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#1 keldron

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 11:54 PM

ok so here is my problem , i will try to be as descriptive as I can .

I recently replaced my motherboard to a new one ( the old fried :thumbsup: ) I noticed that my monitor screen would flicker from time to time . The flickering occurs in around 5-10 seconds intervals and the way it looks is my monitor will all of the sudden become really bright and then become dark(er) again and on and off like that around every 5 seconds ... it's driving me nuts tbh and I can't seem to figure out what is causing it or where to even begin ( I downloaded newest drivers for my 3D card and installed them ) . Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated .

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:49 PM

My new motherboard is
5KPL-CM ( here is the link to the stats http://usa.asus.com/Search.aspx?SearchKey=5KPL-CM )
The 3D card that I use is ATI RADEON 2600 PCI 512 MB ( link for the card specs http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonhd2600/r...00xt/index.html )
could that be a problem ?


Also for some odd reason I can't install Catalyst Control Center ... :thumbsup: ( I get this error Aplication install : install Service Package not found ) <----- This problem is solved

I also noticed my gamma settings are really really low and in few games even though I adjusted in game settings they are still very very dark and makes it unable to play them ( fallout 3 is an example )

Ok I somehow managed to get the Catalyst Control Center installed after almost all day battle with my PC ...so that is out of the way now I wonder how the hell to get rid of that annoying flickering

Edited by keldron, 05 December 2009 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:21 PM

what are you using for a power supply? if old board fried it may be due to lack of stable power

try re-seating the video card make sure you have power connected to the card also check refresh rate should be around 70-75

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:23 AM

I use the power supply that came with the tower which is

Power supply

* AC input voltage(47-63Hz):
o 100-127V/8A
o 200-240V/4A
* DC output wattage: 300 Watts

According to what I found at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...501&lang=en

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:31 AM

you really should get a better power supply the OEM power supplies that come with machines like that are barely enough to run the hardware it comes with but when you try to do upgrades like a video card that requires more power it becomes a problem

here is what is required for the video card you have

System Requirements
400 Watt (550 Watt for CrossFire™) or greater power supply recommended
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/CertifiedPSU for a list of Certified products

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:38 AM

would this card be better then and can it run applications such as fallout 3 and World Of Warcraft

NVG34P GeForce FX 5200 128MB 128-bit DDR PCI Video Card <--- I have this card lying around somewhere and wouldn;t mind replacing it if it's better from what I found out it requires only 250 Watts according to http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16814108129

As long as it can run my games I'll be happy as right now I am on a very very tight budget and can't afford new power supply .

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:40 AM

it might be ok but only on very low settings but remember even if the video card requires 250 that only leaves 50 watts to run the rest of your system this is not good you really need a better power supply

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:45 AM

even this would suffice it's better than what you have and it's cheap


http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.a...N82E16817170010

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:46 AM

ok will buy one as soon as I can afford it :thumbsup:

Can a power supply be the cause of the flickering / graphical abnormalities ?

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:48 AM

YES

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:52 AM

always buy the best power supply you can afford build your system around the available power and amperage get high efficiency with good amperage on the +12 volt rail something with PFC get a PC Power And Cooling if you can afford it they make really good power supplies as well as Corsair and Seasonic

Edited by computersplus, 06 December 2009 - 03:53 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:58 AM

awesome thx for your help !

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:59 AM

anytime

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:30 AM

If I was to spend around 150-200 on power supply what would you recommend ?

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:33 AM

this is all you need right here this is enough for most demanding systems


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139005




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