Computer turning off after upgrading my Graphics Card?

I recently bought Inno3d gtx 660. Now it's shutting down whenever I play my video games and also the cpu usage gets so freaking high. Can anyone please help me?

Specs:
Gtx 660
Athlon II x3 450 //I know. I'm upgrading my processor to intel i5 soon though. could this bottleneck be causing the problem?//
4Gb RAM
600W PSU // the card needs at least 500W. Can this also be the cause of the problem?//

Can anyone help me? please :I
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  1. Is it powering of all the way? Then it is power issues either the card pulling to much power or the PSU not delivering. The PSU is big enough so can you try the card in a different computer? It will tell us which one.
  2. I would look into the power supply. It does look like a power issue. The next would be is to look into the CPU. How is the temperature?
  3. SpectorH85 said:
    I would look into the power supply. It does look like a power issue. The next would be is to look into the CPU. How is the temperature?


    I'm sorry. I'm kinda new to this stuff. I don't know how to find out the temperature of my cpu. Can you tell me how?
  4. rolli59 said:
    Is it powering of all the way? Then it is power issues either the card pulling to much power or the PSU not delivering. The PSU is big enough so can you try the card in a different computer? It will tell us which one.


    I don't have anymore rig to test it with :/
  5. I would suspect the PSU first.
  6. For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.
  7. rolli59 said:
    I would suspect the PSU first.


    that's what my brother said. Is a 750W enough to power this card up?
  8. SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    So it's the PSU after all, huh?
  9. There is a possibility, yes. Do you have another graphic card lying around?
  10. Here you can see that a system with GTX 660 Calls for 430watt PSU http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm So it is not the size it is rather that one or the other is faulty and you should claim warranty (RMA).
  11. SpectorH85 said:
    There is a possibility, yes. Do you have another graphic card lying around?


    yeah. i had the gt 220 but it is now broken.
  12. rolli59 said:
    Here you can see that a system with GTX 660 Calls for 430watt PSU http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm So it is not the size it is rather that one or the other is faulty and you should claim warranty (RMA).


    but when i bought the card, it came with a list or something with the recommended watts of different gpus and i saw there that the inno3d gtx 660 needs at least 500w.
  13. Michael Palma said:
    rolli59 said:
    Here you can see that a system with GTX 660 Calls for 430watt PSU http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm So it is not the size it is rather that one or the other is faulty and you should claim warranty (RMA).


    but when i bought the card, it came with a list or something with the recommended watts of different gpus and i saw there that the inno3d gtx 660 needs at least 500w.

    And your PSU is 600watts so it should work but does not.
  14. SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C
  15. rolli59 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    rolli59 said:
    Here you can see that a system with GTX 660 Calls for 430watt PSU http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm So it is not the size it is rather that one or the other is faulty and you should claim warranty (RMA).


    but when i bought the card, it came with a list or something with the recommended watts of different gpus and i saw there that the inno3d gtx 660 needs at least 500w.

    And your PSU is 600watts so it should work but does not.


    so is it my card?
  16. Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C


    Are those temperatures at idle? If so that seems a pretty high to me, it could be a heat issue. I had similar issue a while back.
  17. Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C

    CPU is 56 degrees C while being idle? If it is , I would say it is high. In my opinion an idle pc, the normal cpu temp should be around 30 C
  18. SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C

    CPU is 56 degrees C while being idle? If it is , I would say it is high. In my opinion an idle pc, the normal cpu temp should be around 30 C


    well, i'm surfing the web. Does that count? if not, what do you suggest?
  19. Normal idle temp is 10-12°C above ambient, for most people high 30's-40°C. So check your cooler install. It can be that you have a BIOS setting that shuts it down at a certain temp.
  20. Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C

    CPU is 56 degrees C while being idle? If it is , I would say it is high. In my opinion an idle pc, the normal cpu temp should be around 30 C


    well, i'm surfing the web. Does that count? if not, what do you suggest?


    When you mean web surfing, I am sure it just one browser open with a couple tabs, if it - I would say it is still high. Like the others have mentioned, I would suggest you as well to check your cooling system- fans, PSU fan and so on.
  21. faithlessjoker said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C


    Are those temperatures at idle? If so that seems a pretty high to me, it could be a heat issue. I had similar issue a while back.


    how did you fix it?
  22. SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C

    CPU is 56 degrees C while being idle? If it is , I would say it is high. In my opinion an idle pc, the normal cpu temp should be around 30 C


    well, i'm surfing the web. Does that count? if not, what do you suggest?


