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Artifacting on 4890 when system boots

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February 16, 2010 9:38:28 PM

Hello,
When system boots sometimes it acts like the vid card is overheating(artifacting etc).You can hit reset and it will repeat the process.Turning in off and back on will fix it at times.
Other times it will resolve when it hits windows with a display driver stopped working and recovered message.

Running latest cat drivers(just installed)4890.It worked flawlessy at first then this slight annoyance began....
February 16, 2010 9:40:20 PM

Can you tell us more about your system pls also what model psu are you using.
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February 16, 2010 9:46:30 PM

Any chance the card has become covered in dust, etc? Try removing it and blowing canned air through the heatsink. It could just be overheating.
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February 16, 2010 9:47:19 PM

Time of this report: 2/16/2010, 17:44:49
Machine name: THEMATRIX
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.091208-0542)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1965MB used, 6413MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 64bit Unicode
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February 16, 2010 9:49:50 PM

4745454b said:
Any chance the card has become covered in dust, etc? Try removing it and blowing canned air through the heatsink. It could just be overheating.

Brand new card.Just got it friday.
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February 16, 2010 9:49:55 PM

You'll need to pull the cover off the side of the computer. Look for the psu and read the label. Should say something like 3.3v 25A, 5V 25A, 12v1 18A, 12v2 18. (or something like that in a chart.) Read underneath the chart to see if there is anything like "12v1 and 12v2 not to exceed 300W" or something similar.
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February 16, 2010 9:53:02 PM

Complies with ATX 12-volt 2.0 version
SLI, Cross-Fire, and Dual Core CPU ready
Next generation four +12-volt rails supports high-end graphic card and PC system
Independent Voltage Circuit offers unflappable current delivery under heavy load and makes voltage output more stable
Mirror effect housing and reliable 14cm ball-bearing fan

Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 and EPS 12V version
SLI, Cross-Fire, and Dual Core CPU ready
Next generation four +12V rails (12V1, 12V2, 12V3, 12V4) supports high-end graphic card and PC system (combined loading of 48A)
Independent Voltage Circuit: offers unflappable current delivery under heavy load and makes voltage output more stable
Active Power Factor Correction (PF more than 0.99) and high efficiency (up to 85%)
Extremely good voltage regulation (+/-3%): provides steady voltage for system
Industrial grade components (capacitor, transformer, etc)
High reliability: MTBF over 120,000 hours
Mirror effect housing and reliable 14cm ball-bearing fan
Protections: Over Current, Over Voltage, and Short-Circuit protection
Safety/EMI Approvals: CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified
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February 16, 2010 9:53:31 PM

Don't just give us the wattage, give the brand and model # of the unit.
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February 16, 2010 9:56:38 PM

Four rails and only 48A available? Wow. Should still be enough for a single 4890. I wouldn't try CFing them however. I'd test in someone elses computer.
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February 16, 2010 9:57:07 PM

Sorry thought it was in there somewhere...
Thermaltake Toughpower W0103 600-Watt Power Supply for ATX 12V 2.2 and EPS 12V
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February 16, 2010 10:14:35 PM

Realize I'm using the card as we speak and testing different games(flight sim X,Borderlands,dragon age)in between post and all are running fine on max or near max setting with no issue whatsoever. The problem is at boot *sometimes* not every time.
Running at factory setting although I have turned the fan all the way up to see if that helps the boot issue.
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February 16, 2010 10:24:08 PM

Whats the mobo then? If it works in windows its probably a bios setting thats mucking things up. I wouldn't worry to much about it.
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February 16, 2010 11:25:33 PM

MB is a 650I ultra(nvidia)I did go and turn off sli memory,nvidia graphic ex and some other sli related setting(had 2 8600gts running before this new card).

Just a shot in the dark but maybe that was the woozel.

Thanks for help folks =).
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