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Old 12-07-2009, 08:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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RMA'd the card. But thanks for all of the wonderful help. *sarcasm*
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I noticed that your using molex converters on the power supply.

Which is not good.
it is best to use native PCIE connectors. (less connections means more stable power)

What power supply do you have?
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm using a Power-Up! 550W power supply. It only has 1 pci express power cable. so I used that along with one of the molex converters.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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dont think you have enough juice

i have a 610w kingwin and i still use a dedicated 450w gc psu to power my hd4870.. just dont feel comfortable letting my kingwin power everything
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Power-Up are generally poor quality power supplies, I would highly recommend replacing it.

kingwin are also pretty crappy.

Take a look at the power supply guide linked in my signature for recommendations.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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kingwin are also pretty crappy.
yeah i got it from egg for $30 lol
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That is pretty cheap, there are very few good choices under 50 bucks.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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when you upgraded to the new video card did you clean out the old drivers?

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