Hey guys me again. Thanx for the help deciding on cpu's.
Just wanna get some input on a problem i recently got.
I used to run Asus striker II formula with e8400, 4gb ddr2 800(4x1gb sticks), 3x500gb and 1 160gb drive that partitioned one half has os (win7 pro 32bit) and other half just pix and music, and ran a xfx gtx 280 and huntkey 550w green power psu wich ran great with every game I got so far.
Now I sold the gtx 280 and bougth a msi gtx 460 hawk and now when I play games these green pixels just flash randomly over my display. my suspision is that the new 460 might be faulty but im not sure dont realy wanna send it in and wait a week to find out while they test it.
any feedback or advice will be great.
in a few days I will recieve my new msi big bang fuzion board and 4gb kingston hyperx memory with a I5 760 cpu, will be keeping old drives and psu and 460
The 460 consumes a lot more power than the 280 did. And best case is 77% of the rated amount. Look at the Graphics charts for the 460.
PSU's also degrade over time.
You either have a memory problem on that video card or a PSU with lots of noise... PSU's are cheap and this one even more so....
So here is my editorial. Why on earth build a new system and keep and old (and cheap and low quality) PSU around? These things are the heart of your computer - right there with the cpu cooler. They play a huge part in your system reliability...