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Windows 7: Power Supply Upgrade/Problem

31 Oct 2011   #1
Paradoxy

Windows 7 Proffesional 64bit
 
 
Power Supply Upgrade/Problem

Hi everyone.

My original problem, i am sure is my power supply. However i would love a second opinion.

I have just upgraded to the cross hair V main board. My computer has been restarting randomly during intensive game play. it didn't do this before my upgrade. my PSU is 500w but ridiculously cheap.

Would you say it's the problem?

Secondly as i have said above i currently have a 500w PSU. I am thinking of upgrading to the antec High Current Gamer 750 watt.

I have filled in the system specs. do you think it will run my computer perfectly. also i will be getting 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM and an ATI 6970 will the antec PSU be enough?


I have done researchantec PSU seem's good but - recommended PSU for gpu is 750 and i think my mainboard is 600 so i arn't sure if i'm meant to add them up or just go for the 750.

Thank you all
I have tried multiple PSU calculators and found them to be shockingly awful


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31 Oct 2011   #2
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It seems to me that without alot of peripherals a 500 watt should be fine. I never 'cheap out' on hardware so I wouild recommend Antec or Rosewill.

As to the random restarts it could be a PSU but I wouldn't rule out other issues such as heat.
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31 Oct 2011   #3
Paradoxy

Windows 7 Proffesional 64bit
 
 

cheers for the quick reply. I have been upgrading in a funny order. Instead of getting the PSU first i got the processor then the board. PSU on thursday and then hopefully i can game again
Dont think colling is an issue though rarely gets above 50c.
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31 Oct 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why you don't skimp out on the PSU,

The Bargain Basement Power Supply Roundup Review

Just because it says 500W on the label doesn't always mean that's what it can output.
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31 Oct 2011   #5
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Get a Seasonics modular 650W or above. It may not be your problem but it will be eventually.
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31 Oct 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paradoxy View Post


i think my mainboard is 600

What does that mean? A motherboard is not going to use 600 watts.
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01 Nov 2011   #7
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

ASUS recommends a 600W supply for a fully configured system I imagine.

To the OP, no they don't add. Use the maximum of the two - 750W. Also, Seasonic are quality power supplies. Many sellers of power supplies are rebadged Seasonic. I will post a link later that lists who actually makes the power supplies by manufacturer.

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01 Nov 2011   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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01 Nov 2011   #9
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

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