    When you mean web surfing, I am sure it just one browser open with a couple tabs, if it - I would say it is still high. Like the others have mentioned, I would suggest you as well to check your cooling system- fans, PSU fan and so on.


    my cpu cooler is the stock ones. should i change it?
  23. Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C

    CPU is 56 degrees C while being idle? If it is , I would say it is high. In my opinion an idle pc, the normal cpu temp should be around 30 C


    well, i'm surfing the web. Does that count? if not, what do you suggest?


    When you mean web surfing, I am sure it just one browser open with a couple tabs, if it - I would say it is still high. Like the others have mentioned, I would suggest you as well to check your cooling system- fans, PSU fan and so on.


    my cpu cooler is the stock ones. should i change it?


    I ended up getting a better thermal paste and a new heatsink. That brought it down to 30's at idle and it stays in the 50's during gaming.
  24. rolli59 said:
    Normal idle temp is 10-12°C above ambient, for most people high 30's-40°C. So check your cooler install. It can be that you have a BIOS setting that shuts it down at a certain temp.


    i checked. i didn't see anything related of the sort
  25. faithlessjoker said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C

    CPU is 56 degrees C while being idle? If it is , I would say it is high. In my opinion an idle pc, the normal cpu temp should be around 30 C


    well, i'm surfing the web. Does that count? if not, what do you suggest?


    When you mean web surfing, I am sure it just one browser open with a couple tabs, if it - I would say it is still high. Like the others have mentioned, I would suggest you as well to check your cooling system- fans, PSU fan and so on.


    my cpu cooler is the stock ones. should i change it?


    I ended up getting a better thermal paste and a new heatsink. That brought it down to 30's at idle and it stays in the 50's during gaming.


    i'm sorry for my ignorance but could you tell me the purpose of the thermal paste? cause i don't think i put some on my cpu.
  26. Stock heat sink comes with it applied.
  27. Michael Palma said:
    faithlessjoker said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C

    CPU is 56 degrees C while being idle? If it is , I would say it is high. In my opinion an idle pc, the normal cpu temp should be around 30 C


    well, i'm surfing the web. Does that count? if not, what do you suggest?


    When you mean web surfing, I am sure it just one browser open with a couple tabs, if it - I would say it is still high. Like the others have mentioned, I would suggest you as well to check your cooling system- fans, PSU fan and so on.


    my cpu cooler is the stock ones. should i change it?


    I ended up getting a better thermal paste and a new heatsink. That brought it down to 30's at idle and it stays in the 50's during gaming.


    i'm sorry for my ignorance but could you tell me the purpose of the thermal paste? cause i don't think i put some on my cpu.


    Like <rolli59> mentioned, the stock heat sink comes with it applied. However, if you are changing the heat sink, then the thermal paste will come to use. Check out on youtube, there are videos that show how to use the thermal paste.
  28. SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    faithlessjoker said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    Michael Palma said:
    SpectorH85 said:
    For my desktop, I have a direct sensor for the CPU. Although there are quite a lot of softwares that can do the job. Google brings up many results such as "Core Temp", "Open Hardware Monitor" and so on. I have experienced that if the CPU temperature is high and if like <rolli59> mentioned the PSU is not delivering enough power- the PC shuts down.


    i downloaded the core temp and this is the result.. Tj.Max: 70 degrees C
    CPU: 56 degrees C
    Max: 58 Degrees C
    Min: 55 degrees C

    CPU is 56 degrees C while being idle? If it is , I would say it is high. In my opinion an idle pc, the normal cpu temp should be around 30 C


    well, i'm surfing the web. Does that count? if not, what do you suggest?


    When you mean web surfing, I am sure it just one browser open with a couple tabs, if it - I would say it is still high. Like the others have mentioned, I would suggest you as well to check your cooling system- fans, PSU fan and so on.


    my cpu cooler is the stock ones. should i change it?


    I ended up getting a better thermal paste and a new heatsink. That brought it down to 30's at idle and it stays in the 50's during gaming.


    i'm sorry for my ignorance but could you tell me the purpose of the thermal paste? cause i don't think i put some on my cpu.


    Like <rolli59> mentioned, the stock heat sink comes with it applied. However, if you are changing the heat sink, then the thermal paste will come to use. Check out on youtube, there are videos that show how to use the thermal paste.


    so i don't need to apply thermal paste anymore, right?
  29. rolli59 said:
    Stock heat sink comes with it applied.


    what about updating my bios? do you think it will change anything if i update my bios?
  30. If there is a BIOS update then it is worth a try.
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