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January 28, 2014 7:11:35 AM

I recently bought an AMD XFX R9 270X graphics card to replace my old Radeon HD 6700. Every time i try to play a game however it crashes to desktop or locks up within about 10-20 seconds of play. I have a 700 watt Xion power supply (model Number X0n-700p12N)

Here are the rest of my specs.
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.01 GHZ
4 GB of Ram ( DDR2 sadly)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My first thought was the per supply isn't good enough but the new card only requires a 500 watt, and I don't think its a ram issue because it still works fine with the old card.
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January 28, 2014 7:13:57 AM

Uninstall the graphics drivers and update them to the latest versions.
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January 28, 2014 7:14:24 AM

I did that, that was my first step.
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January 28, 2014 7:17:11 AM

I am not sure what other options I have for you but if you are not able to sort out your problems then take re-installing windows as your last option. That should work out for you. Hope that helps.
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January 28, 2014 7:18:15 AM

your psu is a weak one who the hell heard of Xion, it sounds cheap and Chinese, if that psu gets you a real 350 w consider yourself to be lucky but your new gpu eats 180W. why you bought the X version when the r9 270 is the same and it eats only 150w. 270X is the overclocked version of 270 and it eats 30w more, costs more and the real performance over 270 is only 5%. Check your Psu. a corsair 600w is what you need.
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January 28, 2014 7:19:10 AM

Not to sound ungrateful but how would re-installing windows fix my graphics card?
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January 28, 2014 7:25:07 AM

Thank you, I really thought that was the probably this issue but I wanted some confirmation before I look into purchasing a new one. I bought this computer off of IBuyPower about 5 years ago and was kind of new to building them so I didn't really know what I was doing. Thanks for the advice I will look into a new PSU today and let you all know if that solved my problem
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January 28, 2014 7:25:09 AM

Crowation said:
Not to sound ungrateful but how would re-installing windows fix my graphics card?


I am assuming the current driver files may be corrupted or not working the way they are supposed to work or stops responding at a certain point. So thats why wiping the hard drive and re-installing should be your last option, then update the drivers. I don't want to leave you with no options but something that would keep your hopes high. You have a great strong graphics card, so thats why.
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January 28, 2014 12:43:24 PM

Seems to have worked. Got a new Corsair 750Watt and all is running smooth as silk. Thanks for the help!
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