Alright so I just got a new build around Christmas been gaming fine with it but this week I've had a few random shutdowns
Everything is New besides Graphics card and PSU, I took them out of my Gaming rig before this one until I can get a new Graphics Card...
It will run fine and smooth but Randomly Shutdown without any Warning or Error log in the Windows Events..
Cpu running 45 to 52C not going any higher been monitoring it very well although DRAM Volts do flex a little with the asus probe it went to zero a few times
but as far as probe that's normal monitoring programs for you.
So now I'm Clueless I keep thinking the psu is going bad but don't make since when I can game for hours at a time sometimes and just log on and start gaming for 5 mins and shutdown.
I have noticed that the Mobo lights to cut off when it does shutdown so it is a loss of complete power from what I can see then the lights will come back on then I can power up the system.Also when Windows loads after a random shutoff you can hear the fans cut off and back on really fast witch is strange not ever had that happen with any other builds before.
About to buy a GFX card but would like to solve this first in case i do need a PSU i can wait on the card,
You DO NOT want to cheap out on the PSU with the specs you listed. I currently got Corsair's GS800, I think it is about $125 on newegg. Didn't skip a beat in almost a year. I think the GS700 (700 Watt version) is about $105, I'd look into that - you won't need 800W with only one GPU.
Yeah im fine with that just don't want to blow 200ish on a psu right now i don't think I'm going to crossfire with the 6950 but just in case id like to have a Crossfire ready psu.. Only games I playing right now is Swtor and Bf3 reviews saying playing on highest settings with that card fine without crossfire... so i was thinking 750 and 800ish would be fine but just in case lol
with HD6950 you need at least 550W PSU! if you want to overclock your cpu and if you plan to keep your PSU for more than 1 year, or for 24/7 usage and 1+ years 650W is enough for you! without OC 600W is fine! but it's always better to get more powerful PSU!
I suggest you to buy HX750 because it can handle up to 900W power and have 7years warranty! and also it costs 35$ more than gs800!
but it worth it!
and i have to say that i have an hx850 for 2years or more and i OC'd my CPU (i7 920@ 3.6Ghz) had 4890 vapor-X and right now i have ASUS 6950 Direct CU 2gb @ 950MHz core 1400MHz memory and it works without any problems!
Hmm Yes i do plan on OC my CPU to 4.0 or higher in the near future, and never hurts to have that power sitting there in case i got the extra cash to go crossfire with my system.. I think am going with the HX 750 or HX 850 one of the two def, The 7 year Warranty just sales it's self