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October 27, 2013 7:21:08 AM

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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October 27, 2013 8:31:29 AM

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.
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October 27, 2013 9:14:41 AM

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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October 27, 2013 9:16:19 AM

Yes, rebooting "unnaturaly" may cause your system to eventually fail.
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February 19, 2014 6:43:44 AM

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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