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My new build can not run games.

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December 7, 2011 2:20:19 PM

I can do anything else on this build with no problems. When i try to play a game it shuts off 5 minutes in. I think its the PSU.

CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor

GPU: ZOTAC 560 ti amp edition

MB: ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

PSU: SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

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December 7, 2011 2:27:53 PM

I just realized how cheap my PSU is. It's cheaper than my old 550W Antec.
Should i just replace the PSU?
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December 7, 2011 2:38:37 PM

Might want to check your ram- i had this issue the last time i built the computer im currently on- could play for a few minutes and then it would kick me outta the game, and sometimes reboot. I thought it was the videocard at first, but outta habbit i went ahead and double checked everything and when i pulled a stick of ram out, suddenly i could run a game as long as i wanted.
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December 7, 2011 2:41:30 PM

blacksci said:
Might want to check your ram- i had this issue the last time i built the computer im currently on- could play for a few minutes and then it would kick me outta the game, and sometimes reboot. I thought it was the videocard at first, but outta habbit i went ahead and double checked everything and when i pulled a stick of ram out, suddenly i could run a game as long as i wanted.



I will give this a try right now.
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December 7, 2011 2:44:04 PM

i would say definitely replace the PSU, that is the one item in the rig that you don't want to flake out on, buy a decent PSU and it can last for many years/rigs.
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December 7, 2011 3:16:31 PM

temporarily under clock the video card ( ram and proc ) card could be getting too hot. some of the 560's were real crap. some had bootleg chips on them. others insufficient cooling.
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December 7, 2011 3:18:31 PM

Problem solved, thanks guys. It was the PSU.
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