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Windows 7: Is this a sign of my graphics card failing?

21 Jun 2013   #11
bartrulz

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

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I honestly don't know anything about it other than the fact that it is 800 watts.
Which isn't a good sign. A failing PSU is compatible with your issues.
It's an Extremegear 800 watt PSU. Is there any way to check if its faulty?


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21 Jun 2013   #12
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .... I think you mean Xtremegear 800 watt PSU ..... How has it been running ? Any crashes ..... You would need a power supply tester ... I am sure this is not some thing which that you would like to purchase ...
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21 Jun 2013   #13
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

The link below will give you a general idea about PSU

Bad Power Supply (PSU) – How to Check If a Power Supply is Dead
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21 Jun 2013   #14
bartrulz

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

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Hi there .... I think you mean Xtremegear 800 watt PSU ..... How has it been running ? Any crashes ..... You would need a power supply tester ... I am sure this is not some thing which that you would like to purchase ...
Yeah, I have considered replacing it for a while now. I have heard of the failure rates for this one. However I've had it running for a year now with no problems.
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21 Jun 2013   #15
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

It is true to say a lot of them have had problems .... You cant do much else ... Only wait and see what happens ... Keep us posted
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21 Jun 2013   #16
bartrulz

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

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It is true to say a lot of them have had problems .... You cant do much else ... Only wait and see what happens ... Keep us posted
Oh I will say that I have not had any of the problems today while heavy gaming and leaving my antivirus on if that helps any. I will update if anything happens or I make any progress. Or if someone has a suggestion / idea.
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21 Jun 2013   #17
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Bad brand, bad reviews. PSUs can develop erratic behavior, and it is one of the possible modes of failure (they don't just go dead). I recommend to replace it with one with good reviews. Also, I doubt that you need more than 650W, check with this PSU calculator.
Checking if the current one is faulty requires expensive equipment as it needs to be tested under load (while actually providing 6-700 watts to devices, not at idle.
The PSU is the only component that can kill HDD, GPU and board at the same time with a power spike. Why gamble your PC for 50$ of "saved" money?

I still hope that it was a kaspersky issue, but I would not bet on it.
Keep us posted.
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21 Jun 2013   #18
iRazer

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Try Cleaning your CPU (INSIDE)
then try installing the nvidia latest version for your pc
or try to ask some expertise near you to check your pc problem.
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21 Jun 2013   #19
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
Bad brand, bad reviews. PSUs can develop erratic behavior, and it is one of the possible modes of failure (they don't just go dead). I recommend to replace it with one with good reviews. Also, I doubt that you need more than 650W, check with this PSU calculator.
Checking if the current one is faulty requires expensive equipment as it needs to be tested under load (while actually providing 6-700 watts to devices, not at idle.
The PSU is the only component that can kill HDD, GPU and board at the same time with a power spike. Why gamble your PC for 50$ of "saved" money?

I still hope that it was a kaspersky issue, but I would not bet on it.
Keep us posted.
Do yourself a favor and replace the PSU

That was the first thing he asked and was dead on the PSU should have been a piece you spend a good chunk of money on to make sure you have the proper power going to your MB

That is the #1 PC killer
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22 Jun 2013   #20
bartrulz

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

So far I have not had any issues for 2 days *knocks on wood*. What PSU would you recommend? I would like one that is at least 800 watts and has the same amount of connectors and such.
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