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Windows 7: Crazy Lines On Screen Leads To BSOD.

19 Jul 2013   #41
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm not expert at reading these logs, I just look for something that looks way out of place. I don't see anything. Even your load going to 59% is nothing big. A 59% load isn't much.


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19 Jul 2013   #42
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I'm not expert at reading these logs, I just look for something that looks way out of place. I don't see anything. Even your load going to 59% is nothing big. A 59% load isn't much.

Hm, I see, I have no knowledge about it but it just seemed really off to me that a browser would bring it up to 59% load.

Anyways, does the picture of the PSU give any information? I could try and find something else if you need it.

Thanks again!
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19 Jul 2013   #43
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Hairbear, let's wait for gary (Britton30) to come back on. from what I see it appears you have 3 or 4 +12V rails at 18 amps each. The GTX260 requires 550W (which you have) but 36Amps. Each of your rails has 18 amps. To the best of my understanding, it would require your connections to be from 2 rails to equal 36Amps. So, and this is a guess, if your card is connected to a single rail, it may run until you put stress on it. Then it requires more power which isn't there, so you bsod or the card malfunctions. Again, that is a guess. Gary may know better about multiple rails than I do. If in the future you buy another Power Supply, I recommend a Corsair, Seasonic or Antec PSU. They cost more, but will produce what they claim to produce. They also have a single +12V rail, so you don't have to figure out which and how many connections from each rail. For example, my Corsair HX750 has, I think, 72A on a single rail. I can connect anything I want as long as I don't exceed that 72Amps, which you won't unless you get into some very high power stuff.

You have a 750W PSU, according to what I read on the label, it's max output is 648Watts. That is still plenty of watts for your computer. The only question is how are the rails split up to give your card the required 36 Amps.
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19 Jul 2013   #44
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Hairbear, let's wait for gary (Britton30) to come back on. from what I see it appears you have 3 or 4 +12V rails at 18 amps each. The GTX260 requires 550W (which you have) but 36Amps. Each of your rails has 18 amps. To the best of my understanding, it would require your connections to be from 2 rails to equal 36Amps. So, and this is a guess, if your card is connected to a single rail, it may run until you put stress on it. Then it requires more power which isn't there, so you bsod or the card malfunctions. Again, that is a guess. Gary may know better about multiple rails than I do. If in the future you buy another Power Supply, I recommend a Corsair, Seasonic or Antec PSU. They cost more, but will produce what they claim to produce. They also have a single +12V rail, so you don't have to figure out which and how many connections from each rail. For example, my Corsair HX750 has, I think, 72A on a single rail. I can connect anything I want as long as I don't exceed that 72Amps, which you won't unless you get into some very high power stuff.

You have a 750W PSU, according to what I read on the label, it's max output is 648Watts. That is still plenty of watts for your computer. The only question is how are the rails split up to give your card the required 36 Amps.
Haha... Thats a lot of information I dont quite understand.

I have a quick question about replacing/upgrading my video card. Regardless of whether or not my computers problem is based on the GPU, I was looking to upgrade anyways. I don't know much about cards so my friend suggested I get the GTX 660, since it was in my budget(around 200$). With what I have right now, would I need to get anything else? Or is the 660 compatible with everything I have?

Thanks.
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19 Jul 2013   #45
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Yes, I think it is, but for $200 you could probably get a 660. This one has good ratings and would probably be a better card. It requites a 450W PSU.
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19 Jul 2013   #46
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Attachment 277193
I have red highlighted what essenbe was talking about. You PSU (power supply unit) has 4 separate 12V outputs, which is what the GPU uses, each one supplies a max of 18 amps, or amount of current. You current GPU has a max requirement of 184 watts, or 15 amps, which is at the top end of your PSU's output. This means it is running at nearly "full speed".

Good news is the GTX 660 needs less power, 11.6 amps, 140 watts and will perform much better.

Is your computer factory built, an Acer?
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19 Jul 2013   #47
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Attachment 277193
I have red highlighted what essenbe was talking about. You PSU (power supply unit) has 4 separate 12V outputs, which is what the GPU uses, each one supplies a max of 18 amps, or amount of current. You current GPU has a max requirement of 184 watts, or 15 amps, which is at the top end of your PSU's output. This means it is running at nearly "full speed".

Good news is the GTX 660 needs less power, 11.6 amps, 140 watts and will perform much better.

Is your computer factory built, an Acer?
I see. Uh its Gateway, it was on sale three years ago so I bought it. I'm trying a different card in about 10 minutes I'll update when I'm done.
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19 Jul 2013   #48
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I see, the PSU label says "Designed for Acer" in the lower right.
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19 Jul 2013   #49
ayoitzyu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I see, the PSU label says "Designed for Acer" in the lower right.
Hm. LOL.

Anyways, I tried out my friend's card it was an AMD 6750, and I'm 100% my card is broken. His card could actually reach the home screen and run a stress test. After I plugged mine back in, it proceeded to BSOD before I could even see the words "Welcome".

I'll most likely be getting the GTX 660.

Thanks for everyone's help!
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19 Jul 2013   #50
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good luck, please let us know how it goes for you.
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