I'm new on the site, but i have decent knowledge in computers. I got a Sapphire 6850 yesterday. After, the installation part my PC started to act a bit weird. It started to hang & had slowed down a lot. I tried to play BF3, but every 10-15 mins I got a black screen & then the game would resume after 2-3 mins. As last resort I did a clean installation of my OS.
After, the installation it worked as a charm. No problem at all. I played BF3 for 3-4 hrs without a single problem. At that time my GPU was @ 65-75 degrees(cel) at max load. I got bored & put my pc on sleep. Then again the SAME FUKN THING. Now it dosent even boot up. After the windows loading screen it automatically reboots. Don't know what to do. I will be trying to remove my card & check it out again. Lets see how it works out..
AMD Phenom II 955 BE
4gb DDR3 @ 1333
500GM HDD & 2 TB HDD
Sapphire HD 6850
My box is of NZXT & there aren't cooling issues.
PSU components deteriorate over time through usage. If something worked 2 years ago it may not work now.
Do you have a low end video card laying around your house or can you borrow one from somewhere?
If you could put in a weak video card and have everything work perfectly, that would be a clear indicator that the PSU is struggling to put out the wattage the system needs with the more powerful card inserted.
I guess I got the problem behind.
I recently changed my bedroom, so shifted my pc to another room. Today while I plugged the card out I kinda got mild shocks from the dvi cable(end part). There's definately a problem with the earthing. Do you think this might have caused the problem?? I've called the engineer to fix the wiring & everything related. Sadly I don't have any card.