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Nvidia GTX 570 - unable to run ANYTHING

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March 26, 2012 4:12:04 PM

Hey all,

im new to the forum and im a bit unsure of where to post this, i just recently got an Nvidia GTX 570... i wanted to take it for a test ride and so far things are going fro bad to worst.

i cant play anything, so far ive tested: Skyrim, Crysis 2, The Witcher, starcraft II and WoW; results are pretty much the same, no matter what setting i play for skyrim crysis 2 or the withcher (running at 1920 res), im able to play for 5-10 mins and thats TOPS and system reboots.

stacraft and wow seem to run ok but they are not as demanding...

specs:

Proc: quad core @ 2.66 ghz, 4 gigs ram
GPU: nvidia gtx 570
PSU: 800w Monster

temps do not seem to go over 60 celcius; HELP.

thanks!

ps: tried removing and reinstalling nvidia drivers, no go.
March 26, 2012 4:17:26 PM

sounds like it could be the power supply. Exactly what brand and model is it?
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March 26, 2012 4:20:28 PM

Pixxo 800w Monster supply, unsure if there is any other info on this psu,


Capacidad


800W






ATX 12V V2.3




Input Current


7A @ 115Vac / 4A @ 230Vac


Input Frequency Range


50 ~ 60 Hz


M/B 20+4 Pin x 1


CPU 4+4 Pin x 1


PCI-E x 2


Molex x 4


SATA x 2


Floppy x 1
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March 26, 2012 4:23:07 PM

well, assuming everything worked before you swapped out the gpu... its most likely one of 2 things. one, bad gpu. two, bad power supply.

or less likely, uve damaged the mobo while installing the new gpu.

edit: judging by the brandname ive never heard of, good chance its your psu. i would try a different cable off the psu. ie the 6 pin connector, try a different one. maybe you have a bad rail or something.
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March 26, 2012 4:24:38 PM

Edit: I am too slow on this Monday...

+1 to neon neophyte. A poor quality PSU will not output the juice a large card needs under high demand.
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March 26, 2012 4:35:21 PM

YEA, a good quality TX 650 will be perfect for you. there is a difference between a Good Quality 600 watt and a Bad Quality 800. you may have bad capacitors and other power holders in the power unit. a better quality power supply means a better quality part. And a Power Supply is the best insurance policy you can buy for your system
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March 27, 2012 4:14:05 AM

Rockdpm said:
YEA, a good quality TX 650 will be perfect for you. there is a difference between a Good Quality 600 watt and a Bad Quality 800. you may have bad capacitors and other power holders in the power unit. a better quality power supply means a better quality part. And a Power Supply is the best insurance policy you can buy for your system


wouldnt a bad PSU cause the same issues at starcraft and world of warcraft games (both at max settings, full res? )

i managed to run the witcher 2 for a lil bit (considerably) longer, decreased resolution to 1680 i believe it was and ran it in window mode and noticed a huge decrase in CPU usage...

im just saying if its a bad PSU that is able to run 2 games, it should at least crank enough power to run the witcher at minimum settings at full res... shouldnt it?




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March 27, 2012 9:42:10 AM

It's not about how much power it can "crank", it's how good its components actually are at supplying the power itself.
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March 27, 2012 12:35:58 PM

been reading about voltage beeing to low and a bios update being available, gigabyte bios software didnt let me flash the card so i tried manually setting the volatege with afterburner, for some odd reason it wont let me alter de core voltage...
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March 27, 2012 7:44:14 PM

got it to bump the clock, still having the issue...

so far i have only been able to play at 1280 x 1024
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