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GTS 250 and PSU issue?

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June 17, 2012 7:51:44 AM

Hi,

I have a Tagan 700W PSU with 4x 12V 20A rails and XFX GTS 250. When I play games, my computer suddenly restarts. I've checked the temps and it doesn't seem to be an issue (~67C on GPU and 40ish on CPU/MB).

Is it really the case of PSU and 12V rails or should I look for something else that might cause this?

Thanks in advance for help.

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a c 181 U Graphics card
June 18, 2012 2:12:45 AM

First off you have a nice PSU and you have 240w on each 12v rail and it is constant and not peak.Your card only draws anywhere from 73.6 to 148.3w.

The 148.3w is a furmark test so it is going to run higher than any games. But the most common one is 80.9w which equals 6.7 amps and if the 148w is it then it is 12.4 amps.

So it isn't the PSU. Now does your rig do that on every game? You said you checked the temps. How are you checking them and what program are you using? You said 67c is that on idle or max in a game?

So you should be looking else where. Get back to us with the answers to the questions and we will go from there. Good luck.
a c 198 U Graphics card
June 18, 2012 3:06:02 AM

What are the rest of your computer specifications? Do you have the latest drivers for the card? And what games in particular does it do this in?

Also, I've never heard of Tagan, but this looks like yours:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Either way if DM186 says its good enough, I believe him.

Also DM, where did you get the specs for the card like that? That's pretty exact!
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a c 181 U Graphics card
June 18, 2012 5:46:52 AM

Deemo13 said:
What are the rest of your computer specifications? Do you have the latest drivers for the card? And what games in particular does it do this in?

Also, I've never heard of Tagan, but this looks like yours:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Either way if DM186 says its good enough, I believe him.

Also DM, where did you get the specs for the card like that? That's pretty exact!


I will give you a link that will help you find all the info about the cards in terms of GPU requirements of power. The part I like in is down at almost to the very bottom. It gives you URLs for each card.

You said you never herd about Tagan. Well remember the PSU list about tier 1 through 5 well the Tagans on on tier 2b and are not on any other tier. I also put the tier list for you in case you lost it.

@OP sorry for highjacking your thread but you can also use this info for you as well. Again get back to us when you can.

http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
a c 198 U Graphics card
June 18, 2012 5:50:29 AM

DM186 said:
I will give you a link that will help you find all the info about the cards in terms of GPU requirements of power. The part I like in is down at almost to the very bottom. It gives you URLs for each card.

You said you never herd about Tagan. Well remember the PSU list about tier 1 through 5 well the Tagans on on tier 2b and are not on any other tier. I also put the tier list for you in case you lost it.

@OP sorry for highjacking your thread but you can also use this info for you as well. Again get back to us when you can.

http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

OMG you have no idea! I have been looking for this chart for a long dang time! I had it saved on my computer, but then I did a clean install of Windows and lost it somewhere!

And I've been also looking for the PSU list! I'm going to bookmark them both. Thanks DM!
a c 181 U Graphics card
June 18, 2012 5:58:25 AM

Deemo13 said:
OMG you have no idea! I have been looking for this chart for a long dang time! I had it saved on my computer, but then I did a clean install of Windows and lost it somewhere!

And I've been also looking for the PSU list! I'm going to bookmark them both. Thanks DM!


You are sure welcome.
June 18, 2012 7:10:26 AM

I've been using MSI Afterburner to check the temps and I see in logs that generally the reboots occur when I have 65-70 degrees on the GPU. It has about 40-45 degrees on idle.

Just to confirm, it happens in every game.

I will be able to provide detailed specs as soon as I'm home, but it has a i750 CPU (and it stays cool).
My PSU is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 198 U Graphics card
June 18, 2012 7:23:34 AM

Maybe try the cards in a friends computer or something, see if it does the same thing. Or try a different card in there.
June 18, 2012 3:10:19 PM

My specs are:
- MSI P55-GD80,
- Intel i5 750 + Scythe Mugen 2 rev. B,
- 2x OCZ 2GB OCZ3RPR16002G,
- XFX GTS 250 512MB,
- Tagan TG700-U25 700W.

Hope this helps.

I will run separate CPU and RAM extensive tests and see if it affects stability.

Edit:
Indeed it's not an issue with GPU/PSU. I've run Prime95 blend stress-tests and it rebooted again. I've updated BIOS, turned off all Green Power voltage settings etc. and I'm running tests once more.

Edit 2:
Memtest86 shows no errors and my PC still crashes. CPU core temps are within normal range (33-37C idle, 57-64C on 100% load). I'm out of ideas...
a c 181 U Graphics card
June 19, 2012 12:01:08 AM

xaffu said:
My specs are:
- MSI P55-GD80,
- Intel i5 750 + Scythe Mugen 2 rev. B,
- 2x OCZ 2GB OCZ3RPR16002G,
- XFX GTS 250 512MB,
- Tagan TG700-U25 700W.

Hope this helps.

I will run separate CPU and RAM extensive tests and see if it affects stability.

Edit:
Indeed it's not an issue with GPU/PSU. I've run Prime95 blend stress-tests and it rebooted again. I've updated BIOS, turned off all Green Power voltage settings etc. and I'm running tests once more.

Edit 2:
Memtest86 shows no errors and my PC still crashes. CPU core temps are within normal range (33-37C idle, 57-64C on 100% load). I'm out of ideas...


You said "Indeed it's not an issue with GPU/PSU" but you turn right around and say " I've run Prime95 stress-tests and it rebooted again" That tells me you have a problem with your GPU.

When you stress test your GPU and it shuts down unless you didn't fraise your sentance right, you have a problem with the GPU. Can you barrow another GPU or take your GPU and run it in another rig?

I know Deemo13 suggested that to you. What games are you playing at the time this happens? Does it do it on all games? Have you tried gameboost program? It is only going to be free untill the end of the month.

June 19, 2012 6:14:58 AM

DM186 said:
You said "Indeed it's not an issue with GPU/PSU" but you turn right around and say " I've run Prime95 stress-tests and it rebooted again" That tells me you have a problem with your GPU.

When you stress test your GPU and it shuts down unless you didn't fraise your sentance right, you have a problem with the GPU. Can you barrow another GPU or take your GPU and run it in another rig?

I know Deemo13 suggested that to you. What games are you playing at the time this happens? Does it do it on all games? Have you tried gameboost program? It is only going to be free untill the end of the month.


Prime95 does not use GPU at all. It's a CPU/RAM stress-test application.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime95#Use_for_stress_tes...

I think the cause of this might still be PSU, I will try a different one hopefully later today.
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