so I have had this problem with the new BF3 game causing my PC to deep freeze when put under high stress. After some research I found it is probably caused by a weak (read not strong enough) PSU. As I am not much of a HW geek, I would ask those of you who feel comfortable about this stuff to lend me a hand.
So this is my PC setup:
Radeon HD5850 1GB, GDDR5
CPU Interl i3-540 (3,06GHz)
HDD SG Barracuda 7200.12, 500GB
RAM Geil 2x2GB DDR3 2133MHz
MB MSI H55-GD65
DVD-R LG GH22NS
COOLER Arctic Cooling Xtreme (rev.2)
(Case Revoltec Cathoden Twin set)
And that all is currently powered by PSU Enermax PRO82+ II, 425W.
I do not know if 500W PSU would be enough or if I shouldn't take the chances and go for a 600W one instead.
I would prefer a cheap, yet effective and quiet PSU that will last (won't have to return it to the seller every 2 months). So far I have considered buying Seasonic M12II-620 but I have no idea whether it's good or not.
If this one is good than I guess I will go with it. The problem with the current PSU isn't it not being good enough (like total said, Enermax is among the very top), I have an issue with it not being "strong" enough - my PC simply eats up more power than my PSU produces.
The problem with the current PSU isn't it not being good enough (like total said, Enermax is among the very top), I have an issue with it not being "strong" enough - my PC simply eats up more power than my PSU produces.
People generally tend to believe that thier systems use much more power than they actually do.
First of all, thank you very much delluser1. You really helped out. On a sidenote, I kinda do not understand why does it say the gfx needs at least 500W PSU to run. Anyways.
So my friend has recently bought (or more of I sold it to him) the exact same copy of the game I did. That is from the same reseller, in Russian and changed the language manually by using some language pack found on the internet. He pretty much has the same issue as I do, with the only exception that his game shuts down deliberately, but his PC still remains usable whereas my issue is with it deep freezing. So this pretty much helped to prove your point that the PSU isn't the issue in this case, neither is it faulty or not sufficient.
So, now I need your assistance with this: Is the matter about this whole thing in the copy of the game or in the language pack manually installed after the purchase?