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ATI RADEON 5870 problem plaese help me

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July 9, 2011 1:59:57 PM


hi guys im wondering if my psu is affecting my performance because my pc somtimes startup fine but then when i enter games i lag extremely then i restart my pc and its fine now im wondering if its the psu or not plz help

system specs :
cpu:intel qaud core q9550s
memory:2X 2 GB DDR2 800 MHZ
GPU:ATI Radeon 5870 1gb ddr 5
case:cm storm scout
cooling: cou cooler v6gt
Psu: gigabyte odin 585 with only one pcie connector! i use extensions provided with gpu

please reply as soon as possible
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 2:24:09 PM

Don't bump this one, it may end badly.
July 9, 2011 2:30:26 PM

What do u mean
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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 2:33:55 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Don't bump this one, it may end badly.

I couldn't help loling :lol:  :lol: 
July 9, 2011 2:36:20 PM

wht do u guys mean fffs plz tell me
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 2:40:06 PM

-_-haha said:
wht do u guys mean fffs plz tell me

No one here is obliged to help you and using 'text speak' and acronyms such as 'ffs' are reason enough for me to delete this thread, so roll your neck in and exercise some patience.
a c 144 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 2:43:26 PM

celpas said:
I couldn't help loling :lol:  :lol: 


:lol: 

@OP: why do you think it was your PSU?
July 9, 2011 2:52:30 PM

Ok im sorry monkey uhm renz i think its my su because it only has one pcie connector
July 9, 2011 2:53:24 PM

monkey wht do u mean no one here is abliged to help me

a c 271 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 3:15:36 PM

-_-haha said:
monkey wht do u mean no one here is abliged to help me

Just exactly that, no one who use this forum is paid to do so thus there is no obligation to post anything at all.
July 9, 2011 3:17:14 PM

oooooo ok i under stand but please help me if u can
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 3:20:39 PM

-_-haha said:
oooooo ok i under stand but please help me if u can

I would suggest that your problems may be driver related but making such suggestions always seems to get the ATi fans worked up into a bit of a frenzy.
July 9, 2011 3:22:26 PM

no no im cool but what drivers because i have latest drivers for everything
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 3:26:16 PM

-_-haha said:
no no im cool but what drivers because i have latest drivers for everything

Try the older drivers and see if one them makes the problem go away.
a c 216 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 3:28:16 PM

If you want to find out if the card is throttling, download MSI Afterburner or GPU-Z and monitor the clock speeds while you attempt to play. See if the core clock is dropping or not.
July 9, 2011 3:31:58 PM

no monkey have had the old drivers installed aswell also happened and would my card throttle because of psu
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 3:36:46 PM

-_-haha said:
no monkey have had the old drivers installed aswell also happened and would my card throttle because of psu

Weak PSU's tend to cause BSOD's, lock up's and/or error boxes popping up, throttling back when it shouldn't is a driver or BIOS (on the device) issue.
July 9, 2011 3:42:21 PM

my pc did bsod but it was because of chipset drivers ill role back my drivers and see if tht helps but do u think i should get a new psu just incase
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 3:58:18 PM

-_-haha said:
my pc did bsod but it was because of chipset drivers ill role back my drivers and see if tht helps but do u think i should get a new psu just incase

A darn decent PSU can never be a bad investment IMHO.
July 9, 2011 4:09:07 PM

so i should get it because the one i have now i bought to use with my old pc i had 9600gt
July 9, 2011 6:11:04 PM

monkey u still here
a c 216 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 7:22:10 PM

Corsair is a reputable brand, and 600W is a good size for today's single GPU systems. It should give you some room to protect yourself and overclock should you choose.

I believe mm was saying that he also likes Corsair, as he's had great success with them.
July 9, 2011 7:34:19 PM

ive ordered the psu hopefully getting it on monday uhmm should i take out my ati for the time bein or can i leave it in
a c 216 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 7:36:52 PM

If the problem is the PSU isn't powerful enough, I would not use it until you get your new PSU.
July 9, 2011 7:39:22 PM

it is the psu the gpu rquires a 40 A and my psu provides 30A
July 9, 2011 7:48:20 PM

th isnt good right
July 9, 2011 8:08:45 PM

????????? by stander
a c 216 U Graphics card
July 9, 2011 8:14:48 PM

Ya, I would not use it. If it's not getting the right amount of power, it will cause damage to the card.
July 9, 2011 8:15:58 PM

ok thanks do i need to un intall my ati drivers to put my 9600gt back in
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