Artifacting on 4890 when system boots

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....
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  1. Can you tell us more about your system pls also what model psu are you using.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Don't just give us the wattage, give the brand and model # of the unit.
  8. 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.
  9. Sorry thought it was in there somewhere...
    Thermaltake Toughpower W0103 600-Watt Power Supply for ATX 12V 2.2 and EPS 12V
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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