Hey everyone, i recently upgraded my gpu in my pc. gt 610 1gb to gtx 550ti 1gb. I play games like, bf3, black ops2, and chivalry medieval warfare. After I put in the gpu and turned it on, i updated the drivers and everything. I tried testing out bf3 first, the game would play for about 3-5min before my pc randomly shuts off. It happened with all the other games too. I checked my temperatures for my gpu while gaming, i get 60-70 degress Celcius. And im pretty sure that is normal for gaming. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE. I REALLY WANT TO START GAMING NOW. If there is anything else you need to know just tell me in the forum. Thank you very much.
Have you checked the temps on the rest of your components? If the GPU is putting out too much heat it could cause the CPU to overheat and shut off before it gets damaged. Get something like CPU-Z and check the temps while you game on a second monitor if you can or if that's not possible, run Prime 95 and 3D Mark at the same to simulate a running a CPU intensive game and see if your temps get too high.
According to Nvidia a 400W PSU is fine so the corsair 430W system builder will do the job it just doesn't have as much power as there more expensive ranges. Here is a review of the 450W version of the power supply you have http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Apevia-Turbolink...
Note they say they thought it was illegal to sell this kind of junk in the US
The builder series is OKAY, but they aren't made by seasonic like other corsair units. They certainly aren't junk, but if I was buying a new PSU I would spend a few extra dollars and get a nice one made from seasonic.