Core 2 Quar Q6600
Gigabyte GA-ep35-ds3l intel p35
G.SKILL 4GB DR2 800
PC Power and Cooling S61EPS 610W Power Supply
EVGA 470 GTX
The problem is that with my old video card, an MSI 8800 gts 512, the computer ran, and still runs if i switch to it, perfectly.
As soon as I put the 470 in, as the computer boots up freezes like 4 lines into the Post when the computer is running the memory test.
It gets as far as wirting "Memor" instead of "Memory 405955858" or w/e its supposed to be.
This does not happen when you restart the computer because it does not check the memory on restart. It also does not happen every time. Ide say about 50%. It could even have a good day and not happen at all.
It also freezes completely randomly when in windows. I could either be playing a game, or 5 min after bootup.
Now things ive done to try to fix this...
swapped out memory for completely different type
ran in dual channel/linear
checked all voltage settings/timings
replaced cmos battery/loaded defaults
Completely stripped down the computer to nothing (all fans too)
Removed all drives/anything that could be a problem
If anyone has any idea please let me know
* I forgot to add, that Ive since used the 470 in my other computer for a few weeks w/o any problems. Its not the card.
IF there aren't any problems AT ALL with the 8800gts in, no freezes no nothing games run perfectly then it's not the motherboard nor the memory or drives or anything else. And as the gtx470 works perfectly on the other computer it all comes down to the psu, being a much power hungrier card than the 8800gts