View Full Version : Problems W5900 Ultra

08-18-03, 06:27 PM
I just got a new PC, P4 3Ghz 800FSB and 2Ghz DDR, 120GB HD Audigy 2 sound card. It came w.xppro but after serval crashes i put on 2000. I first put my 4600 128DDR Asylum card in it and it worked very well. Yesterday i started getting all sorts of artifacts in games. In UT2003 the Nvidia logo is all messed up w/losts of triangles and distortion. Sometimes it happens right aways and sometimes i can play for a while b4 anything happes. It also happens in BF 1942 and splinter cell. Thinking the card had gone bad i used it as an excuse to go buy a new 5900 256 Asylum card. Which worked great for one night, but today it is doing the same thing as the 4600 was doing. I have reformatted and reinstalled win2k, i have completly removed and reinstalled 44.03 drivers and now i'm running the newest ones 45.23, but i still have this problem with all the artifacts. Any one have any ideas of what i can do to fix this problem? Phil

The Baron
08-18-03, 06:35 PM
What's the PSU?

08-18-03, 06:50 PM
sorry, PSU?

The Baron
08-18-03, 07:08 PM
power supply

08-18-03, 07:13 PM
300 i believe, if i need to go higher let me know, i can just make it to the store tonight

The Baron
08-18-03, 07:22 PM
that's almost certainly it.

get an Antec or Enermax of at least 430W.

08-18-03, 08:25 PM
Look like you got generic 300W PSU, 5900 Ultra need minimum 350W PSU from good brands like Antec etc.

08-18-03, 10:36 PM
well i got an antec 450, but when i loaded up windows i had artifacts on the windows load screen. i'm about to try a game, but doubt much will change. Phil