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November 5, 2010 3:40:28 PM

I have a new EVGA GTX470 in a newly built rig with an EVGA P55 Classified 200 MB. I'm satisfied with the build, however, and it's a pain in the neck however, is that whenever I play video games, especially my dearly beloved Modern Warfare 2, the game loads extremely slow, and when it finally does, the movement of game actions is a set of stops, fits, starts, chop-chop, until I am in the game for about 6-7 minutes, then it starts playing smoothly, but I still occasionally get choppy play, even much later in the game. Card has newest update, no OC on computer. Games are played at native res of 1900-1200 on a 26" Asus.

When I boot up computer I get a long beep, followed by 2 short beeps. Not good. American Megatrends bios site says this beep code is "failure in video system" with "an error was encountered in the video BIOS ROM, or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered".

I have another computer in the house with an EVGA GTX295 where games including MW2 load and play smooth as silk on an EVGA X58. So I take the card, put it in my new build and I still get the 1 long, 2 short beeps and of course the same crappy operation in video games. Would greatly appreciate any suggestions or feedback on this. Thanks for your time.

WD Velociraptor 600mb
Kingwin 1000 LGZ PSU
i-7 860
G.Skill PC3-10700 at 7-8-7-24-88,cr@ 2T, FSB:D RAM2:12

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November 5, 2010 9:18:44 PM

If it is not the Card then it could be the motherboard. EVGA has excellent customer support!
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November 5, 2010 9:20:40 PM

could you try your 470 in the other computer if it works fine.. id say its the motherboard in the new computer
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November 6, 2010 3:46:47 PM

rolli59 said:
If it is not the Card then it could be the motherboard. EVGA has excellent customer support!


Thanks for the suggestion guys, will try the 470 in the other machine.
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November 13, 2010 8:50:53 PM

rand_79 said:
could you try your 470 in the other computer if it works fine.. id say its the motherboard in the new computer


Did put the 470 in the x58, runs great. Have started an RMA with EVGA for mb replacement. Thanks for responding.
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November 20, 2010 11:29:13 AM

Best answer selected by steelydan.
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