I am currently experiencing some problems with my PC. As soon as the GPU is needed to generate 3D stuff (games) the computer crashes and reboots. I have been keeping an eye on temps, but nothing seems to be overheating at the point of crashing. This leads me to believe that it is the PSU, but how can I confirm this? (The PSU has been working fine for months but I suppose it could have degraded through stress as it is not particularly powerful).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ps, I have a screenshot of HWmonitor if that helps (I can't make head nor tail of the Voltage readings).
So the problem definitely is the PSU? (Sorry, I am nearly totally clueless on this sort of thing)
I had a feeling it would be, it seems odd as one day the PSU was happy to supply juice to all the components and then all of a sudden it can't.
Thanks for the help, I'm now looking at returning the PSU to the manufacturer for a replacement. But before I do this is there any method or process by which I can definitively identify the PSU as the problem rather than the GPU? I don't want to send the PSU off only for them to send it back saying there's nothing wrong with it.
Sorry for all the questions, just want to do this right.
I had sim issue random restart and bsod after googling a lot turn up its psu prob soon as you hit gaming movie ie anything that need your gfx card draw to much juice bam restarts changed mine for a 650 antec from no name......sorted it had no issues after that....sorry guys for none tech talk just in a rush ...hope it help ...