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May 24, 2013 4:57:20 PM

Just installed new GTX 650 ti boost. I have a previous post about my computer clicking, I no longer hear that after a restart. when I try to go into a game of BF3, or borderlands (only games I've tested) in precision X the core clock goes to about 1099+ I'm new to nVida's drivers, but I got the recommended recent one. could this be the power supply not providing enough power? Previously I had a HD 6670 that did not consume very much power. The PSU is kind of off brand. I was able to take a picture of Precision X When it crashed.
http://i.imgur.com/ajrTqVE.jpg

FX-6300
GTX 650 ti boost
Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
coolmax 700w (CU 700b)

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May 24, 2013 5:15:34 PM

Ive been reading that the new 320.18 drivers have issues (read the comments on them on the Nvidia page), you may try 314's

As far as your clock, what model do you have? I see some surpass 1100mhz anyway
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May 24, 2013 5:23:30 PM

rex4235 said:
Ive been reading that the new 320.18 drivers have issues (read the comments on them on the Nvidia page), you may try 314's

As far as your clock, what model do you have? I see some surpass 1100mhz anyway


I have the EVGA non SC version.

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May 24, 2013 5:24:55 PM

It could be the power supply providing power with too much ripple/electrical noise, or at wrong voltages. But it would be a good idea to check with a driver downgrade first. New drivers can sometimes introduce problems (but other than that, new drivers are definitely a good thing).
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May 24, 2013 5:58:50 PM

Sakkura said:
It could be the power supply providing power with too much ripple/electrical noise, or at wrong voltages. But it would be a good idea to check with a driver downgrade first. New drivers can sometimes introduce problems (but other than that, new drivers are definitely a good thing).


I'm really not sure what to do at this point. I've tried the older driver and the same thing happened. There seems to be nothing wrong with the card itself. You're probably right about the power, my previous card didn't need a pci power plug. is there anything I can do other than get a new psu?

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May 24, 2013 6:04:45 PM

Try the power target down to something low like 50% That will reduce performance and PSU load.

But coolmax isn't that good so you should replace it.
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May 24, 2013 6:24:39 PM

I have to agree with the knock against Coolmax PSUs. The CU/ZU-series PSUs are all pretty much junk, no matter the wattage rating. Most review sites don't bother testing Coolmax units any longer. (Unless someone perhaps wanted to waste money blowing up a PSU that can't provide its load rating and fails to pass ATX standards.)

Here's a review JohnnyGuru did of the CUG-700B (G for "Green"... LOL) http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Utter piece of crap!
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May 24, 2013 6:29:09 PM

I think it is the power supply. when the GPU gets to about 1.1V it crashes. I have heard of the same thing with my power supply, people say they hear faint ticking under high load. I hear a faint ticking as well. Thank God it didn't explode in fire though. Thanks for everyone's help.
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May 24, 2013 6:39:49 PM

There you go then
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May 25, 2013 3:43:52 AM

That's why the power supply is often called the most important component of a computer.

For a replacement, try to look for reliable brands like Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, and XFX. Your system won't really need 700W, something in the 500-600W range would be fine.
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