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Need serious help with my GPU

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July 30, 2012 6:24:25 AM

Guys you all gotta help me out here.

i have nvidia geforce 9600gt 512 ram which is giving me problems lately.
the games crash frequently, windows hangs,crash dumps. But when i disconnect the gpu and use the OB graphics these problems do not appear.
Ill mention my pc specs

cpu AMD Phenome X2 550 black edition 3.1 ghz

MOBO Asus M2N68-Am plus

Kingston 2gb ddr2 ram

GPU Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT 512 mb ram

PSU iball LPE 223-400 ( i think it is 250 w but m not sure and i think the psu is not good enuf)

Screen resolution 1600x900

do i need to change my gpu is it fried???
do i need to change my psu???
And what is this wire/connector coming out from the back of my gpu what is it used for...




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a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2012 6:36:55 AM

Well the GPU is quite old by now and could be dieing as for your PSU that GPU if I remember correctly (have not used Nvidia in a very long time) did not need PCI-E power connector. From what I could see it needs a 400wat PSU which seems a bit high maybe some one else can give you some more info. Does your case allow for a standard ATX PSU?
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a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2012 6:48:04 AM

I would persoanlly upgrade that aging GPU, an HD 7750 would whomp that card. It uses far less energy and would work with your PSU fine without needing a PCI-E power connector.
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July 30, 2012 7:42:40 AM

hey, thanks for the reply...
Yah m planning to get a new gpu. But what if the problem is with the psu and the new gpu also behaves as the one i have right now.
So do you think it is better to buy a new psu first and then later take a new gpu...
As one of my friends told me that my psu is not good enough.

@bryonhowley- i guess my case has a standard ATX psu size
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a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2012 7:51:09 AM

You can do that if that makes you feel more comfortable. Just make sure to buy a good PSU, if you need help choosing one along with the budget you will be willing to spend, ask away. ;) 
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July 30, 2012 8:03:47 AM

hey,
Can you tell me which psu and of how many wattage will be the best bet for me.
the company and the model make.
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a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2012 8:10:36 AM

How much are you willing to spend first, that will help me choose one for you?
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July 30, 2012 8:13:13 AM

i think around 70 to 80$..i can stretch a little more if required.
But pls suggest me a psu which i dont need to upgrade again in the future when i need to upgrade my system.
thanks again
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a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2012 8:18:16 AM

This is a great PSU, it cost $109.99, but with the $20 rebate, the final cost is $89.99. This PSU is worth the upgrade and will provide plenty of power even if you decide to buy powerful GPUs like the GTX 670 for example and SLI those cards. It has 750W and the PCI-E power connectors (4 connectors total, 2 needed on each high end card) for SLI/CF cards such as the GTX 670.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 31, 2012 2:45:14 PM

hey how about

Corsair cx430v2 or corsair cx500v2

Are these good enuf
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August 1, 2012 4:02:23 PM

Hey just a quick update
Just as a test I used my gpu in games and kept a lower resolution 1024x768
I normally use 1600x900

And the crashes bsod stopped...and as soon as I switched back to the 1600x900
Boom another hang with bsod
So what does this mean....
How should I go about solving this
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August 1, 2012 4:05:19 PM

that psu came with my cabinet
it was running ahd 6670 but barely
it would crash if i ran furmark
its really your call
but you should consider the hd 7750 which consumes lesser power than the hd 6670
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August 1, 2012 6:23:39 PM

panwala95 said:
that psu came with my cabinet
it was running ahd 6670 but barely
it would crash if i ran furmark
its really your call
but you should consider the hd 7750 which consumes lesser power than the hd 6670


+1 The 7750= 5770 in performance and your old 9600gt has 512 mb ram which is awful it would struggle to play any modern games

9600gt<7750
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