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16 Oct 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thanks Sub Styler that is the answer I have been looking for since my psu crashed.

Okay so now I can test if its my graphics card or mother board by plugging my card into a spare compute I have, but i'll be using the same power supply the 550W.
Could the different power supply cause the problem ?

So when i get home today i'll wire up the other mother board, plug in my graphics card and if it works my mother board is screwed, if it must be my card.

I'm worried ill buy a new card, plug it into my board and it'll break that too.

Are there any other ways I can test the mother board?

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16 Oct 2011   #12
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Not really any way to test a board at home other than use it, if it under warranty you could try to RMA it (send back to manufacturer) and if it's good they will send it back, if it's bad you get a new one. If it's not under warranty they would charge you to test it. If you are worried about power supply strength, dont use too many hard disks, case fans, usb devices ETC when testing, just the essentials.

On one of my early PC's I had a 12v cigarette lighter from a car, this was an excellent way to kill a PSU by adding a sudden massive load to it.
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16 Oct 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Is it weird that I can use both the graphics card and the motherboard with the only issue of lag when playing a newish game?

Like i would imagine having more obvious problems if the motherboard or card were broken, but i have no experience ahah
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16 Oct 2011   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Some one here would be able to help you on your lag problem if you would fill in your system specs completely. Lower left corner of your post.
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16 Oct 2011   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64bit



checked ram, ram's fine.

I spoke to the IT people at my uni today, he suggested that as i'm currently using a nonameish brand PSU, the continous wattage is not actually 550W, he said alot of the no name brands mark the max wattage and no the actual continuous wattage.

I got my 6pin power adapter just then, so im going to unplug everything i dont need from the power supply, plug the card in through the supplementary power port and see how it goes.

I can't find any info on my temp power supply online, it doesn't give a continous wattage number on the side which sucks


That fixed it, problem solved!

Now to buy a new PSU.

If i eventually upgrade to a GTX560 and a intel 2 quad q9550 (requires about 140 more power then my current sett up)

should i buy a Corsair TX-650 V2, or a 750 for 40 dollars more?
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17 Oct 2011   #16
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit

Always go for the most wattage (within budget/reason/quality) you more options for future expansion....
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