Need help with my power supply

  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Need help with my power supply

    Hey guys i been having many problems when i try to play some games they all been crashing lately and everything is pointing to my PSU.

    So i need to know if my Psu can hold all my hardware while playing heavy games on High settings, or if theres any software that can help me solving that. (srry for bad english)

    My Specs:

    OS:Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    CPU: Intel Core I5-3330 3.00 ghz

    Motherboard: H61M-A/BR

    Memory: DDR3 1333mhz 8GB

    Graphics Card: GTX 760

    Sound: Onboard

    Monitor(s) Displays: Samsumg B1930N

    Hard Drives: an old 320GB Samsumg

    PSU: Thermaltake Smart 550W

    Cooling: 3 Cooling fans

    Keyboard: A very cheap one

    Mouse: Rappo V2
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  2. Posts : 12,012
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

    Your graphics card is rated at 170 watts.

    I think that Thermaltake is made by Channelwell. I couldn't find a review on it, but I've seen bad reviews for some Thermaltakes.

    A 550 watt supply is certainly enough if it's a quality unit. I'd be suspicious of that PSU, but I can't find anything definitive about it.


    Here's a review

    which has this comment:

    Bottom line: a no-nonsense power supply that is capable of powering most mid-range PCs for today and tomorrow.

    The Good

    Solid performance
    Nice cabling
    Attractive price

    The Bad

    Voltage regulation droops at extreme load

    Here's another review:


    3 Year Warranty
    Good voltage regulation
    Good modular cables
    Relatively quiet
    High Efficiency


    Disappointing ripple suppression relative to competition
    Poor Crossload performance – voltage droop and high ripple
    Could benefit from more PCIe connectors

    Read page 10 and make your own conclusions.
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  3. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

    Yep they are mostly brands are made by several different companies and Thermaltake not that good in my opinion either and to check the requirements use this .

    To check volts run this HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download close the right hand window and click on Sensors scroll down to the motherboard sensor section where it lists the voltages - sorry am on my laptop so cannot give you a pic of what it looks like. The volts should be within +/- 5% of the stated values.
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