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September 2, 2012 1:48:46 AM

This problem occurs whenever I am plying Battlefield 3, the screen locks up like this and I have to restart the computer to get rid of the problem.
It's very hard to explain to I put a video here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3phIYqAcTs

I run BF3 at lowest settings with no AA at 1920x1080 Resolution.
Specs:
i5 3570K Stock Clock
GTX 550TI
12GB DDR3 Ram
Corsair SSD
MSI 7676 Mobo

It also happens when I run 2 550TI's in SLI

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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 2:04:54 AM

what power supply do you have? when you say it happens when you run two in sli it seems like they are not getting enough power...you can also check and see what your temps of the gpu(s) are in game..report back with those...does this happen with other games or just bf3?
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September 2, 2012 2:39:19 AM

I Have a tsunami 850W PSU
The temps at idle on the single card at at 40degrees and under load they are at around 65-70 degrees.
SLI does the same thing.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 2:40:41 AM

is this the only game that this happens with? or does it happen with other games as well? you should try updating your drivers to the latest ones
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September 2, 2012 3:42:46 AM

It happened with Sniper Ghost Warrior a few hours ago.
I have tried EVERY driver in the 500 series, same result.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 4:03:19 AM

tsunami brand psu I never heard of it...there is a potential that your psu is your problem...your temps are fine..what is your cpu temp while gaming?
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September 2, 2012 4:43:53 AM

Max temp while playing bf3 is 55 degrees.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 5:04:54 AM

is there anyway you can test your cards in another system to make sure its not the cards fault? or maybe a different psu in your system to rule out the psu being the problem?
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September 2, 2012 5:56:43 AM

Not really no, does anyone have any idea what this problem is called?

By problem i mean the youtube video.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 2, 2012 4:12:11 PM

yea its called artifacts. there really inst any other name for it bc its a very specific problem. Has this always been a problem? or did it just recently start happening?
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September 3, 2012 4:35:12 AM

Ahhhhhh artifacts!
Thankyou so much, now i have a term to search with.

:D 
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September 3, 2012 4:38:17 AM

And yeah it's been a problem for the last 5 weeks apprx
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 3, 2012 5:35:07 AM

it would help alot if you could test your cards in another computer to see if the problem is still there...do you have a friend with a decent computer that you could test them in? maybe offer him/her dinner lol that usually works for me
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September 3, 2012 6:25:59 AM

I have another computer but one of the cpu pins is bent so the top PCI slot doesn't work, im getting a 670 in a few weeks, ifi still get issues there then i will replace the PSU.
How does that sound?
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September 3, 2012 6:40:07 AM

Best answer selected by palmerrulzah.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 3, 2012 6:50:57 AM

that sounds like a plan to me goodluck and keep me updated on how it goes.
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