when i play games after a while my comp restarts itself. I have been told that it may be the graphic card overheating. My graphic card is a ECS 9800gt. Temps get to around 73 degrees when playing games. If i need cooling how should I cool the graphic card and what products should be used.
Thanks in advance
Tbh, 73C under load is nothing for the gpu itself, but it might be overheating the rest of your system. My 8800gt idled at 75C/90+ load and ran games fine until the fan failed.
You might want to look at your overall system temps instead of just the graphics card. Buy a cheap pci extractor fan from newegg, they cost buttons and can really help to draw heat out of poorly ventilated systems.
Okay I'm thinking of getting a new power supply anyone know any good brands and what voltage I should go for.
I also have the same problems: i can benchmark it 100% fine and completes every time and play Farcry2 on max res but some game will cause a freeze and reboot, i have been told many times its the PSU. I found a Corsair Power supply 620W and i'm waiting till i can order it.
Need to know what other components we're dealing with here to recommend a proper PSU, however I would bet that most (preferably reputable name-brand) ones with at least 500W (continuous) or 600+W (peak) would suit you just fine. Another thing to consider is the number and type (6-pin, 8-pin, 6+2-pin) of PCI-E power connectors and number of SATA power connectors needed. A lot of people overlook that little tidbit.