Question Game artifacts that disappear when I lower the GPU's power limit

Ymss

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hello, I recently got a GTX 1060 3GB

I performed a stress test on it for almost one hour, no artifacts, temps were maxed at 62 degrees celsius

Played a couple of games with it, no problem, then I tried this one particular game (nier automata) and I saw weird blue, red, and yellow things that appear and disappear quickly

It took me a while to realize that they disappear when I lower the GPU power limit to 70% (around 80 Watts) any more than that and they appear back again

I haven't experienced this problem in any different games (though someone online w/ a similar problem said that they did experience it in different games)

is this normal? Can someone tell me what is going on? How to make sure my GPU isn't dying on me?

Components: i5 2400, 8GB ram & I also bought a new 500W PSU, could it be the culprit here?
 

Ymss

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brand and model of this new 500w psu?
Nothing is written on it except Hewlett-Packard TRF2140W91 (that's hp, right?)

It was the cheapest 500W psu available at the local store that I also bought the GPU from, I know it's not the smartest decision to just buy the cheapest thing but I had to so since I'm short on money
 

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