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Recently bought a new PSU almost immediate problems.

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January 31, 2012 7:03:14 PM

Hello, I've recently bought a new 550W PSU for my PC and after around 10mins of hard gaming (MW3,BF3 etc...) on high graphics the PC will boot down. I was wondering if perhaps i have installed it incorrectly or there is anything possibly wrong with the PSU i have bought? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated :D  thank you
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January 31, 2012 7:06:53 PM

Need your system specs...especially for your PSU
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January 31, 2012 7:12:57 PM

1GB SAPP HD6790 11194-00-20G
AMD PHENOM2 X6 1090T AM3 125w
MSI 870-G45 mobo
500GB HD
Some random O.D

PSU is a A-550BR
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January 31, 2012 7:17:27 PM

http://www.box.co.uk/Ace_Value_550W_Black_Power_Supply_...

If the above is your PSU then there in lies your major malfunction in life, send it back and buy a decent branded unit from the likes of Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, XFX or Silverstone. Never ever try to save money when it comes to buying a PSU it is the single most important factor on any PC.
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January 31, 2012 7:32:12 PM

Like Uther said, you want to get your money back on that one, but out of curiosity can you post all the information from the sticker on the side? I want to find out who made it.

eta: The cheapest 550 PSU that is worth purchasing on the site Uther linked is:

http://www.box.co.uk/OCZ_ZS_550w_80_Performance_Power_S...
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