Help with 7600's
Just to let you all know I’m not very clued up about PC components so the information I have is very basic, but if I need to get more information in order for you to help let me know where to look and I’ll get it.
I recently re-built my PC, formatted the hard-drive and re-installed windows. I’m using all the latest drives etc but I’m not sure if my process of installing them would be causing the symptoms I’m experiencing.
My system (very basically )
ASUS P5ND2 SLI MOBO
4GB of DDR2 Ram (excessive but i do allot of rendering)
2 x BFG 7600 GT OC in SLI mode
250GB hard drive
Hiper 580w TypeR PSU
It seems to be running games etc very poorly, is there anything in that spec that screams "underpowered" and would be causing a performance bottleneck? I used to have a BFG 6600 GT OC (but it blew up) and that seemed to run things better.
I have also noticed that when-ever windows media player opens, or video/music plays the screen will flicker black then settle when the app is running.
I've tried all the steps in kempez' guide with no luck, i've also contacted BFG who suggest a replacement. I'm reluctant to do this as i dont believe there is a fault with the cards (i've tested them individually, both perform the same - not much difference in SLI mode though).
Am i just expecting to much from them, i assumed 7600's in SLI could run most of todays games on pretty much full (or near enough) but it een struggles with Empire at war's menu page (with the crazy space battle in the background)
Should i just cut my loses and upgrade them to 7900gt's?
Any advice would be great, thanks for reading.