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Hey guys so i have this problem. The thing is when i watch youtube videos i can see that the video is a bit blurry and when i crank up the video quality and if there is any text in that video the letters are jagged and hardly readable, the better quality i put on , the worse it gets. The games are also blurry it feels like its on FXAA or something. For example im playing WoW and it doesnt feel the same anymore the graphics with 4x or 8x AA are crisp clean, no jagged edges , no blur etc... Now its hurting my eyes after 10mins of playing. And i have a feeling that my entire Windows might be on a FXAA or similar effect. Cuz the fonts everywhere are slightly messed up. Everything was perfect last week. Can my video card be dying or something?  Ive got the latest video drivers(reinstalled 3 times), running my monitor with an HDMI. I hope this post made sense and pardon my English.


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P.S Ive got every single FXAA and AA setting tuned off in the nvidia settings.


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:welcome:   modeliux28

 

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is a brand name provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.

 

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:welcome:   modeliux28

 

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is a brand name provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.

 

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I have a custom built pc , no brand. No idea what kind of PSU i have.

Specs: Cpu - i3-2100  GPU Gigabyte, GTX 550 Ti 1GB, 4GB's of RAM

 

Sorry for replying to my own thread. I have now found out how edit works ^^


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it is important that we know the PSU details, can you take off the side of the case and make a note of what is on the PSU, see the example below.

 

Download Speedfan and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows. The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator.

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(this is a screenshot from a vista machine)

 

To capture and post a screenshot;

 

Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.
 

Depending on the results we may need to run further software for comparison http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html

 

Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.

 

Sorry for replying to my own thread. I have now found out how edit works ^^

 

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Ok, i have some results , here i go. PSU: ACC 400W Things are hard to see in the screenshots , quality got worse when i uploaded them here :(

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Also have some video and games examples.

 

So here you can see how messed up my videos are with the text fonts and video quality itself. This video is running at 1080p ive tried 720p looks almost the same. I am forced to watch in fullscreen because its a bit better. But i never needed to watch in fullscreen before.

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And in here there are some weird dots in this game which ive never seen before, when i move the screen they change too, they appear on textures edges, plus the game is a bit blurry , jagged edges everywhere ,i know Anti-aliasing can blur out the screen, but  i am running 4x AA and the graphics were crisp clean last week, same thing with x8 AA. Disabling AA doesnt help, same blur, same dots, same jagged edges.

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Finally in here you can see that the text above the characters is all messed up , almost unreadable , its readable when i am few meters aways from the characters.

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Btw running native resolution 1920x1080 , drivers up to date, etc. My guess is GPU or the monitor is dying. Forgot to mention that my GPU is Windforce edition. 

Again , hope this post made sense and sorry for my English. Cheers.


Edited by modeliux28, 12 April 2014 - 03:52 PM.

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It looks like your card is starting to artifact and this is something that can be caused by a poor/underpowered PSU and/or overheating.

 

You have told us that you have a 400W PSU but not provided a brand  name, this is a major concern as we have no way of checking the reliability or performance of the PSU and this is most likely damaging not just your GPU but also the rest of your hardware.

 

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.
 
Total continuous amperage available on the combined +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor here, Antec and Corsair which are two of the best quality PSUs both provide 400W PSUs that produce 30A on the +12V rail whereas cheap no name brands will at best only put out between 15 and 17A, this will slowly but surely destroy your hardware and starting with the item that requires the most power which is the GPU.
 
Run HWMonitor and post a screenshot so that we have a comparison to Speedfan, this because the results show high temps and voltages that are out of wack.
 
I am going offline shortly as it is getting late here in the UK. 
 
Your English is very good btw  :thumbsup:

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Gonna take and upload a photo of the side of my PSU in the morning since it has more info written on it , but for now im going to upload HWMonitor. Cheers and good night.

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Can I ask how many cooling fans there are inside your case and what are the ambient/room temperatures like where the computer is used.

 

If you have a desktop type cooling fan, try leaving the side off the case and directing the fan so that it blows cool clean air into the inside of the case, play your game and then take fresh HWMonitor or Speedfan readings to see if the temperatures have dropped any and if the video quality has improved, keep in mind that if the computer has been used with these high temperatures for any length of time the heat may have already damaged your hardware.

 

Please note that if there are children or pets around you should not at any time leave the computer unattended while you have the side off the case.

 

The HWMonitor results report the same high temperatures of 62C for System, SMIOVT (4, 5 and 6) in Speedfan and SYSTIN + CPUTIN in HWMonitor, these sensor readings all pertain to the same thing which is your MB overheating, this is possibly the Northbridge and Southbridge chips.

 

What is not helping is the fact that we are not getting the full PSU voltage readings that we need.

 

Please restart your computer and check the temperatures/voltages in the BIOS, no screenshot is required just make a note of the temperatures and the +3.3V, +5V and the +12V and post them with your next reply.

 

NB: BIOS voltage readings.

 

The readings are not conclusive in the BIOS as the computer is under the least amount of load, if they are higher or lower than what they should be though it does suggest a PSU problem.


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There are no separate cooling fans in my case , only the ones that my computer components have: video card has 2 , cpu 1 and a psu 1. Computer is being used in a room temperature of 20+. Dont have a desktop cooling fan , but im always keeping the side of my computer open.

 

So the voltage readings in the bios are +3,3V - 3,328V      +5V - 5,120V      +12V - 11,904V

 

I also took a picture of my PSU's side , maybe it will clear up some things.

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You need to get some additional cooling in your case, for the best cooling you should have an induction fan at the front of the case to draw in cool clean air + an exhaust fan at the rear of the case to expel the hot air, what you presently have is simply moving the hot air around inside the case and that is why the MB is heating up, what is the brand and model name or number of your MB.

 

Your BIOS readings are what they should be but as I have said the computer is not under load and the figures will change when it is.

 

Please note that there is one thing that is possibly worse than using a known poor quality brand of PSU and that is using one that is unheard of, for brands of PSU to trust and brands to avoid please refer to the attached links http://www.10stripe.com/featured/psu/brand.php and http://www.pcmech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=208143

 

PSU database http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm

 

 

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So getting a few coolers and a new PSU would solve my problem or is it too late? Would this one be enough? http://www.corsair.c...tt-power-supply


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You need a new PSU and additional cooling fans regardless of whether it resolves the issue or not I`m afraid  :(

 

I asked in reply #11

what is the brand and model name or number of your MB

 

Can you answer this question for us + also tell us the same for your computer case and in which country you will be purchasing the PSU and fan/s, we can then look for what you need at the best prices, the display problems are not as bad as they will get so you may have caught this just in time.


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Ah , I totally forgot about this one. So my MB is ASUS P8H61-M LX3   and the computer case is BlueMoon , found no model just that. Im planning on buying the new PSU in Lithuania , but i dont think you will be able to find something , since English is not our native language ^^   One more question... I paid about 410 pounds for this pc , is it worth it? :D     


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I couldn`t find anything on the brand of case I`m afraid  :(

 

PSU examples for you to use as a guide to the quality that you require, here

 

As to the price that you paid for your computer I cannot comment on that as there are too many variables.


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