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August 11, 2012 6:06:34 AM

Evening all,
I'm scratching my head on this one. I just upgraded my system from a 8600gs to a GTX 460.
I've got a ECS MATX GF7100PVT-M3 MB, E7200 CPU, 4gigs mem, on Win7-64 - fresh install.
460drivers fresh from Nvidia.
Finding a few frame forward-back jumping, jerking/tearing every couple of seconds type issues playing Blu-Ray(ISO), DVD or avi (xvid/mp3) via PowerDVD 12-1618 in 3D-red/Cyan. DVD and avi less pronounced just flickering every few seconds. Occassional flickers with 3D off on all 3 media types. I don't have the 3d kit yet so its red-cyan. CPU monitor shows about 60% load on both cores. Running TriDef player in 3D red-cyan on all media showed no issues.
The issue appears to be PowerDVD12/GTX 460 related. Did the patches on Cyberlink - no difference.

The only possible cause might be the MB PCI-E is not 2x rather 1x. Researching, this was not to be an issue. Complete re-install of OS to just the bare minimum made no difference.

Ideas very welcome
Jack

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August 11, 2012 6:09:48 AM

what kind of psu do u have?
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August 11, 2012 7:36:12 AM

IMicro 560watt. Thought of that too.
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August 11, 2012 8:52:51 AM

Mmm sounds like the PSU is having a hard time running the card. Try your 8600GS and see what happens.
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August 11, 2012 5:54:35 PM

The PS is the same one that the 8600gt ran on for months. Just put it back in about an hour ago - no issues across all 3 media types using same test files. Little sucker is a real bittach!
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August 11, 2012 8:30:04 PM

As a backup I paralled another 400w PS to the 4 power cables. Absolutely no difference. CPU's running 75% both cores. GTX 460 cool - I've ordered a Q9300 to try another CPU with a bit more horse power. If not that - then is=ts gotta be the MB.
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August 11, 2012 11:22:16 PM

Rechecking everything I found a BIOS update that's description was designed for a Rev 1.1 board (mine is 1.0) which I didn't apply. Trying that and everything is fixed - go figure! I went to the nearest mirror and cursed myself out!

Thanks for your time
Jack
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August 13, 2012 7:23:57 PM

Glad you fixed it!
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