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Urgent GPU Question- Artefacting

#1ElJeffayPosted 10/1/2013 5:59:43 PM
Hey guys,
A few weeks ago I posted about my graphics card artefacting and crashing the computer. It was recommended that I RMA the card. I did, and got a "new" one. This card did not look like it was in brand new condition, however, and didn't have the plastic scraps on the sides (my other one did). Maybe this was used briefly for testing? No idea. Anyways, I plugged in the card (gtx 560 ti), and within 30 minutes, my comp froze and started artefacting again. Someone said a while ago that it could be a PSU issue, but I am really not sure. Is there any way to know? I have a cx600.

Interestingly enough, when I purchased the gpu and the psu last year, I still had artefacting issues. This was on my old setup, but I switched the mobo, ram, and cpu and still has the same issue, even with the replaced card. Any help would be awesome? Should I send my rig to a computer technician?
#2RequiemPosted 10/1/2013 6:05:46 PM(edited)
Well, an insufficient psu can cause the problem, although I have to wonder if they didn't just send you a bad card if the computer froze.

Although,really, 600cx shouldn't be causing any problems.
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#3ElJeffay(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 6:38:17 PM
Thanks for the response. I am starting to wonder if the card they sent me was also a dud, but I am reluctant to feel that it may not be (it seems so rare that something like that would happen). Is there anyone that could provide some insight as to what I should do?
#4Reaper_MinionPosted 10/1/2013 7:57:25 PM
Well, it's obviously either a faulty PSU or GPU. I suggest looking into the PSU first.
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#5wildog2006Posted 10/2/2013 5:29:11 AM
Well, lets think for just one second here. You had the same problem on your last rig, that had the same GPU and PSU. You've replaced the GPU and the problem persists.

What is the only part in common between the two rigs?

If you can't figure it out from there, you need more help than we can offer.
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#6SlaynPosted 10/2/2013 6:09:45 AM
wildog2006 posted...
Well, lets think for just one second here. You had the same problem on your last rig, that had the same GPU and PSU. You've replaced the GPU and the problem persists.

What is the only part in common between the two rigs?

If you can't figure it out from there, you need more help than we can offer.


I wouldn't put too much faith in RMA products, it's usually refurbished crap that they barely test.
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