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Xfx hd radeon video problems

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June 19, 2011 12:45:06 AM

i have been using an xfx 4850 for the last 3 months and for the first time my pc just blanked out on me..no really the video just turned of while the system still ran. from then on my pc would turn off occasionally and now still dealing with it. i did some research and found out many people seem to have this problem. but some say its not the video card, instead the hdd. i did have a hard drive problem the day before where my hard drive needed a disk check but the disk check would never finish. it would get upto step 5 and freeze. also when i try to open windows in safe mode. it also just freeze when trying to load up the files. my pc would run fine until i start playing some hradcore games, but when i check the temp it would only be below 60c. so i don't really know where my problem is so if some one could help out i would really appreciate it.
June 19, 2011 1:09:21 AM

Provide the specs of your hardware including the brand and model of your power supply.

It seems that you may be short of PSU capacity
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June 19, 2011 1:38:17 AM

i am currently running on a 450 wat, i think the brand is pentuim power supply which came with my case that i bought. i have a,
-Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5",
- AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3,
- ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
-CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
-XFX HD-485X-ZNFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
thats bout it..thanks for the help
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