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Windows 7: Not enough power for games :(

02 Nov 2011   #1
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Not enough power for games :(

I cant play games at the moment my 700w PSU went bang. I'd just been in to add drives and hadn't checked the power lead was in properly (which it wasn't) the resultant arching when I hit the power button fried it completely. I'm now using a whopping 350watt PSU that I had lying around until I get a new one, Still clocked to 3.2Ghz with 4 HDD's and running stable for basic apps but the PSU cut's out (probably overheat) when I try anything intensive like gaming. Although I did get 3mins into BF2 yesterday.

Needless to say a new PSU is high on my shopping list (although I ended up bidding on more ram instead today)
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02 Nov 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Sorry to hear that Ryan. Hopefully you'll find a great deal on a good PSU soon.
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02 Nov 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And I would NOT recommend pushing your computer to the limits to see what your PSU can handle and let the box crash when the PSU dumps. This is not a good exercise for your remaining hardware.
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02 Nov 2011   #4
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

lol thanks pparks, I wasn't going to though! I might not even dump each time, next time it might just fry instead but thats ok, i've got another 350w out in the shed!
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02 Nov 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

or it will take out your mobo, cpu and memory. You got extras for all of those things in your shed.
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02 Nov 2011   #6
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

actually yes, but not quite to the same spec, compatible though, infact I could built a rig out of that to run 350w more sustainably.
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