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 Post subject: Power Supply
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:24 am 
8086
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First, Computer Specs:
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Athlon II X4 630
Propus 45nm Technology
RAM
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
FOXCONN 2A92 (CPU 1)
Graphics
Compaq S1922 (1366x768@60Hz)
2048MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA)
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EADS-65P6B0 SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

Problem:
When i am playing any game, or watching a movie, my computer will just shut off with no warning. I open the side case and it appears that is is not getting too hot. I left the case open because it is a small case. it continues to shut off. the more i read up on it the more i learn it is most likely a power supply issue. if you have any other suggestions let me know.

If it is a power supple issue, what kind of power supply should i get?

The graphics card is new and a lot more powerful than the previous, so i assume this is the issue. and help is appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:12 am 
Smithfield
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What's your current power supply?


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:44 am 
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Looks like 250... That's gotta be the problem, no?

What do you suggest and where to buy for a cheap good quality gaming psu that will work with the rest of my computer? Graphics card, to be precise.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:40 pm 
8086
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Get Seasonic. It's silent and cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:11 am 
8086
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...i cant tell if your looking for water cooled or not...?


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:41 pm 
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i do not think it is overheating. im wondering what type of power supply i should upgrade to. right now i have a 250w and i know thats not enough. any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:28 am 
Clawhammer
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First thing to do is to calculate your wattage...
http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx
http://www.msi.com/service/power-supply-calculator
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com
http://www.journeysystems.com/power_supply
http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/to ... index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Power Supply
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:22 am 
Smithfield
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forgiven57 wrote:
i do not think it is overheating. im wondering what type of power supply i should upgrade to. right now i have a 250w and i know thats not enough. any suggestions?

A 450W-500W should do. Anything from Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, SeaSonic, or CoolerMaster


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