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Flickering lines - permanent damage done?

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#1 iamasloth


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:36 PM


I ran an ATI Radeon 4870 on my pc with a Cooler Master 500W PSU. Does that provide enough power for my graphics card? If not, could it lead to damage on the motherboard or other parts of my computer? Because a few months after building my pc I have been getting a serious flickering screen problem that happens most times, but can also be brought on by watching movies or playing games. It doesn't improve even after:

- upgrading PSU from Cooler Master 500W to Corsair CX600
- switching graphics card to Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT, using driver sweeper to remove old drivers
- switching monitors

I still get the flickering screen.

Is my motherboard or CPU permanently damaged..??

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

Thre rest of my specs:
CPU: Intel Quad Core 2 Q9400 2.66Ghz
Mother board: ASUS P5Q PRO (EPU) P45
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870; then tested with Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT
RAM: Kingston 2x2GB DDR2 800
PSU: Coolermaster 500; then upgraded to Corsair CX600
Monitor: Dell 2209WA; then tested with a BenQ monitor

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