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Help, do i need a new PSU?

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December 19, 2009 5:02:52 AM

Right so I have a new PC, it has a crusty Hyena 350W PSU.

I got an HD4670 because the PSU was so poor.

I am having some issues with my graphics card:

I've only been playing Q3 and WoW.

Q3 every so often - it resets the card but can continue playing after a 30 second freeze.
Wow when I Tab Alt sometimes - it seems to kill the whole card and i cant use any video applications until i reboot.

happens about once every 1-4 hours.

Bios is updated
I have the newest drivers available for the card.
I've tried various other tweaks from forum suggestions like turning off AA etc.

Does anyone think that this PSU will be causing the issue?

Now I can go upgrade to a Heyna 500W PSU with dual ball bearing fans for free, but will this solve the issue do you think?

The Heyna 500W PSU is around $50 NZ, the next cheapest thing I can find in what people would deem as a 'reliable brand' is a Thermaltake Litepower 430 Watt PSU for $90 or a Vantec ION2 460W PSU or a Enermax Tomahawk 400W for $100

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December 19, 2009 5:04:38 AM

also i dont even know if PSUs are different sizes and if they will fit in my case and onto my Mobo or not
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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2009 6:55:33 AM

What about Corsair CX400?
If it is in your budget then get it for sure.OR any PC Power and cooling or SeaSonic PSU will do the job.

But If you are getting 500W Hyena for *Free* then i should tell you that even crap 500W PSU will run HD 4670.

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December 19, 2009 5:19:13 PM

Run OCCT and look at the voltage charts when it finishes.....are they stable ?

read web site warnings about usage.....these tests put heavy loads on your system and they could fry poor quality or improperly installed components
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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2009 5:31:30 PM

lazy_Mofo said:
it has a crusty Hyena 350W PSU.

Who you calling crusty ?

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a b U Graphics card
December 20, 2009 4:04:31 AM

shubham1401 said:

A big lol :lol:  :pt1cable: 

an adult hyena can produce 800 pounds per square inch of bite pressure, i wouldn wanna provoke it