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Is my small power supply causing my computer to blue screen and crash randomly?

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Last response: in Components
April 30, 2012 2:37:23 AM

i recently bought a power supply and added RAM but then i added a new video card and processor and totally didnt realize i bought a 380 power supply instead of a 450. these are the specs

AMD phenom ii x4 960T 3.0GHz processor
8 GB DDR3 1066
ASUS EAH6770/DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 (got lazy and copy pasted this part)
380W antec Earthwatt Green
windows 7 64 bit OS
this is all in an ASUS CM1630

i would greatly appreciate a response soon

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a b ) Power supply
April 30, 2012 2:51:16 AM

That PSU should be plenty for a 6770 as it only draws like 100W. It may also be the RAM. Download memtest and see if it blue screens when you run it.
a c 159 ) Power supply
April 30, 2012 11:24:34 AM

Great PSU and should be more than enough to run your rig. What error codes are you getting with the BSOD? Did you reinstall Windows or do a repair?
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May 7, 2012 1:13:41 AM

thanks guys i am pretty sure it is my RAM i ran tests with it and it says it has a bunch of errors and i sent in an RMA already. oh and i did not do anything with windows
May 10, 2012 3:16:18 AM

Best answer selected by opticspy24.