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Bought new EVGA GTX 660 and it seems like it crashes PC when pushed.

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November 2, 2013 1:35:34 PM

I recently purchased a new EVGA GTX 660 and a new power OCX 600 watt power supply for my old Dell XPS 8000(don't have a ton of money to build a new system so buying what I can when I can)

Whenever I play a game 1 of 2 things happen. Either the PC crashes or the Nvidia drivers crash. Running GPU-Z I see temps are around 70 and TDP is between 70 -80%.

Not sure if it's the power supply or video card. Any help for the PC gaming noob would be greatly appreciated.

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November 2, 2013 1:39:13 PM

OCZ is not famous for their quality PSUs, I only buy Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except CX series) and Antec.

edit: although your system with a GTX 660 should only need around 450W, so it is possible that either the PSU is garbage/faulty or the GPU could have issues. What cpu does your machine have? and how much RAM?
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November 2, 2013 1:40:36 PM

you need to post the exact model. and specs
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November 2, 2013 1:43:15 PM

looks like your problem is that you only have pci express 1.0 instead of 2.0 which would be a a serious bottle neck. not to mention the XPS 8000 model is a low profile version
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November 2, 2013 1:56:09 PM

goodguy713 said:
you need to post the exact model. and specs


goodguy713 said:
looks like your problem is that you only have pci express 1.0 instead of 2.0 which would be a a serious bottle neck. not to mention the XPS 8000 model is a low profile version


I know I know upgrading this old Dell might not have been the best idea but I'm on a budget.
CPU a Core i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz and according to what GPU-Z is telling me it's PCI-E 2.0
It has 8GB of ram.

It's running Windows 8.1 but just to be sure that wasn't it I reverting back to Windows 7 but still had the same problem.
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November 2, 2013 2:00:04 PM

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OCZ is not famous for their quality PSUs, I only buy Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except CX series) and Antec.

edit: although your system with a GTX 660 should only need around 450W, so it is possible that either the PSU is garbage/faulty or the GPU could have issues. What cpu does your machine have? and how much RAM?


To be honest I only with OCZ because it seemed like it decent reviews on newegg and it was modular. I went with the 600 because it had 25A and EVGA said the card required 450W with 24A.

It's this power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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