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Windows 7: Computer 'restart' when playing games on high graphics.

23 May 2013   #11
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

PSU's wise, you don't exactly go CHEAP on those....

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Power Supplies, Power Supplies, 701W - 800W

Read the ratings, best to go with one that has a lot of them, but you decide.

I'd go with:
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com


I realized I have the TX850, was angry at first, I paid $179 local for mine 3 years ago, I think

It's a critical part that COULD harm the rest, you don't want generic garbage, you wouldn't put a pinto engine in a corvette, right?

WOW 7 year warranty on a PSU, that is way more than expected.


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23 May 2013   #12
Mocking

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, thanks so much for the help guys! I'll try getting a new power supply unit today and see if it fixes the problem. Read the reviews and liking the Corsair.
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23 May 2013   #13
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mocking View Post
Okay, thanks so much for the help guys! I'll try getting a new power supply unit today and see if it fixes the problem.
I am pretty sure it will cure it, just stick with a decent branded PSU and you will be fine. If you don't plan to add another GPU then you will be fine with a high quality 650watt one.

The cheap ones are real bad, half the time they cannot sustain the rated power or even get close to it.

As I said before, Corsair, Seasonic or Antec are all well respected brands and you won't go wrong with any of them.

Let us know how it goes.

Paul.
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23 May 2013   #14
dwarfer66

 

I've had a Corsair hx520 for 4 years now in 2 builds and has NEVER given me any problems.
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23 May 2013   #15
dwarfer66

 

I have a Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H
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24 May 2013   #16
Mocking

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

After 5 months of trying, hopefully this fixes it. I checked walmart and radioshack and they do not carry PSU's (i feel rather stupid for trying). I bought the exact corsair PSU off newegg.
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24 May 2013   #17
sfw1960

Win7Pro x64
 
 
Ain't the first time to that rodeo.....

That should do it for you.
I have an old Vantec 620A that has got to be 4-6 years old, old as dirt - and it's still chugging along fine and as long as I don't put more than 5 HDDs on it I can O/C my 3 cored X3 455 OK. I paid $120 for that PSU that long ago - and it's only 520W continuous and it's still quiet. Money well spent is the power brick that makes or breaks your machines main stability factor.
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