870x2 out of my other PC , it was running fine at 1680x1050 with another monitor. I put it to my new PC now and it computer will randomoy restart. Temperature is it a problem either, I have HAF X case.

It's really weird problem since it restarts not playing games but nornal windows stuff and browsing. Hmmm. It might be PSU but I already downclocked to 1.6ghz so I don't think that's the problem
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post #5 of 11
A 3870x2 has plenty of oomph to power 1080p

But if the system is completely stable without it then it obviously a hardware or driver issue. Try uninstalling ccc and seeing if it still has issues.

Especially if you are running xp

5850 vs 6850 is pretty much a toss up
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post #6 of 11
Dont downclock anything. If the computer restart its either not stable CPU, bad RAM, bad HDD, bad PSU. if GPU is bad it will just mess the screen and not restart.
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post #7 of 11
RE: 6850 or 5850: Get the 5850, UNLESS you're planning to go multi-card Crossfire down the road. The 5850 is more powerful, but the 6xxx series scales better in multi-gpu.
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post #8 of 11
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A 3870x2 has plenty of oomph to power 1080p

But if the system is completely stable without it then it obviously a hardware or driver issue. Try uninstalling ccc and seeing if it still has issues.

5850 vs 6850 is pretty much a toss up
Okay I will uninstall now and report back.

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Keep them coming
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post #9 of 11
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Tried my small monitor running 1280x1024 and it still restarts. i think it is tte PSU then. i will switch the PSU From my old comp to see if it is to confirm it. OCZ psu..sigh...

Edit will uninstall drivers before i switch and test that too
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post #10 of 11
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Okay tested with the old PSU, still doesnt work. Going out to buy a 6850 now, thanks anyways guys.

Im guessing theres a conflict with 3870x2 and the mobo..even though I have the latest bios version and everything. F'ing pissed still. Wasted my time.
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