Solved Help me out! System crashing randomly. Tags: Computers Blue Screen Systems Last response: March 29, 2013 11:11 PM in Systems Share Crobat March 29, 2013 9:55:57 PM My 3 month old computer has been crashing out of nowhere. For a moment, it just runs, then BAM. The whole system just shuts down on its own. There's also a BSOD once in a while. I think these might be the reasons why my system's crashing: -PSU not powerful enough? I think this could be causing my system to shut down randomly when its being stressed. Maybe the cables are not properly attached to the mainboard. -Cables connected to the hard drive could be loose, causing the BSOD? This is my system's specs: -Intel i5-3330 -8 GB RAM -128 GB ADATA SSD + 500GB WD Caviar Blue -AMD HD 7850 -MSI Z68 Motherboard I'm using a 500W PSU from Xigmatek. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks! More about : system crashing randomly n3cw4rr10r March 29, 2013 9:59:39 PM your cpu might be overheating also or just a bad psu. not really sure abt xigmatek psus. What is the model of your psu? m 0 l Crobat March 29, 2013 10:02:45 PM n3cw4rr10r said:your cpu might be overheating also or just a bad psu. not really sure abt xigmatek psus. What is the model of your psu? The model number is XCP-A500. The entire system runs constantly at about 46 degrees C. m 0 l Related resources Blue / Black Screen with White Dots. Games and system crashing randomly... Need help - Forum Please help me pc cut out randomly when I was playing a game - Forum Help me out! My PC crashed! - Forum System randomly crashing - Forum Help me out with the best PSU and UPS for my system? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer n3cw4rr10r March 29, 2013 10:08:03 PM Your problem is your psu. Its not powerful enough to run your 7850 gpu Radeon HD 7850 - 21A and a 500W psu minimum Your psu - 20A and 500w You need a psu with a higher amp on a single rail. m 0 l Crobat March 29, 2013 11:01:31 PM n3cw4rr10r said:Your problem is your psu. Its not powerful enough to run your 7850 gpu Radeon HD 7850 - 21A and a 500W psu minimum Your psu - 20A and 500w You need a psu with a higher amp on a single rail. I see. Thanks for your help! Could you recommend a good PSU that can handle my system well? m 0 l n3cw4rr10r March 29, 2013 11:02:39 PM What is ur budget? m 0 l Crobat March 29, 2013 11:07:54 PM n3cw4rr10r said:What is ur budget? About 120 bucks m 0 l Best solution n3cw4rr10r March 29, 2013 11:08:05 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60 - $10 instant rebate - $20 MIR = $29.99. Should work out just fine for ur current needs. or this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0092ML0OC/?tag=pcpapi-20 - $60 Share Crobat March 29, 2013 11:11:31 PM n3cw4rr10r said:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60 - $10 instant rebate - $20 MIR = $29.99. Should work out just fine for ur current needs. or this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0092ML0OC/?tag=pcpapi-20 - $60 Okay. Thanks! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Could someone help me figure out what makes Windows crash please? Forum SolvedRandom Crashing While System Stays On? Forum Please help me with troubleshooting my PC! Random freeze and crash Forum Crashing randomly, sound loops, never happens when I'm in a Skype Call, really need help? Forum Building a budget gaming system. Please help me out! Forum SolvedHELP!!! (CPU, GPU or MoBo) System crashes on starting ME3. Forum 4.4GHZ gaming system with 16GB ram - Please help me out Forum SolvedToshiba Satellite a505-s6005 Randomly Power Churns Out? Help?? Forum Computer Crashing Randomly plz help Forum SolvedSecondary Hard Drive drops out randomly - Urgent help needed Forum Random crashing out of nowhere Forum Solvednew win/8.1 pc annoying the absolute shit out of me!!! please help! Forum SolvedHelp me Figure out the Wiring for my EVGA 760?!?!? Forum Random restarts, windows 7 64 bit. Help me out guys, please Forum SolvedCan someone help me pick out parts for a gaming pc. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !