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Got a new 660 and now the computer makes a noise and shuts down

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December 27, 2012 12:39:48 AM

My computer makes a crackling or popping noise and then shuts down whenever i start up battlefield 3 after installing my new GTX 660. Anyone know what might be going on?
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December 27, 2012 1:51:23 AM

What brand & how many watts is your PSU?
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December 27, 2012 2:00:53 AM

logysis and 550 watts
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a b ) Power supply
December 27, 2012 2:49:27 AM

bmitrano825 said:
logysis and 550 watts


Replace with a new one that is of higher quality and provides the amount of power that it states it can.

Look for a Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, or XFX unit in the 500-550w range. Notable mentions include some Rosewill, OCZ, and select other makers units.
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December 27, 2012 3:25:51 AM
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December 27, 2012 3:36:53 AM

Wow. Thank you for all the reccomendations and the help. I saw on the card that it requires a 450 watt minimum and 24 amps on the +12 volt rail. What does that last part mean exactly? Does my PSU not meet that requirement? I'm trying to pinpoint my exact problem with the card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <<<< Here is my PSU currently.
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January 2, 2013 10:57:39 PM

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