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Hi everyone,

I recently built my first computer and have been having some display issues that I can't find a solution to from friends or google. The problem is that I get lots of horizontal lines flickering across the screen (similar to static) and the display/sound will cut out frequently. The higher I have the resolution set to the worse it gets. I'm using the HDMI port in the card to connect it to my HDTV but unfortunately don't have any other monitor or video cables to test it with.

At first I assumed it was the TV but there aren't any issues with the picture when I connect it to the motherboard's built in HDMI display. I also connected my old geforce 9600 to see if there was a problem with the PCI Express slot itself but it seemed to work properly. Assuming the was a problem with the GPU itself, I returned it and ordered a replacement but it's having the same issue.

One weird thing about the problem is that when I run a game (Far Cry 3 in this case) it eliminates the problem entirely, even if the game is minimized or running in the background.

Here are my specs:

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

Intel Corporation DH77KC (CPU 1)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti

I really appreciate any and all help I can get with this problem.
 

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My PSU is a Corsair TX 850. I'm not sure it's the card itself because this is actually the second one I've gotten. I had the same issue before so I returned it and got a replacement but I'm having the same problem. I will try uninstalling the nvidia drivers and reinstalling them to see if that helps.

Reinstalling the drivers didn't help.
 

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the 850 should be able to handle the one 660

if you got spare parts or cash laying around

go to best buy, pick up a inferior gfx card and a better psu

test the new psu + your card // and the new card with current psu see what happens, you can always return the stuff when you're done.
 

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Here's a quick update. It seems like a problem with the drivers. I had uninstalled them and reseated the card and the display didn't have any problems. Once I gave them a clean install and restarted the problems came back.
 
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