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Windows 7: First Custom Build....BSOD errors and flickering screen

23 Nov 2015   #81
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

So I used Newegg's Power Supply Calculator....and low and behold it came out to 517W.

Next question is: how big of a power supply do I need? I've read from "just a bit more than the minimum required" to "twice the requirement of your graphics card."

Any words of wisdom?


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23 Nov 2015   #82
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I've learned from school to choose a PSU you need to do at least the following
  • calculate how much everything takes
  • add 25% to the calculation in case of something happens that requires extra.
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23 Nov 2015   #83
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

If, instead of a new PSU, I replaced my current graphics card with this:

Amazon.com: Sapphire AMD FirePro W4100 2GB GDDR5 Quad Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100-505817: Computers & Accessories

I would be ok? The advertised power draw is 50W, which is much less than the 400W for my current GPU.
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06 Dec 2015   #84
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Additional info, cannoncd has created a new thread at Windows 10 Help Forums.
After updating the BIOS, cannoncd states that the system hasn't crashed in 24h+ after 16 in 3 days.
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Link to the thread: BSOD issues - Windows 10 Forums
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06 Dec 2015   #85
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cannoncd View Post
So I used Newegg's Power Supply Calculator....and low and behold it came out to 517W.

Next question is: how big of a power supply do I need? I've read from "just a bit more than the minimum required" to "twice the requirement of your graphics card."

Any words of wisdom?
Hi,
I would suggest a evga 750 G2 or P2 they even now have a new GQ model worth considering
Get quality products and that will at least insure you get what you paid for
Usually you can find these items cheaper on Newegg or Amazon,
EVGA - Products - Power Supplies - Power Supplies - 750 Watts
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07 Dec 2015   #86
cannoncd

Windows 7 - x64
 
 

No more crashes since BIOS was updated. I'm fixed!
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