Hello there fellow PC tinkers
So I just got myself a second hand 5850, card works like a charm (after getting CCC to work properly, that is).
But now I have this weird issue.
When I hook up my second monitor for simple desktop work, everything is fine.
However, when I actually stress the card (Borderlands 2, for example), my Network adapter and my Firewire controller stop working after a while.
I have got a External soundcard hooked up to my firewire port, so this results in me losing all audio.
When I exit the game, go to device manager, delete the said components from the list and add them again by searching for the drivers, they work properly again.
I am thinking this is a PSU issue, that the card takes too much power, thus resulting in not enough being left for other devices.
Before this card I was running a 9800GTX+, and my new card only consumes 6 watts more.
Although I am running a Coolermaster Real Power 520w, so this should really not be a problem.
I have just clean installed Windows 7, along with a complete format of all my harddrives.
When I get a new component I like to start clean
Has anyone else run into a similair problem, or can you just help me brainstorm about what the exact problem might be, all help is appreciated
Asus Maximus III formula
Intel i5-750 @ 2.66ghz (stock)
4GB Avexir DDR3-2000 (2 sticks)
Radeon Sapphire HD5850 (stock)
Cooler master Real Power modular 520w
1TB Hitachi 7300rpm HD
80gb WD 7300rpm HD
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 keyboard
Razer Deathadder 2013
Edirol FA-66 Firewire external soundcard (has it's own power source)
1 HP w2207 widescreen monitor *primary*
1 Samsung 190s monitor *secondary*
thanks in advance