Hello guys I need your expertise, please help: I've just bought an HD 5950 graphips card with unlocked shaders and memory clocks, so it operates as an HD 6970, and when I play it keeps freezing out. My CPU is an AMD Phenom II X4 965 (3,4 Ghz). What do you think, can the reason for this problem be my noname (HKC) 550W power supply unit? Thank you very much!
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I would say more than likely you have solved your own problem, as yes your no name psu needs swapping for a decent 600-650watt psu made by either Antec, Corsair, Enermax, Be Quiet, OCZ, XFX and Zalman.
You cant go wrong with that, should give you many years of solid performance and reliability, by the way dont wait to swap them, as, if your no name psu dies it will take out alot of your other pc components with it.
It's a HD 6950 of course, I just mistyped it. After installing 11.4 preview catalyst driver the system seems to be stable, even it is a bit noisy. I hope flashing won't cause any hardware issues. Thanks for your comments.
the chances are it will show up as a memory problem first if its gonna show anything...
because the reference cards use lower quality ram to keep the cost down...
so if you decide to get a quieter cooler make sure you get 1 that has good memory cooling too.
on a side not have you noticed in some aplications like windows live messenger, text bluring?