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Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown

For the past couple weeks, my computer has been randomly shutting down after I boot it up or put it to sleep. This has only been happening since I installed a new graphics card (Radeon HD 6670). Here is a picture of the error message: http://imgur.com/hn4Tkt3 and a picture of the whole text on that message: http://imgur.com/Ho17Mf2 . I have no clue what the problem could be. It's getting to be a nuisance. Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. Don't know if this is the right forum
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    I would suspect two culprits.

    1. Your power supply might not be large enough which causes your system to reboot.

    At any rate...Try to unplug aditional disks, dvd-rom, whatever to make sure the card has enough power and run a benchmark.

    2. The drivers may be cause an issue - try updating drivers from the radeon official website.
  2. bogdansv said:
    I would suspect two culprits.

    1. Your power supply might not be large enough which causes your system to reboot.

    At any rate...Try to unplug aditional disks, dvd-rom, whatever to make sure the card has enough power and run a benchmark.

    2. The drivers may be cause an issue - try updating drivers from the radeon official website.


    I almost guarantee it's the power supply. I'm using a slimline tower and didn't want to get a bigger case because I like the small size. Newegg estimated that my PC is using 291 watts and the only PSU that I could find that fits my case was 300W. I'll check out the drivers though. Does the rebooting cause any danger to my system?
  3. Yes, rebooting "unnaturaly" may cause your system to eventually fail.
  4. Toastrman said:
    bogdansv said:
    I would suspect two culprits.

    1. Your power supply might not be large enough which causes your system to reboot.

    At any rate...Try to unplug aditional disks, dvd-rom, whatever to make sure the card has enough power and run a benchmark.

    2. The drivers may be cause an issue - try updating drivers from the radeon official website.


    I almost guarantee it's the power supply. I'm using a slimline tower and didn't want to get a bigger case because I like the small size. Newegg estimated that my PC is using 291 watts and the only PSU that I could find that fits my case was 300W. I'll check out the drivers though. Does the rebooting cause any danger to my system?

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