Hello. I've had this computer for a little over a year and have always had graphical problems with pretty much every game I've played. In some games like Portal 2 there are no noticeable problems, but many games seem to share similar issues to the pictures below.
None of these pictures are in their native resolution (free photobucket account restrictions) so they're a bit blurry. When the games are actually running in native resolution and in motion they look MUCH worse. I sometimes have other graphics issues in some games but these lines seem to be the most common type of thing so I figured I would just use them as an example.
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T SE (LGA1366)
6.00 GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 534MHz
Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (XFX Pine Group) Crossfired with ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (Gigabyte)
700W Power Supply (Will check the name/type if it's really necessary)
I have tried both cards individually and in all 3 of my available PCIE slots. The exact same issues happen, so I assume it's not damaged cards but maybe I'm wrong. Drivers are completely up to date and I used driver sweeper to clean out the old drivers. Also have tried fiddling around with everything in the CCC but it doesn't help. Please help.
If you have a multimeter, you can test the voltage from a hard drive power connector(the older 4 pin ones). This has to be done at load for accurate tests.
Whatever you do, DO NOT SHORT any thing OUT(touching black to any other color without it going into the meter. do not let your meter leads touch either). The meter setting should be DCV under 20volts or and close to 12 as you can get. With a auto range meter, its just DCV.
Black to Yellow should me close to 12volts
Black to Red should be close 5volts.
Would have to be a real bad power supply as 57XX cards do not take much power.
I am more and more sure its the damn games.
Image from Majin Sephiroth @ xfire. And that is with a GTX 570
Image from Xfire, some similar outlines. I think that was a 5870 card.