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Old 09-21-05, 09:21 AM   #4
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Arrow Re: MSI 5950 Ultra broken?

Sorry that no one seems to read this section......

I have 2 ideas as to what may be causing your problems.

1. Motherboard is croaking.
2. Power supply is dieing.

I would lean more towards the motherboard being the problem if you have a good power supply (Vantec, PC Power & Cooling, Antec, Cooler Master, etc.). However, if you do not have a good (worth every penny of the $100 I paid for mine) power supply, then I would suggest going for that first. If your PSU is dieing, you may be getting undervoltage on your +5V or +12V and that would probably produce artifacts. Unfortunately, the converse is also true. You may be getting too much voltage on your +5V and +12V rails. This condition can and usually will cause permanent damage to your other components. If you don't have a good PSU, get one now.

Using a cheap (came with the $25 case) PSU is like drinking toilet water. You might be ok, or you might get sick and die.
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