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graphics problems with evga 8600gts.


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Rechkalov7

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Greetings,


i recently bought a 8600gts from evga. I have installed the latest drivers on your site. My problem with the card is that i have problems with the graphics, i see some round shapes with black lines all over on the images moving all over when i play some games, like battlefield 2. I had no problems with my graphics before with a bfg tech 6800gt and i moved to 8600gts thinking it was going to give me less lags in games and a better fps. The specs of my pc are p5b asus mtb, intel e6600 2.4 dual core processor with antec box and 350w psu. Could the problem come from my psu? I know it,s at the limit but i bought it cause i knew the 8600 was allowing me to play without changing my psu.


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mmmmm,



help forum huuummm? :)
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Do you know what brand the PSU is?
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Hi,


well the brand, i don't know it was in the box it's from antec, the model of the box is slk 1650b.


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Hi,


it's probably a smart power since this is what comes with the box. I chosed the 8600gts cause i'm waiting for the 8800gts to come down in price and i knew i was supposed to be able to play the games with a 350w even if it's the minimum requirements for that card. I was thinking to go for a 700w ocz. The thing is that i had the same problem with a geforce 8500gt with no pci-express connector so i think the problem might come from somewhere else.


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Edited by Rechkalov7, 09 December 2007 - 09:13 PM.

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you either are under powering your video card and need to upgrade your power supply,
or you don't have the additional power connector connected on the video card.

Since your system is pretty decent, I would upgrade the power supply. This will allow you to upgrade to a better video card later on.
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Hi,

well i don,t know what aditionnal connector you're referring to but i can tell that the pci -express connector of the psu is well plugged in the card. If i want to change my card later for a 8800gts or gtx would a ocz 600w be enough to power it up?


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Edited by Rechkalov7, 10 December 2007 - 10:59 AM.

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yes, that would be a good choice
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Problem solved,


i installed the drivers from evga for the card and everything is ok, except that there are lags in the game like usual.
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you either are under powering your video card and need to upgrade your power supply,
or you don't have the additional power connector connected on the video card.

Since your system is pretty decent, I would upgrade the power supply. This will allow you to upgrade to a better video card later on.


that card doesnt requried an extra power cord
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