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Upgrade a 7600GT 250

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July 14, 2010 11:45:58 AM

Hi.

I have a 7600 GT and i have a big problem.

When i use the GPU in a game or something similar, she always crash my pc (everything stop, without many collor points in the monitor - artefacts).

But this only happens if i have made something before in the pc (open any software or even firefox).

When i reboot... if i play something everything seems ok.

It's a little strange!

The graphics stay always at 58º/60/ at 30% rotation. Seems a lot but i thing it's normal for this GPU.

I have 4 fan in pc. 2 out and 2 in with a controller fan.

AMD 64 Athlon X2 + 4200
MSI K9N Neo v2
RAM 2 gh Kigston 533 1gbx2
Power LC 420H
Sata 250 Gb Hitachi

Can anyone help me please? Could be the power?

What can i do to solve this problem.

Could be a new HD5670 a good solution for my pc? But maybe only with a new PSU?

Hope something could help me.

Thanks.

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July 14, 2010 12:09:46 PM

Those temperatures are quite normal though you gpu fans at 30% (which is quite low) i suggest use softwares like vtune and increase the fan speed...

for you problems, try to upgrade the video drivers....if the problem persist try reseting your card from the mother-board....

your PSU has enough power to handle the hd 5670.....although i don't know much about your PSU brand.....
July 14, 2010 1:15:25 PM

How can i reset the card from the mother-board?

My PSU have only 15A to 12V. You think it's enough?
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July 14, 2010 5:43:19 PM

just take out your card from the socket and clean the copper contacts(in your gpu) with the help of any rubber:



heres is a simple power consumption calculator :

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

I hope this helps if you see any results let me know......
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July 15, 2010 2:44:36 AM

Or you can try your card in different PC, if the same problem appear then your card is going bad...
July 15, 2010 8:56:31 AM

Well. In ATI site, the minimum requered to the HD5670 is a 400W.

Mine is a 420W but not real.

In this test seems only need about 300W.

July 15, 2010 12:26:54 PM

those ratings in the site are just for safety...
July 15, 2010 1:55:33 PM

I'm afraid because my PSU only have 15A in 12V, something like 180W.

July 15, 2010 4:30:45 PM

you don't need ext power supply for a HD5670.........you can always give it a try before investing on a PSU.
July 15, 2010 5:15:47 PM

...and how i know it's all ok the power supply!

Anything could go wrong? Or just don't work if have nos sufficient power?
July 15, 2010 5:23:40 PM

there will be no harm to any components......at the most you will get no display if your psu is insufficient...
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