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April 8, 2011 4:11:09 AM

I'm running a system using a Gigabyte GA-X58-USB 3, using an Intel Core i7 950 3.06ghz, using DDR3 8gb 1333Mhz ram. So here's the problem;
running a few programs, SecondLife and World of Warcraft, I get flickering rendering errors.

So here's the fix; I thought it had something to do with a new video card that I just purchased. It was a Geforce GTX 450. Talked to a tech support rep who suggested I send it back. Went out and bought an ATI Radeon HD 5770 - experience the same problem. The flickering happens only with Second Life, although I've seen rendering problems in World of Warcraft. Any ideas?
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April 8, 2011 7:48:49 AM

What PSU?
Can be settings problem as well!
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April 8, 2011 12:53:08 PM

Similar problem ,, different video cards check psu GTX 450 should have at least 600w psu [??]...I use OCZ Stealth X Stream because they can deliver 700w even though they are rated at 600w, check the review at Hardwaresecrets.com...:) 
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April 8, 2011 1:01:21 PM

dokk2 said:
Similar problem ,, different video cards check psu GTX 450 should have at least 600w psu [??]...I use OCZ Stealth X Stream because they can deliver 700w even though they are rated at 600w, check the review at Hardwaresecrets.com...:) 

Post facts with statements like that! The below is borrowed from EVGA for GTS450 it is total available system power req.
"Requirements
Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amps.) "
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-145...
Total system load with GTS450 running Furmark 270watt http://www.anandtech.com/show/4221/nvidias-gtx-550-ti-c...
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