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October 3, 2012 9:12:10 PM

hi i have a gtx 550 ti graphics card, recently i have been having minor shadow/texture etc flickering problems but the fps is still good.

do you think the problem might be from power supply?


Intel core i5-3450 @ 3.10GHz 3.50 GHz
Ram 4 GB
System 64bit
hdd 1 tb
motherboard Gigabyte Ultra Durable Classic 4 P75-D3
Power supply Gigabyte-C420a-C2 420w

iam thinking of getting 600w and gtx 480 do you think its enough?

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a b ) Power supply
October 3, 2012 9:14:03 PM
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Depending on the quality of the power supply 600w should be enough for the 480 no problem but cheaper power supplies can't deliver their advertized power.

The 550 ti could have problems or the power supply so if you can check either to isolate the problem.
October 3, 2012 9:17:16 PM

im not sure how to find out the problem but i opened the case and they both look in good condition
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a c 92 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 3, 2012 9:18:18 PM

If you take it to a computer shop, they can test the psu.

If you have a spare psu around you can put that in and try it.
October 3, 2012 9:30:43 PM

esrever said:
If you take it to a computer shop, they can test the psu.

If you have a spare psu around you can put that in and try it.


Thanks do u know other reason i might be getting this so i can try out before changing the it.
little texture/shadow flickers its not a big deal but i dont like to see it

i tried upgrading / downgrading nvadia drivers.
October 3, 2012 9:31:09 PM

esrever said:
If you take it to a computer shop, they can test the psu.

If you have a spare psu around you can put that in and try it.


Thanks do u know other reason i might be getting this so i can try out before changing the it.
little texture/shadow flickers its not a big deal but i dont like to see it

i tried upgrading / downgrading nvadia drivers.
a c 92 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 3, 2012 9:35:34 PM

You can try downclocking your card with msi afterburner or something and giving it slightly more voltage to see if it would stabilize. Might want to run the gpu at 900mhz with a 0.025w bump to see if the problem continues.

Could also just be the game but that highly unlikely if it was playing fine before.
October 3, 2012 9:53:30 PM

esrever said:
You can try downclocking your card with msi afterburner or something and giving it slightly more voltage to see if it would stabilize. Might want to run the gpu at 900mhz with a 0.025w bump to see if the problem continues.

Could also just be the game but that highly unlikely if it was playing fine before.


okay then i will get a corsair 600w and gtx 480


final question do you think my build is good for gtx 480? amusing is have 600w?

thanks
a c 92 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 3, 2012 9:56:30 PM

depending on how much you are paying for the 480, other cards like the 7870 and 7850 are generally going to be preferable over the 480 because of power and noise problems.

The 660/7850/570/6970 is all about the same performance range as the 480, most of them slightly faster(the 7850 is slightly slower).
October 3, 2012 10:04:07 PM

esrever said:
depending on how much you are paying for the 480, other cards like the 7870 and 7850 are generally going to be preferable over the 480 because of power and noise problems.

The 660/7850/570/6970 is all about the same performance range as the 480, most of them slightly faster(the 7850 is slightly slower).


i prefer nvadia cards

iam sure 480 is faster than 660 and 570?
October 3, 2012 10:23:03 PM

thank i will look into them
October 3, 2012 10:23:46 PM

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