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December 2, 2013 11:18:38 PM

I am using a relatively old system, but for years it has been running very well and I've had no issues. Recently, I decided to try out some games and installed Witcher 2, thinking that it's old enough to work. The game runs fine, but when I start it, I hear the fan going insane and after about 15-30 minutes of playing the system shuts off. No blue screen, no messages, no beeps - screen goes black, fans go silent, the computer is turned off. My first thought was that my video card was to blame, so I replaced it with a newer one. That allowed me to play continuously for a few hours, but when I got to a new level with a lot of units on the screen, the same issue came back - fans go nuts, then the computer goes off. Now I am thinking to replace the PSU. Please advise if this is a correct assumption and if there are any tests I should run prior to upgrading.

My current system is:
CPU: Intel Core Duo CPU E8400 3.00 GHz
RAM: 4GB
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 (2GB)
PSU: BFG LS680 (680W)

I am thinking to upgrade the PSU to Actel HCG-750M.

I appreciate your guidance. Thanks in advance.

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December 2, 2013 11:33:21 PM

If you mean Antec HCG 750M then that is an excellent unit and will work fine. ;) 
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