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ASUS HD7770 Help! Graphics Card crashes after 2 minutes of gameplay

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January 4, 2014 4:31:25 AM

So I ordered the ASUS HD7770 because I heard nothing but good things about it and also it had more fans than the AMD version of the HD7770. I got it shortly after and realized I needed a cable (4pin to 6pin) and after I got that I hooked it all up and installed the drivers. I saw the potential and launched a game (Specifically Battlefield 3) and played about 2 minutes of the campaign after messing with the display setting. The game crashed and the screen went black and Windows said 'Windows crashed and recovered' something along the lines of that, my PC chugged to even render the desktop. After rebooting and re installing the drivers I tried again but this time vertical blue lines appeared and the PC seemed to have crashed. I tried countless times and soon I thought there wasn't enough power to play games so I connected both of the 4-pin adapter/connectors to my power supply. The PC turned on but no display was shown, so I reverted to my card being powered by one 4-pin adapter and the screen was shown.

I tried countless times to find a fix. Re-installing it, ramping my fan speed to 100% didn't work either. Underclocking also proved to fail. I tried at other games, DotA 2 being the longest gameplay I've had in the past couple of days, which was about 7 minutes, I tried Minecraft but I had FPS issues,

I tried monitoring the temperature and activity and it seems it barely uses any of the card when on desktop doing desktop things but when I play a game it suddenly shoots up to about 98% activity and increases in temperature then shuts off. I tried giving it a bit more power but now It won't even show the display.

My Specs are, with my old card:

GIGABYTE 78LMT-S2P (PCIe 2.0)
AMD FX4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz
8GB DDR3 RAM
Radeon HD6450 1GB
ATX Switching Power Supply Model:500CB 500W
1TB SATA Harddrive

Thank you for your time! It's really bumming me that I may need to buy a new PSU or something. Sorry it's a bit too long too but it's as much I can explain.
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2014 4:44:10 AM

What manufacturer is that PSU, then we can find out.
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January 4, 2014 4:55:08 AM

AshyCFC said:
What manufacturer is that PSU, then we can find out.


The manufacturer is CIC.
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2014 4:57:54 AM

Mate that's a really old PSU(i believe) can you open and have a read of the values that it says on the rails?

I don't think that PSU can handle the 7770 that is why it is crashing.
DO NOT try using the 7770 in another game(I'd recommend not even running the PC with that PSU, If the PSU blows your whole PC can be damaged)
Where are you from and how much money do you have to upgrade your PSU? < This will help me help you.
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January 4, 2014 5:02:23 AM

AshyCFC said:
Mate that's a really old PSU(i believe) can you open and have a read of the values that it says on the rails?

I don't think that PSU can handle the 7770 that is why it is crashing.
DO NOT try using the 7770 in another game(I'd recommend not even running the PC with that PSU, If the PSU blows your whole PC can be damaged)
Where are you from and how much money do you have to upgrade your PSU? < This will help me help you.


I didn't know it was actually that serious. I live in the UK and I have about £60 maximum, though I may stretch to £80. I would probably switch back to my 6450 for now anyway as that works. But the rails? Is it like a box on the sticker that tells me the output?

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January 4, 2014 5:06:13 AM

Roisin Phelps said:
AshyCFC said:
Mate that's a really old PSU(i believe) can you open and have a read of the values that it says on the rails?

I don't think that PSU can handle the 7770 that is why it is crashing.
DO NOT try using the 7770 in another game(I'd recommend not even running the PC with that PSU, If the PSU blows your whole PC can be damaged)
Where are you from and how much money do you have to upgrade your PSU? < This will help me help you.


I didn't know it was actually that serious. I live in the UK and I have about £60 maximum, though I may stretch to £80. I would probably switch back to my 6450 for now anyway as that works. But the rails? Is it like a box on the sticker that tells me the output?



£60 is plenty and yeah you find the rails stats on the sticker on the box it should have something like +3A +5A +12A those values tell you how much power it REALLY outputs

Anyway http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-500-watt-builder-s... Power your system like an absolute dream I believe
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January 4, 2014 5:11:02 AM

AshyCFC said:
Roisin Phelps said:
AshyCFC said:
Mate that's a really old PSU(i believe) can you open and have a read of the values that it says on the rails?

I don't think that PSU can handle the 7770 that is why it is crashing.
DO NOT try using the 7770 in another game(I'd recommend not even running the PC with that PSU, If the PSU blows your whole PC can be damaged)
Where are you from and how much money do you have to upgrade your PSU? < This will help me help you.


I didn't know it was actually that serious. I live in the UK and I have about £60 maximum, though I may stretch to £80. I would probably switch back to my 6450 for now anyway as that works. But the rails? Is it like a box on the sticker that tells me the output?



£60 is plenty and yeah you find the rails stats on the sticker on the box it should have something like +3A +5A +12A those values tell you how much power it REALLY outputs

Anyway http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-500-watt-builder-s... Power your system like an absolute dream I believe


Ah I'll have a little gander in a bit, but the Rails are:

+3.3V +5V +12V

I'm not sure if that is correct. See I got my system pre-built with the 6450 so I know virtually nothing from building/upgrading PCs xD It took me half an hour to figure out how to even remove my case fan for cleaning xD But thank you
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a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2014 5:13:59 AM

Is there not a number below those rails? that have an output in A(AMPS)

apologies I didn't explain well in my previous post.

Each rail +3.3v +5v and +12v have a value in AMPS, it is this value that reflects the output.
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January 4, 2014 5:17:02 AM

AshyCFC said:
Is there not a number below those rails? that have an output in A(AMPS)

apologies I didn't explain well in my previous post.

Each rail +3.3v +5v and +12v have a value in AMPS, it is this value that reflects the output.


Oh yes I see it now! 28A 30A 20A
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